John was born in Revelstoke BC, the 5th of 7 children of Italian immigrant parents.
He attended Runnymede Collegiate Institute where he was elected student council president in grade 13. He graduated from York University with a degree in Political Science in 1977. In 1980 he graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1982. Upon graduation he established the law firm of Nunziata, Anand & Levy.
In 1978, while in 2nd year law, John was elected as an Alderman in the Borough of York and was re-elected in 1980 with the biggest majority in York’s history.
On September 4, 1984 John was elected to the House of Commons as the MP for York South-Weston and re-elected three times, serving 16 years in Parliament.
On June 2, 1997 after leaving the Liberal Party over a matter of principal (the Liberal government failed to keep their promise to scrap the GST), John made political history by being elected as an Independent MP.
Currently, John is a sole practitioner focusing on government advocacy at all 3 levels and administrative law. His sister Frances is a Toronto City Councillor and his son Patrick was recently elected as a TDSB Trustee.
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OPA CPD SERIES: Lobbying and Advocacy – How to Mobilize Your Elected Officials
As part of the 2021 OPA CPD Series, the Education Committee presents a remote live-streamed Zoom CPD:
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