Patricia Lattanzio was elected as Member of Parliament for Saint-Leonard – Saint-Michel in the 2019 and 2021 federal elections. She is a member of the Standing Committee on Official Languages as well as the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians. She also holds the role of vice-president of the Québec caucus. Mother of three, entrepreneur and community leader, Patricia works tirelessly to ensure citizens can access the support they need.
Passionate about Canadian politics from a young age, Patricia studied political science at McGill University where she obtained her bachelor's degree. Subsequently, she earned a Bachelor of Law degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, she established her own legal practice. A member of the Barreau du Québec since 1990, Patricia has pleaded before various courts and tribunals.
In 2007, Patricia was elected school board commissioner for the English Montreal School Board. She was reelected in 2014. In this role, she represented the English language minority community and defended their constitutional rights via the presentation briefs before the Quebec National Assembly.
From 2014 to 2019, Patricia was elected Chair of the Comité de gestion de la taxe scolaire de l’île de Montréal where she worked collaboratively with the chairs and commissioners of the five English school boards on the island of Montreal in the governance and management of financial and administrative resources.
In 2015, she was elected in a by-election, and re-elected in 2017, as City Councillor for the District of St. Leonard East. She was involved in various issues such as sustainable development, infrastructure sustainability and politicies concerning the well-being of children. At Montreal City Hall, Patricia served as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee of the Inspector General and was the Official Opposition Critic for infrastructure files regarding , roadways and water, electrical services, as well as legal affairs.
As a proud member of the Italian community, Patricia understands the importance of diversity and is committed to be the voice of all the cultural communities that make up the beautiful mosaic of the riding of Saint-Leonard - Saint-Michel.