Minister Fantino Recognizes the Contributions of the Italian-Canadian Community on the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
June 02, 2011

Vaughan– The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, encourages residents of Vaughan to learn more about the contributions of Canadians of Italian heritage and to participate in the festivities on June 2nd. 

“Our Government appreciates the valuable contributions the Italian-Canadian community has made to our national identity,” said Minister Fantino. “It is important that their achievements be celebrated and never forgotten.”

The Vaughan community has an opportunity to become aware of the history of Italian-Canadians, both in Vaughan and across the nation, including the founding and pioneering experiences. The Italian community has contributed to arts, culture, sports, media, literature, education, politics, business and many other facets of Canadian society. 

“Vaughan and the GTA are greatly enriched because of the contributions and hard work of Italian -Canadians," said Minister Fantino.