Joël Lightbound was elected Member of Parliament for Louis-Hébert in 2015 and was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health in 2017. He then served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Born and raised in Sainte-Foy, Joël understands the issues and strengths of his community. He now works to serve the interests of his fellow citizens of Louis-Hébert on Parliament Hill.
Joël is a lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar Association. Starting as an articling student with the Montréal firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Joël practiced law in the Quebec City area and specializes in immigration law.
Deeply involved in his community, Joël served as a board member of Champlain Regional College and La Baratte. He is the former President of the St. Lawrence College Student Association, the Vice-President of the Confédération des associations d’étudiants en droit civil and representative for Quebec at the Parlement francophone des jeunes in Libreville, Gabon.
Joël earned his Bachelor’s degrees in Civil Law and Common Law from McGill University, and represented the school in the Laskin National Moot Court Competition – for which his team won the best factum, best team, and second best pair of oralists awards. He pursued his Master's degree in Information Technology Law, specializing in Internet privacy.