Mr. Erskine-Smith is the Vice-Chair of the Access to Information, Privacy, & Ethics Committee.
He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) as past president. In his role as President, he has represented Canada at parliamentary conferences around the world.
Mr. Erskine-Smith became the M.P. on October 19, 2015 after a successful grassroots open nomination in December 2014. He has strong roots in Beaches-East York, where he was raised and has lived most of his life. Nate attended Bowmore and Malvern, grew up playing baseball at Ted Reeve and Stan Wadlow, and his parents Sara Erskine and Lawrence Smith are well respected local teachers. Nate lives in the riding with his wife Amy, a chef and nutrition professor at George Brown College, and the director of the supper club program at Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto. They have one son, Mackinlay, born in 2016.
Before politics, Mr. Erskine-Smith was a lawyer at a commercial litigation firm downtown Toronto. He supplemented his practice with volunteer legal work for a range of clients and causes, which included fighting public interest matters in court, and research for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
He obtained his B.A. (Politics) and J.D. (Law) from Queen’s University, where he pitched for the varsity baseball team. After working at a large Bay Street law firm and being called to the bar, Nate obtained his B.C.L. (Master of Laws), with distinction, from the University of Oxford where he studied political philosophy and constitutional law and pitched for both the University and City baseball teams.
- Company:MP (Beaches-East York, ON) Co-Chair, Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics