Michael Lannon is an advocate for criminal justice reform and has an interest in fostering greater opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs. He identifies as a non-status Mi’kmaq man with extended family ties to the Indigenous communities in the Bras d’Or Lake area of Cape Breton Island. Michael was born in Manitoba, grew up in Truro, and studied in Halifax. He moved to St. John’s in 2018.
As a high school student and then as an undergraduate, Michael participated in a variety of cultural exchange programs that took him to Benin, Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia, and elsewhere. His experiences abroad sparked a passion for volunteerism and he frequently lends his time to support causes as varied as environmentalism, autism, and minor sports. With experience working at all levels of government, Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Mount St. Vincent University.