Anthony Housefather was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Mount Royal on October 19, 2015.
From 2015 to 2019, he was the Chairman of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. From 2019 to 2021, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour. Following his re-election in 2021, he was appointed to serve as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement.
Anthony sits as a member of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as well as the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates. He sits on the executive of the Canada-US Parliamentary Friendship Group and is the Chair of the Canada-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group as well as the co-Chair of the International Task Force on Online Antisemitism with US Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.
Anthony has two Law Degrees (B.C.L. and LL.B.) from McGill University and an MBA from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. Until he was elected as an MP,
he served as Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs and General Counsel at a multinational technological company.
Anthony was first elected to office in 1994. He was initially elected as a municipal councillor in Hampstead, then elected in Côte-Saint Luc/Hampstead/Montreal West, and served as Mayor of Côte-Saint-Luc between 2005 and 2015.
On a personal level, Anthony participates in numerous activities in his community.
He is a member of the drama society and swim team. His performance in swimming earned him seven medals at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, and five at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel.
He has also been a volunteer for many years within a number of organizations serving the English speaking and Jewish communities.