About Melissa Lantsman
Melissa is the Member of Parliament for Thornhill, elected in the 2021 Canadian federal election. She currently serves as the Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada under the leadership of Pierre Poilievre.
Melissa was born and raised in Thornhill by immigrant parents who came to Canada from the Former Soviet Union in the 1970s. She has been an advocate and volunteer in her community since her youth. Before being elected to office, she was one of Canada’s most sought-after public affairs executives and served on several charitable boards.
Melissa was a regular TV commentator and talk radio host. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, an avid Blue Jays fan, and is fluent in English, French and Russian.