Michael Levitt is the Member of Parliament for the riding of York Centre in Toronto. He was first elected in 2015, and re-elected in 2019.
A first-generation Canadian, Michael immigrated to Canada from Scotland with his mother at age thirteen. He received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University, and earned a master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh.
In parliament, Michael serves as Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and is a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. He previously served as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights.
Michael is also the Chair of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group, an executive member of the Canada-United Kingdom Interparliamentary Association and Canada-Italy Interparliamentary Group, and serves as part of the Raoul Wallenberg Parliamentary Caucus on Human Rights.
Before his election, Michael worked as a partner and Vice President of Business Development for the Benjamin Group.
He is a founding member of the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee, a multi-partisan organization dedicated to activating the grassroots Jewish community in the political process, and has been an active volunteer with numerous non-profits and charities. Michael has served as a board member of the Koffler Centre for the Arts, Leadership Sinai and other organizations.
Michael is married and has two children.