Born at St. Boniface Hospital in 1969, the third of four children, Dougald Lamont was raised in Winnipeg by his mother Judy, an architect, and his late father Frank, a lawyer.
Dougald attended École Sacré Coeur, River Heights Junior High, and St. John’s Ravenscourt on a scholarship, and has two degrees in English Literature (B.A. and M.A.) from the University of Manitoba.
Dougald is bilingual, having learned to speak both English and French at a young age.
Working as a writer, editor, and policy analyst for over 25 years in both the private and public sectors, Dougald’s experience includes journalism & advertising, funding initiatives for start-ups, not-for-profits & charities, as well as advising elected officials and public servants on matters of the day.
Dougald's extensive knowledge of public policy was gained on the job through first-hand experience, including the Manitoba Museum, volunteering at Got Bannock, infrastructure at Western Economic Diversification, communications at Indigenous Affairs Manitoba, as well as advising political campaigns, candidates, elected officials, and public servants.
He has taught Canadian Literature at the University of Manitoba, and was a lecturer in government-business relations at the University of Winnipeg.