Advance Poll Dates

Saturday, September 29th, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At the MacBain Community Centre - 7150 Montrose Road
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At the Optimist Club - 7085 Morrison Street
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At the Chippawa Arena - 9000 Sodom Road
Friday, October 12th, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
At the MacBain Community Centre - 7150 Morrison Road
Saturday, October 13th, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
At the Gale Centre Arena - 5152 Thorold Stone Road

Physically or Mobility Impaired Electors are encouraged to vote at an advance poll. Magnifier sheets for the visually impaired will be available at the voting place.

City election is on October 22nd, 2018

My name is Tony Caruso and I am running for the position of Trustee for the Catholic School Board.

I am extremely passionate about education. Growing up, education was difficult for me however it definitely has not held me back. My education includes a B.A in Social Sciences from Athabasca University. I have attended Brock University (3 years) where I studied Political Science and History. I have a diploma in Law & Security Administration from Niagara College and a diploma for Paralegal Studies from Algonquin Academy where I graduated with honours. I always strive to be the best I can and accomplish my goals.

Education Values - Faith

Effective Educational Standards and Traditional Catholic Values

Currently, I have my own successful legal firm with several associates that work at my practice. Being registered with the Law Society of Ontario and having in depth and hand on legal experience, I feel my skills can be extensively utilized in policy making and board functions. In addition, I also bring to the table many years of experience as a Citizen Appointee Official of Niagara Falls from 2006-2011.

Once elected as a School Trustee, I would like to offer 3 major principles to strive for: educational core values and faith, effective educational standards and traditional Catholic values.

Some may ask what you mean by educational core values; this is how I define it:

  1. Student Focus
  2. Collaboration and Public Engagement
  3. Ethics and Self-Discipline
  4. Respect and Dignity Toward Others and Self
  5. The Constant Pursuit of Self-Betterment

Accomplishments include:

  • 2013 Knighted by the Italian Royal Family in the Order of Merit
  • 2013 Received the Gold Cross of Merit by Italian Royal Family
  • 2013 Member of the Italian Royal Honour Guards
  • 2013 Had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI
  • 2013 Had an audience with Archbishop of Cetinje and Montenegro Metropolitan Mihailo of the Montenegrin Orthodox Church
  • 2014 Knighted by the Royal Family of Georgia in the Order of the Eagle

Also in the United States with all my philanthropic work has given me honours in the following:

  1. Kentucky Colonel
  2. Honorary Texan
  3. Honorary Colonel of Alabama State Militia
  4. Alabama Admiral
  5. Honorary Mountaineer from the State of West Virginia
  6. Arkansas Travellers Award
  7. Nebraska Admiral
  8. Commendation from Hawaii
  9. Commendation from North Carolina
  10. Lieutenant Colonel Aide De Camp to the Governor’s Staff of Georgia