Michael Barrett is the Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes where he was elected in a by-election on December 3, 2018 with 58% of the vote.
Michael serves as the Official Opposition Deputy Shadow Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion. He is also a member of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Before his election to the House of Commons Michael served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a Telecommunication Lineman. During his time in the CAF, Michael was posted to CFB Edmonton and participated in domestic operations including at CFS Alert in Canada’s High Arctic.
After serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Michael worked as a Human Resources Manager, also serving as a Municipal Councillor in the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal. As a Councillor, Michael chaired the Public Works and Environmental Services Committee and sat on the Port of Johnstown Management Board.
Michael resides in Spencerville with his wife Amanda and their four children: Luke, Ama, Michaela, and James.