|Senator for Repentigny, Quebec|
December 23, 1976 – August 3, 1997
|Appointed by||Pierre Trudeau|
|Preceded by||J.-Eugène Lefrançois|
|Succeeded by||Marisa Ferretti Barth|
March 18, 1934|
Cattolica Eraclea, Italy
|Died||August 3, 1997
Pietro Rizzuto (March 18, 1934 – August 3, 1997) was a Canadian politician.
In 1976, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Pierre Trudeau representing the senatorial division of Repentigny, Quebec. He was the first Canadian of Italian origin to be appointed to the Senate. He was an "old and dear friend" of Jean Chrétien.
He was made a Grande Ufficiale of Italy's Order of Merit of the Republic.
He was married to Pina and had three children: Melina, Alfonso, and Maria Christina. He died in Montreal in 1997.
- "Debates of the Senate, 1st Session, 36th Parliament, Tuesday, September 30, 1997".
- "Prime Minister Chrétien pays tribute to the late Pietro Rizzuto".
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