Tony Caterina

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Tony Caterina
Caterina in 2016
City of Edmonton Councillor
In office
Preceded byNew Ward
Succeeded byNew Ward
ConstituencyWard 7
In office
Preceded byJanice Melnychuk
Succeeded byDave Loken
ConstituencyWard 3
Personal details
Born (1956-03-28) March 28, 1956 (age 68)
Montagano, Italy
Residence(s)Edmonton, Alberta
OccupationCity councillor, businessman

Tony Caterina (born March 28, 1956, in Montagano, Italy) is a Canadian businessman and politician who has served on the Edmonton City Council since 2007. He formerly represented Ward 7 from 2010 to 2021. In 2021, he ran in the new constituency of O-Day’min however he lost to newcomer Urban Planner Anne Stevenson by over 3,000 votes. Provincially, Tony Caterina ran for election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview and lost in the May 5, 2015, election to NDP incumbent Deron Bilous.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tony Caterina was born in Italy. His family moved to Canada in 1962 and settled in Edmonton, Alberta.[2] He began an education degree at the University of Alberta, but ultimately majored in history.[2]

Caterina founded three clothing stores in 1974 and later founded a local industrial pipe insulation company.[3] He became involved in civic politics as a member of the Board of Directors for the Alberta Avenue Business Association.[3]

Political career[edit]

Caterina was seeking election to be the MLA in the Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview riding and lost in the May 5, 2015, election.

Caterina ran for a seat on Edmonton's municipal council as a candidate in the 2004 Edmonton municipal election in Ward 3.

Caterina ran for a seat to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in the electoral district of Edmonton-Centre in the 2004 Alberta general election.

After another failed bid for a seat in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Caterina was disqualified from running in future Alberta elections due to an $11,000 campaign deficit that he was unable to pay back.[4]

First term[edit]

Caterina ran for Edmonton municipal council a second time in the 2007 Edmonton municipal election. He took the seat in an eight-way race for Ward 6.

Caterina attempted to keep Edmonton Centre Airport CYXD from being closed.[2] He has been a fiscal conservative on council encouraging the city to exercise budgetary restraint.[2] He serves as a representative for the City of Edmonton as a member of the Board of Directors for Northlands since being elected in 2007.[5]

Second term[edit]

Following the change in electoral boundaries, Caterina ran for a second term in office in Ward 7 in the 2010 Edmonton municipal election.[6] Although Tony's campaign signs were targeted and marked by graffiti artists in 2010,[7] he won his campaign for Ward 7.

Third term[edit]

Caterina was reelected in Ward 7 October 2013.


  1. ^ "NDP sweep Edmonton ridings". Archived from the original on 2016-08-26.
  2. ^ a b c d "Tony Caterina exudes certain savoir faire". January 11, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Biographies of Council Members". City of Edmonton. p. 53. Archived from the original on December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 14, 2010.
  4. ^ Ryan Tumilty. "Well-known names disqualified for future Alberta elections". Metro News.
  5. ^ "Northlands Board of Directors". Retrieved September 11, 2010.
  6. ^ Michelle Thompson (August 25, 2010). "Ward 7 — Tony Caterina". Edmonton Sun.
  7. ^ Jeff Cummings (August 31, 2010). "Edmonton city councillor a target of graffiti". Edmonton Sun.

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