Photograph of Robert (Bob) Chiarelli's baptism, 1942

Photograph of Robert (Bob) Chiarelli's baptism, 1942. From left to right: Eugenio Chiarelli, Rosa Tiezzi holding Bob Chiarelli, Silvio Tiezzi and Mary Asquini (Rosa Tiezzi's sister). Baptism is one of the seven sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church.

In the photograph, Silvio Tiezzi acts as a stand-in for his father Gino Tiezzi, who at the time was interned as a threat to the Canadian state. Gino Tiezzi and his wife Rosa had been chosen by the Chiarellis to be their son's godparents.

The godson of an enemy alien and internee, Bob Chiarelli became a Canadian politician for the Liberal Party. He served in the Ontario Legislative Assembly from 1987 to 1997, after which he served as regional chair and mayor of Ottawa until 2006. In August 2010, he was re-elected as a MPP and was appointed Minister of Infrastructure. On October 20, 2011 the role of Minister of Transportation was added to his portofolio.