Melissa Lantsman is the Member of Parliament for Thornhill, elected in the 2021 Canadian federal election. She also serves as the Official Opposition Critic for Transport. Born and raised in Thornhill, she became involved in politics at an early age and has been involved in local political campaigns in the riding since her teenage years. Melissa has held senior roles in every National Conservative campaign since 2008. Melissa has served as a communications leader in high-profile positions across the most senior ranks of the federal government and in the private sector. Throughout her career, she’s led high-stakes campaigns and provided strategic advice, media training, debate prep, and speech coaching to political leaders and C-Suite executives across Canada. Prior to her election to parliament, Melissa was a well-known commentator in Canada on political strategy and communications. She appeared regularly on TV, hosted her own weekly radio show on the Bell Talk Radio Network and her columns have been featured in Canada’s largest circulation newspapers. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She is fluent in English, French and Russian. She recently served on the boards of Michael Garron Hospital, Hot Docs Film Festival, The Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee, and Jewish Addiction Community Services (JACS).