Biography : Lorenzo Berardinetti

Lorenzo Berardinetti

Lorenzo Berardinetti

Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General

MPP Scarborough Southwest

Political Career

  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General, November 2011 – 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, January 2010 – November 2011
  • City Councillor, Toronto
  • City Councillor, Scarborough


  • LLB, University of Windsor

Personal and Family Life

  • Married (Michelle)

Executive Biography

Lorenzo Berardinetti was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003 as the MPP for Scarborough Southwest. He was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2014.

Berardinetti currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General.

In 2004, he introduced a private member’s bill to outlaw “gender-based pricing,” whereby retailers charge women more for products and services, such as clothing, dry cleaning and haircuts, compared to men.

Berardinetti has served as Deputy Whip, Chair of the Standing Committee on Justice Policy, Chair of the Standing Committee on Government Agencies and Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General and to the Minister of Labour.

Berardinetti was dedicated to public service at a young age, volunteering and participating in clubs and associations. After completing his LLB at the University of Windsor and being called to the bar, Berardinetti was elected to Scarborough Council in 1988, 1991 and 1994, and the amalgamated City of Toronto Council in 1997 and 2000. As a Toronto Councillor, Berardinetti served as Chair of the Administration Committee, which was tasked with setting the blueprint for transforming six municipalities and one regional government into a single city.

Berardinetti was born in Toronto and raised in Scarborough. He lives in Scarborough with his wife, Michelle.