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Filomena Tassi

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Preceded by  David Sweet
Profession  Attorney Chaplain
Political party  Liberal
Name  Filomena Tassi

Spouse(s)  Jim
Role  Politician
Children  Maria Matthew
Party  Liberal Party of Canada
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Alma mater  University of Waterloo University of Western Ontario
Education  University of Western Ontario, University of Waterloo

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Filomena Tassi is a Canadian politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.


Tassi studied law at the University of Western Ontario, and then practised corporate law for six years. She subsequently left the legal profession and studied philosophy and religious education at the University of Waterloo, and began working as the chaplain at Bishop Tonnos Secondary School, a job she held until her election to the House of Commons.

Tassi's first run for elective office was as a candidate for the Ontario Liberal Party in the 1995 provincial election, where she finished a narrow second to NDP incumbent David Christopherson. Two decades later, she became the federal Liberal candidate in Hamilton during the 2015 federal election. Her candidacy attracted some media controversy, as she had made statements in the past suggesting that her Roman Catholic faith made her personally opposed to abortion, which seemingly put her in conflict with Liberal leader Justin Trudeau's requirement that all candidates agree to vote in favour of abortion rights. Trudeau clarified that Tassi had agreed to support the legal right to abortion.

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