A strong McGill Law presence in Canada’s new federal cabinet

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Published: 21Nov2019
The Hon. David Lametti
Catherine McKenna
Marc Miller

The Faculty of Law is delighted to celebrate the achievements of our alumni who were appointed to the 29th federal cabinet on 20 November 2019.

The Honourable David Lametti, PC, MP, QC, BCL’89, LLB’89, a professor of law at McGill, has been reappointed as minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. He has held the post since 14 January 2019. Professor Lametti has represented for the riding of LaSalle—Émard—Verdun since 2015. Previously, he served as parliamentary secretary to the Minister of international trade and to the Minister of innovation, science and economic development. At the Faculty of Law, Professor Lametti served as associate dean (academic) from 2008 to 2011. He was also a founding member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, which he served as director from 2009 to 2012.

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, PC, MP, LLB’99, who has represented the riding of Ottawa Centre since 2015, has been appointed minister of infrastructure and communities. She previously served as the minister of the environment and climate change.

The Honourable Marc Miller, PC, MP, BCL’01, LLB’01, who has represented the riding of Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Sœurs since 2015, has been appointed as minister of indigenous services. He previously served as parliamentary secretary to the minister of infrastructure and communities.

“I’m proud to see so much McGill Law talent serving this country in the federal cabinet,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “These graduates are carrying on our robust tradition of public service.”