Sergio Marchi

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For Italian international footballer from the 1930s and 1940s, see Sergio Marchi (footballer).
The Honourable
Sergio Marchi
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York West
In office
Preceded by James Fleming
Succeeded by Judy Sgro
Personal details
Born (1956-05-12) May 12, 1956 (age 58)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Political party Liberal
Profession Urban planner

Sergio Marchi, PC (born May 12, 1956) is a Canadian diplomat and former politician.

Marchi was born in Argentina to an Croce Italian family who subsequently emigrated to Canada. He worked as a businessman and urban planner.

He entered politics when he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1984 election as the Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the Toronto-area riding of York West.

When the Liberals came to power in the 1993 election, Prime Minister Jean Chrétien brought Marchi into the Canadian Cabinet as Secretary of State for Canada. He subsequently served as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Minister of the Environment. He was appointed Minister of International Trade in 1997.

Marchi left politics in 1999 to accept an appointment as Canadian ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. He served one term as Chairman of the WTO's ruling council.

In 2005, it was reported in the media that Marchi might challenge incumbent David Miller for the Toronto mayoralty in the municipal election in 2006. Marchi said only that he was talking with people.[1] In February 2006, Marchi joined the Toronto law firm of Lang Michener LLP as a senior advisor, and also became President of the Canada China Business Council, and Chairman of the Canadian Services Coalition.

Marchi is currently serving as a Senior Fellow with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, in Geneva. He also teaches at Webster University, in Geneva, in the International Relations Department, and heads up an international initiative advancing the cause of global governance for migration.


  1. ^ Linda Diebel. Rumour mill on mayoral race is at full tilt. Toronto Star. July 2, 2005. Pg. B01.

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