Tony Clement is the President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Minister for FedNor. He has also been the Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka since 2006.
Since his election to the House of Commons, Mr. Clement had previously served on the front benches as both Minister of Health and Minister of Industry, playing a lead role in getting Canada’s economy back on track after the most significant global economic recession since the 1930s.
On May 2nd, 2011 Mr. Clement was re-elected for a third consecutive time. Shortly after his re-election, Mr. Clement was named President of the Treasury Board and asked to lead the development and execution of a government wide savings initiative – looking at transformational ways to support and deliver services to tax payers in the most effective and efficient means possible. This follows through on the Government’s commitment to Canadians to eliminate the deficit and continue to strengthen the economy.
Within the federal government, he has chaired five different Committees of Cabinet and serves on the Priorities and Planning Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister.
Mr. Clement’s dedication to public service spans three decades. During his eight years as an Ontario MPP he held prominent Cabinet positions in the Harris government.
In the private sector, Mr. Clement has been a lawyer, a business board member and a small business owner and entrepreneur. He’s had to meet payroll, balance the books and hit his business targets!
As an immigrant to this country, Mr Clement wishes to instil a strong work ethic he learned from his parents with his three children. His wife Lynne joins him in this life’s work. Mr. Clement is passionate about his family, his community, and Canada.