Tony Loffreda

Senator Tony Loffreda

As a former banker, I learned early in my career the power of influence and how underrated it is. It is a powerful tool we all have at our disposal. As a Senator, I intend to use whatever power of influence I may have to help improve legislation and shape public policy in a positive way. I recognize I won’t be able to please everyone, but I am committed to serving honourably and with integrity to the best of my abilities.

Biography

Appointed to the Senate of Canada on July 23rd, 2019, Tony Loffreda is a Canadian Senator representing the province of Québec. He was appointed on the advice of the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, on the recommendation of the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments. He is a member of the Independent Senators Group (ISG) and currently serves on the Senate’s Standing Committee on National Finance and the Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce.

Hailing from the Ahuntsic neighbourhood in Montréal, Québec, Tony Loffreda is a certified public accountant with 35 years of experience in the Canadian financial industry.

Mr. Loffreda holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility ranging from Senior Auditor and Regional Vice-President of Commercial Financial Services at the Royal Bank of Canada (Québec headquarters) to the position of Vice-Chairman of Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management.

Mr. Loffreda has served on various boards and committees including, but not limited to, the Concordia University Board of Governors; the Integrated Health and Social Services University Network for West-Central Montréal; Montréal International; the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation; and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada. He also previously served as a member of the executive committee of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal.

He is a leading philanthropist, active in service to many communities, having chaired fundraising activities across the province for various causes such as the Giant Steps School; the Montréal Jewish General Hospital; McGill University Goodman Research Centre; and the Montréal Cancer Institute. He is also a frequent and sought-after speaker on economic and community issues.

Among his many awards and distinctions, he is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and has been awarded the Governor General of Canada Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers; the Lieutenant Governor of Québec’s Gold Medal for Exceptional Merit; the Senate of Canada 150th Anniversary Medal; and the Philhellene of the Year Award by the Hellenic Community of Greater Montréal. He was also inducted as an administrator into the Montréal-Concordia Soccer Hall of Fame.