Matt Jeneroux

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Matt Jeneroux
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MLA for Edmonton-South West
Assumed office
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by Thomas Dang (elect)
Personal details
Born 1981/1982 (age 33–34)[1]
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Alma mater University of Alberta (B.A. 2004)

Matthew James Arthur Jeneroux is a Canadian politician who is an elected member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West.[2]

Jeneroux is the first elected member of the Edmonton-South West constituency and also the youngest government provincial politician. He is a father of two young daughters. In spring 2013, one year after being elected, he passed a private member's bill entitled Compassionate Care Leave Legislation (Bill 203), the first of its kind in the history of Alberta. The bill has gone through royal assent and provides a leave of absence for an employee from his/her employer while taking care of a terminally ill loved one.

He currently is also the Chair of the Capital Region Caucus, Youth Secretariat, a member of the Alberta Treasury Board, Chair of Legislative Offices all-party Committee, Chair of Results Based Budgeting for Environment and Resource Stewardship, Chair of Results Based Budgeting for Wellness, a member of Public Accounts committee, Co-Chair of the Alberta Film Advisory Council and Chair of the Government of Alberta's Youth Advisory Panel.

He's also had two of his motions passed unanimously in the Legislature Chamber. First, to provide support for playgrounds when new schools are built in the province of Alberta. He also urged the provincial government to conduct a review of the childcare policy in the province to ensure accessible, high-quality and affordable childcare is available for all Albertans.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-South West
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Matt Jeneroux 7,010 56.55%
Wildrose Allan Hunsperger 2,163 17.45%
Liberal Rudy Arcilla 1,890 15.25%
New Democratic Sylvie Porbaix 1,076 8.68%
Alberta Party Bryan Peacock 257 2.07%


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