Frank Valeriote is a lawyer and community leader who most recently served for seven years as the Member of Parliament for Guelph, Ontario. He graduated with Honours from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor’s Degree in Canadian History and Economics. He went on to earn a Law Degree from the University of Ottawa and was called to the Bar in 1981. Mr. Valeriote co-founded the law firm of SmithValeriote LLP, where he served as a senior partner until his election. Mr. Valeriote has worked hard to mentor new entrepreneurs and promote investment in Guelph. He is a former board member and Chair of the Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre, mentoring small business owners, and has been actively engaged in numerous fundraising efforts for various Guelph philanthropic and other charitable organizations. Mr. Valeriote lives in Guelph, Ontario.