Consiglio Di Nino

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The Honourable
Consiglio Di Nino
Senator for Ontario
In office
August 30, 1990 – June 30, 2012
Appointed by Brian Mulroney
Personal details
Born (1938-01-24) January 24, 1938 (age 79)
Political party Conservative
Religion Roman Catholic

Consiglio Di Nino (born January 24, 1938) is a businessman and was a Canadian senator from 1990 to 2012.

Early life and career[edit]

Born in Italy, Di Nino immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of 13. He attended St Michael's College School in Toronto before going to the University of Toronto and York University.

Beginning as a bank teller in 1955, Di Nino rose to a management position at the Toronto-Dominion Bank and eventually became an executive at Realty Capital Corporation. In 1979, he founded and became CEO of Cabot Trust (which eventually became Cabot Capital Corporation). He left in 1991 to become a consultant in the financial sector.

Political career[edit]

In 1990, Di Nino was appointed to the Senate on the recommendation of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. He sat as a Progressive Conservative until 2004 when he and most of his Tory colleagues joined the Conservative Party of Canada. He served as Government Whip in the Senate from January 1, 2010 to May 24, 2011. He resigned on June 30, 2012, seven months before his mandatory retirement.[1]

One of Di Nino's interests in the Senate has been the status of Tibet. Di Nino has given a number of speeches and written letters urging a boycott of the People's Republic of China because of its occupation of that country.

Di Nino has also been heavily involved in the Italian-Canadian community as past chair of Villa Charities Incorporated (a charity founded by the Italian-Canadian business community), past president of the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association, Villa Colombo Home for the Aged and the Columbus Centre of Toronto. He also served as president of Harbourfront Corporation, a federal agency responsible for Toronto's waterfront.

See also[edit]

List of Ontario senators


  1. ^ "Federal Experience: Consiglio Di Nino". PARLINFO. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 

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