|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||Alfonso Gagliano|
August 22, 1962 |
Massimo Pacetti (born August 22, 1962) is a Canadian politician from Quebec, Canada. Pacetti has served in the Canadian House of Commons since winning a 2002 by-election in the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel. He currently serves as the Liberal Party of Canada's Deputy Whip and Critic for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec.
Life and career
Pacetti ran as the Liberal candidate in a by-election in 2002 for a seat in the Canadian House of Commons and was elected in the riding of Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel. He was re-elected in the 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2011 general elections.
He introduced bill C-302, an "Act to recognize the injustice that was done to persons of Italian origin through their “enemy alien” designation and internment during the Second World War, and to provide for restitution and promote education on Italian-Canadian history" which was passed by the House of Commons on April 28, 2010.
Pacetti is the Vice–Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) and the FINA Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure.
Pacetti opposed Parliament studying the definition of a human being, saying “In reality, this is just a back door to reopen the debate over abortion in Canada, and a debate that has been closed for many years.”
Electoral record (incomplete)
|Canadian federal election, 2006: Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel|
|Bloc Québécois||Justine Charlemagne||7,772||18.74||-3.11||$20,789|
|New Democratic Party||Laura Colella||2,831||6.83||+0.85||$4,702|
|Green||Pierre-Louis Parant||961||2.32||-0.01||none listed|
|Marxist-Leninist||Stéphane Chénier||219||0.53||-0.13||none listed|
|Total valid votes||41,463||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||640|
|Electors on the lists||73,869|
|Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.|
|Canadian federal election, 2004: Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel|
|Bloc Québécois||Paul-Alexis François||8,852||21.85||+7.40||$9,289|
|New Democratic Party||Laura Colella||2,422||5.98||$6,007|
|Green||Ricardo Fellicetti||944||2.33||none listed|
|Marxist-Leninist||Stéphane Chénier||267||0.66||none listed|
|Total valid votes||40,507||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||855|
|Electors on the lists||75,864|
|Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada. Percentage change totals are in relation to the 2000 general election.|
- Third Session, Fortieth Parliament, House of Commons, Bill C–302 Retrieved January 2, 2011. (pdf file)
- Standing Committee on Finance (FINA) membership list Retrieved January 2, 2011.
- Ditchburn, Jennifer. "The Chronicle Herald - Parties clash over abortion". The Chronicle Herald. The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved September 22, 2012.