Ballantrae, Ontario , Canada
|| May 13, 1970
Mar 30, 2013 12:04am
|Info||Paul is a hard working, practical conservative who grew up in Markham before settling 12 years ago on the family farm in Ballantrae, with his wife Melanie and daughter Natalie (and their dog Phoebe). The Calandra family are expecting the birth of their second child in early October. |
Paul first engaged in the political process when he was only nine years old, delivering literature in his neighbourhood. His passion grew over the years and since then Paul has continued to work tirelessly to elect like-minded Conservatives to office at the Municipal, Provincial and Federal level. Most recently, Paul served as Campaign Manager in two federal elections and three provincial elections. He also served as a regional organizer for Stephen Harper’s Leadership Campaign and Jim Flaherty’s Provincial PC Leadership Campaign.
After completing full-time university studies, Paul opened and successfully operated two small businesses and managed a commercial, residential and agricultural real estate portfolio.
In 1995 Paul accepted a position with the Mike Harris government where he served as Chief of Staff to MPP Steve Gilchrist, former Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing, Chair of the Red Tape Commission and first Commissioner of Alternative Energy. His time in provincial government gave Paul the experience needed to become an effective Member of Parliament.
Currently, Paul works as a Commercial Insurance Broker in York Region.
Paul continues to serve the Conservative Party as a Member of the Board of the Oak-Ridges Markham Conservative Association and as Past-President of the Oak Ridges-Markham Provincial P.C Association.
Paul also served as a member on the Board of: The Toronto Children's Safety Village, The Integrated Shoreline Management Plan, The Manson Environmental Review Committee, Highland Creek Heritage Day Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Oak Ridges Trail Association.