David Lametti is first and most proudly a husband and the father of three children. He was elected as Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun in 2015 and named Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada in 2019.
Prior to being named Minister he had held the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development since 2017. He had previously served as Parliamentary Secretary for International Trade, following the 2015 election.
Before entering politics, Mr. Lametti taught at McGill University's Faculty of Law, where he served as the Faculty's associate dean (academic) from 2008-2011. He was a founding member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, which he directed from 2009 to 2012.
Internationally recognized for his expertise in intellectual property and property law, David Lametti is the author of numerous publications. In addition to his tenured teaching position, he has given numerous sought-after lectures at several prestigious universities.
David Lametti graduated with a degree in Economics and Political science from the University of Toronto. He then graduated from McGill University's Joint Common Law/Civil Law Program in 1989. He pursued his studies at Yale Law school, where he obtained his master’s degree and went on to complete a doctorate at Oxford University. In 1989-90, he clerked for Canadian Supreme Court Justice Peter Cory.
He chose to return to Montreal and settle there for good in 1996 after falling in love with the city as a student. He decided to run for office in LaSalle-Émard-Verdun because he is particularly fond of it’s tight-knit community, which reminds him of Port Colborne, the town where he grew up.
In his spare time, David Lametti plays pick-up hockey and enjoys bike-riding and skiing. Like any good Italian, he loves soccer, and coached competitive boys and girls soccer for a number of years. He also has an impressive collection of vinyl records and several overflowing libraries. He is fluent in three languages, French, English and Italian.