In Monday morning’s cabinet shuffle, prime minister Justin Trudeau appointed David Lametti, MP for the Montreal riding of LaSalle–Émard–Verdun, as the new federal justice minister and attorney general, replacing Jody Wilson-Raybould, who was shuffled to veterans affairs.
“I love the law,” Lametti told reporters assembled at Rideau Hall after he was sworn into office. “I have done my best to teach and to think about the ways in which law has an impact on our daily lives. I will continue to do that,”
Lametti received his Common and Civil Law degrees from McGill University in 1989, and went on to receive an LLM from Yale Law School in 1991, and a doctorate in law at Oxford University. He was a clerk to Supreme Court of Canada Justice Peter Cory from 1989 to 1990, and later went on to teach law at McGill.