Tony Clement

Cropped photo of Honourable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board of Canada, addressing ICANN 45, 2012. photo by icannphotos

Birth Name: Tony Peter Panayi

Place of Birth: Manchester, Lancashire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 27 January, 1961

*father – Greek Cypriot
*mother – Russian Jewish, Syrian Jewish

Tony Clement is a Canadian politician. As a member of the Conservative Party, he has been Minister of Health, from February 6, 2006 to October 30, 2008, Minister of Industry, from October 30, 2008 to May 18, 2011, and President of the Treasury Board, from May 18, 2011 to November 4, 2015, as well as, a Member of Parliament for Parry Sound-Muskoka (ON), from January 23, 2006 to October 19, 2019.

Tony was born Tony Peter Panayi in Manchester, Lancashire, to Carol Ann (Drapkin) and Peter Panayi. His father was a Greek Cypriot. His mother was Jewish, of Russian Jewish and Syrian Jewish descent. His family moved to Canada when he was around four. His stepfather was Canadian politician John Clement, an Ontario MPP, who adopted Tony. He is married to Lynne Golding, with whom he has three children.

Tony himself practices Christianity.

Tony’s maternal grandfather was named Charles Drapkin.

Tony’s maternal grandmother was named Vera Djeddah. Vera’s family was from Aleppo, Syria.

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