Frank Cavallaro is the official candidate for the Mount Royal riding in the next federal election.
Frank is a native Montrealer who went to Pius Ninth High School and then took Social Sciences at Champlain Regional College in St-Lambert. After getting his D.E.C., Frank attended University of Ottawa where he got his B. A. in Communications in 1980.
While in Ottawa, Frank caught the "radio bug" and got his first on-air job at CHOR, the campus radio station.
Shortly after graduating, Frank was offered an afternoon drive on-air position at CJCW in Sussex, N.B. He played music, read news and sports and did commercials. This was the first step in the ladder of broadcasting.
From Sussex, Frank moved to Fredericton, N.B., and from there he got a job offer in his hometown at CFCF 600 radio Montreal. In 1984, he went from Montreal to Winnipeg to work on an FM radio station as an evening announcer. He soon after headed back home to Montreal and worked in a city travel agency as a travel consultant but then he got the radio urge again. Frank landed a job in Timmins, Ontario, for Telemedia. From Timmins he went to Orillia, Ontario, and shortly thereafter to Sherbrooke, Quebec; these were all Telemedia stations.
He spent over 3 years in Sherbrooke, when the Weather Network called Frank to work as an on-camera weather person in 1988. Frank also worked on Mix 96 Montreal but then got the job for which he became a household name in Mount Royal and across the Island of Montreal as the main weather presenter at CFCF-CTV Montreal for 17 years. He also worked as a roving reporter on the former Montreal Today show on CFCF. Frank would then move on to the same duties at CBC Montreal's 6 pm news for another 12 years before retiring in December 2019.
Frank is a proud Canadian Italian, a federalist, and fluently trilingual (English, French and Italian). Like many, he is a long-time Liberal supporter who became increasingly disappointed with the Party under Justin Trudeau's leadership, the "final straw" coming with the handling of the pandemic and, in particular, the Liberals' failed vaccination procurement. He firmly believes that a change in government is necessary and that he can be a strong voice for residents of Mount Royal and the Greater Montreal region.