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Marco Mendicino is a Canadian politician who has been the Minister of Public Safety since October 26, 2021. A member of the Liberal Party, Mendicino represents Eglinton—Lawrence in the House of Commons, sitting as a member of Parliament (MP) since 2015. He was the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship from 2019 to 2021.
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Marco Mendicino PC MP was born on July 28, 1973 (age 49 years) in Toronto, Canada. He is the son of Italian immigrant parents. He studied political science at Carleton University, before attending law school at the University of Windsor. Later in his career, he also studied human resources management at York University’s Schulich School of Business.
Mendicino worked as a federal prosecutor for ten years, during which time he was involved in the handling of the Toronto 18-terrorism case. He also worked for the Law Society of Upper Canada, served as the president of the Association of Justice Counsel, and taught as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Mendicino was an occasional member of the Eglinton—Lawrence Liberal riding executive and served as legal counsel to provincial Liberal candidate Mike Colle’s campaign in 2014. Mendicino stood for the federal nomination for the 2015 general election. He faced a major battle for the nomination after Conservative MP Eve Adams crossed the floor to join the Liberal Party. With the support of party leader Justin Trudeau, sought the Liberal nomination in Eglinton—Lawrence.
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Mendicino secured the support of former interim Liberal leader Bob Rae and nearby incumbent MP Judy Sgro. He defeated Adams at the July 26, 2015, nomination meeting by 1,936 to 1,100 votes. In the general election, Mendicino faced the incumbent Conservative MP Joe Oliver, who was Minister of Finance, as well as a surprise New Democratic Party nominee in former Saskatchewan finance minister Andrew Thomson. Mendicino attacked Thomson as a parachute candidate. Ultimately, Mendicino won the election.
He was appointed on January 30, 2017, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada serving under Jody Wilson-Raybould. On August 31, 2018, he became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities serving under François-Philippe Champagne. Mendicino was re-elected in the 2019 federal election and subsequently named Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
Marco Mendicino was re-elected in the 2021 federal election and made Minister of Public Safety on October 26. As Minister, Mendicino oversaw the first-ever invocation of the Emergencies Act in response to the 2022 Freedom Convoy protests in February 2022. Scrutiny from the media and opposition followed regarding whether the use of the Act was necessary.
Media questioned whether law enforcement asked for the Act’s use. This question stems from testimony on 26 April before the DEDC committee, in which he noted in response to a question from Bloc Quebecois MP Rheal Fortin that the government “invoked the act because it was the advice of non-partisan professional law enforcement that the existing authorities were ineffective at the time to restore public safety.” In response to questions from Liberal MP Rachel Bendayan, he said: We invoked the act because it was the advice of non-partisan professional law enforcement that existing authorities were ineffective at the time to restore public safety at all of the ports of entry you mentioned.
Mendicino then addressed the media’s questions surrounding cabinet confidence, and whether this provision would be lifted for the purposes of the public inquiry that is written into the Emergencies Act, called the Rouleau inquiry. On April 27, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the House of Commons that “police were clear that they needed tools not held by any federal, provincial or territorial law.”
On 19 May 2022 Shadow Minister for Emergency Preparedness Dane Lloyd asked Mendicino about the need for the invocation of the Emergencies Act and elicited the comment that the latter “stands by previous statements that the federal government invoked the Emergencies Act on the recommendation of law enforcement officials.” On 11 May 2022 RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki stated under oath to the DEDC committee that “while her agency was consulted, it never requested nor recommended the [Emergency Act] uses”.
On 17 May the interim Ottawa police chief Steve Bell testified at PROC committee that he did not request the invocation of the Emergencies Act from the government. Another police service that was involved in the Freedom Convoy protests was the Ontario Provincial Police, and testimony on 24 March before the SECU committee from its commissioner Thomas Carrique led many to believe that Carrique made the request, Mendicino clarified in testimony given to the SECU committee on 17 May when he prevaricated.
Marco Mendicino’s Deputy Minister answered questions before the DEDC committee on 8 June, in which he testified that the minister “was misunderstood”, and on 14 June the Official Opposition called for Mendicino to resign. On 15 June before the DEDC committee, Minister for Emergency Preparedness Bill Blair and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland spoke to questions about recommendations from law enforcement to invoke the Emergencies Act. Minister Blair notes, “I’m not aware of any recommendation of law enforcement. Quite frankly, this is a decision of government.”
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Deputy Prime Minister Freeland said “I would like to take personal responsibility for that decision [to invoke the Emergencies Act], it was my opinion it was the correct decision,” and “the last resort”. DEDC committee co-chair Fortin was unable to get a direct answer to his questions about what steps the federal government tried taking before invoking the last resort. MP and committee co-chair Matthew Green repeatedly asked whether Freeland “took notes at high-level meetings she had with bank officials about the economic measures in the emergency declaration,” and after getting no response during his allotted time for questions, a frustrated Green said, “that is unreal.”
Marco Mendicino is married to his longtime girlfriend Diana Iannetta, they had their wedding in Canada. His wife is a private person and they have two daughters, Michaela Mendicino and Gemma Mendicino.
Marco Mendicino net worth
How much is Marco Mendicino worth? Marco Mendicino net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his primary work as a politician. Marco Mendicino’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $400,000 dollars annually. His remarkable achievements have earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy car trips. He is one of the richest and most influential politicians in Cananda. Marco Mendicino stands at an appealing height of 1.81m and has a good body weight which suits his personality.