From 2011 to 2015, Corneliu Chisu was a Conservative MP representing the riding of Pickering—Scarborough East. In the 2015 federal election, he was defeated by Liberal candidate Jennifer O’Connell in the redistributed riding of Pickering—Uxbridge.
Originally from Romania, Chisu studied electrical engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest before moving to Canada in 1982 and graduating from the University of Toronto with his masters of engineering. He worked at the Italian Trade Commission in Toronto before joining the Canadian Forces as an officer in the Royal Corps of Military Engineers in 1990. He was deployed to the Balkans in 2004 where he earned the NATO Medal and the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal. Chisu was also deployed to Afghanistan in 2007 and received the General Campaign Star Afghanistan Medal.
Since his defeat in the 2015 election, Chisu has been working as the president of Lightallied Technologies Corporation. A resident of Pickering—Uxbridge for three decades, he argues that Durham Region has been neglected in infrastructure, transportation, and community services. He is an advocate for creating more jobs for youth, more supports for seniors, and developing a nuclear research centre in the riding.
From 2010 to 2012, Chisu served as the vice-president of Professional Engineers Ontario.
- 2011, Pickering—Scarborough East
- 2015, Pickering—Uxbridge
- University of Toronto, Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
- Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Physics)