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Francis Scarpaleggia

Lac-Saint-Louis

First elected to the House of Commons in 2004, Francis Scarpaleggia was re-elected to Parliament in 2006, 2008 and 2011. He is the Chair of the National Liberal Caucus.


Francis has made the protection of Canada’s freshwater a personal priority. With this goal in mind, he has submitted motions and bills to the House of Commons for debate, including a motion calling on the government to create a national water strategy and a bill to ban bulk-water exports. He also initiated an in-depth study by the House of Commons Environment committee into the impact of the oil sands on Canada’s water resources, introduced legislation to prohibit the dumping of toxic mining waste into Canada’s water bodies, and called on the government to create a Council of the St. Lawrence to better protect this vital waterway.


Since first being elected, Francis has served on the following House of Commons committees: Public Safety and National Security (Vice Chair), Environment and Sustainable Development (Vice Chair), Transport, Canadian Heritage, and Government Operations and Estimates.


Francis is also a founding member of the all-party Parliamentary Committee on Palliative and Compassionate Care. In this capacity, he organized and chaired hearings in Montreal in the fall of 2010 to hear testimony for the Committee’s report, entitled Not to be Forgotten: Care of Vulnerable Canadians.


As the former senior political advisor to his predecessor, Clifford Lincoln, Francis has extensive knowledge of and experience in the federal policy-making and legislative processes. In this earlier role, he was involved in Clifford Lincoln’s original work on improving train service in Montreal's West Island that has since evolved into the well-known Train de l’Ouest initiative under the former Lac-Saint-Louis MP’s ongoing leadership.


Before entering politics, Francis taught business administration at Montreal’s Dawson College. Prior to that, he spent several years working in the private sector, including as a corporate financial analyst.


Francis did his undergraduate work in economics at McGill University and earned a master’s degree in economics from Columbia University, in New York. He later obtained an MBA from Concordia University.


Francis lives with his wife and two children in Kirkland.


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Francis Scarpaleggia in the news

  1. Liberal Party of Canada statement on the Quebec provincial election

    April 7, 2014

    MONTRÉAL – Liberal National Caucus Chair, Francis Scarpaleggia, issued the following statement today on the provincial election in Quebec: “In light of the importance of today’s […]  More »

  2. Liberals Call on Government, NDP to Support Study of Security on Canada’s Trains

    May 6, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberal Public Safety critic Francis Scarpaleggia made the following statement today on Canada’s passenger and freight train security: “In light of the recent alleged terrorist […]  More »

  3. Liberal Statement on World Water Day

    March 22, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberal Water critic Francis Scarpaleggia made the following statement today on World Water Day: “Today on World Water Day, and during this International Year of […]  More »

  4. Conservatives Must Immediately Address Gross Overrepresentation of Aboriginal Peoples in Prison

    March 7, 2013

    OTTAWA– Liberal Public Safety critic Francis Scarpaleggia made the following statement today on the Correctional Investigator’s report on Aboriginal inmates in our federal penitentiaries: “Correctional Investigator […]  More »

  5. Government Must Support Liberal Motion to Study Canada’s Cyber Security

    February 22, 2013

    Government Must Support Liberal Motion to Study Canada’s Cyber Security MONTREAL– Liberal Public Safety critic Francis Scarpaleggia made the following statement today on cyber security: “Today […]  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:
House of Commons
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6
Phone: (613) 995-8281
Fax: (613) 995-0528

In Lac-Saint-Louis:
1 Holiday Avenue, East Tower, Suite 635
Pointe-Claire (QC) H9R 5N3
Phone: (514) 695-6661
Fax: (514) 695-3708

http://www.scarpaleggia.ca

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