Michael Levitt is the Member of Parliament for the riding of York Centre in Toronto.
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 the Chair of the House Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development after previously serving as the Chair of the Sub-Committee on International Human Rights. He is an active advocate for the plight of political prisoners, human rights defenders, and persecuted minorities around the world. Michael is also the Chair of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Friendship Group.
Prior to his election, Michael was the Vice President of Business Development for the Benjamin Group, a fifth-generation family business.
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, Mount Sinai Hospital and many other organizations.
Michael is married to Barbi, and is the father of two teenaged children, Casey and Jessica.
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