Michael Levitt was first elected as the MP for York Centre in 2015 to ensure his community’s voice is heard in Ottawa.
A first-generation Canadian, Michael immigrated to Canada from Scotland with his mother at age thirteen. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University, and a master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Edinburgh.
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, Mount Sinai Hospital, and other organizations.
In Parliament, Michael is Chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee. Before that he served as Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on International Human Rights.
Michael is also Chair of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group, vice-Chair of the Canada-Philippines Interparliamentary Group, an executive member of the Canada-Italy and Canada-UK Interparliamentary Groups, and a member of the Raoul Wallenberg Parliamentary Caucus on Human Rights.
With your support, Michael will keep working as a strong voice for York Centre.