Tobias Enverga

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The Honourable
Tobias C. Enverga
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Senator for Ontario
Assumed office
September 6, 2012
Nominated by Stephen Harper
Appointed by David Johnston
TCDSB Trustee for Ward 8
In office
December 1, 2010 – September 5, 2012
Preceded by Oliver Carroll
Succeeded by Garry Tanuan
Personal details
Born (1955-12-02) December 2, 1955 (age 61)
Political party Conservative

Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. is a Canadian senator representing the province of Ontario.

School Trustee[edit]

He served as a school trustee on the Toronto Catholic District School Board until his appointment to the Senate and was the first Filipino-Canadian elected to public office in the city of Toronto.

He was co-chair of the Asian Heritage Month Celebration for the Greater Toronto Area and was previously a director of the Canadian Multicultural Council - Asians in Ontario. He founded the Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation and is a former president of the Philippine Independence Day Council. He was awarded the Queen's 60th Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

Senator[edit]

Enverga was appointed to the Senate of Canada on September 6, 2012, where he sits as a Conservative.

At the time of his appointment, he was a project manager at the Bank of Montreal, where he has worked for more than 30 years.[1]

Committee Assignments[edit]

He is currently a member of the following committees:

  • Aboriginal Peoples (APPA)
  • Banking, Trade and Commerce (BANC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans (POFO)

He was previously a member of the following committees:

  • Agriculture and Forestry (AGFO)
  • Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament (RPRD)
  • Social Affairs, Science and Technology (SOCI)

Personal life[edit]

He lives in Toronto and was born in the Philippines. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Letran College in the Philippines, a Masters Certificate in Project Management from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and a Computer Studies Certificate from Centennial College.

Electoral Record[edit]

Municipal[edit]

2010 Toronto election
Catholic District School Board
Trustee – Ward 8
Candidate Votes  %
Tobias Enverga 2,596 22.04%
Carol Williams 2,560 21.73%
Tom De Luca 1,460 12.39%
Paul Del Grande 1,371 11.64%
Theresa Pastore 1,365 11.59%
Leo Ng 1,336 11.34%
Benedict Aguiar 1,091 9.26%
Total 12,652 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1st Fil-Canadian senator appointed". ABS-CBN News. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.