Michael Kerzner

Solicitor General of Ontario

Michael Kerzner is a prominent Canadian politician serving as the Solicitor General of Ontario. Born and raised in York Centre, Kerzner brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

A proud member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, Kerzner’s political journey began with his election to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 2022 provincial election, where he secured victory in the York Centre riding.

Kerzner’s dedication to public service is deeply rooted in his background and upbringing. As a member of the Jewish community, he holds close ties to his heritage and family history. His father, Max Kerzner, a chartered accountant, immigrated to Canada from Stopnica, Poland, in 1930, while his maternal grandparents hail from Toronto and England, reflecting a diverse and multicultural upbringing.

Educated at York University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in 1986, Kerzner embarked on a successful career journey. Initially, he made significant contributions to the construction industry, specializing in the development of commercial buildings. In 2015, he transitioned to the burgeoning field of genetic testing at DNALabs Canada, where his expertise as a bioscience and technology entrepreneur flourished.

Kerzner’s political trajectory took a significant turn when he succeeded independent MPP Roman Baber in his current seat. Following Baber’s expulsion from the PC caucus in January 2021 due to COVID-19 lockdown stances, Kerzner emerged as a dedicated representative for the constituents of York Centre.

Recognized for his leadership and commitment to public service, Kerzner’s appointment as the Solicitor General of Ontario by Premier Doug Ford on June 24, 2022, underscores his pivotal role in shaping legislative policies and advocating for the safety and well-being of Ontarians.

As Solicitor General, Kerzner remains steadfast in his pursuit of justice, security, and prosperity for all residents of Ontario. With a firm commitment to serving his community and upholding the values of integrity and transparency, Michael Kerzner continues to be a driving force for positive change in the province.