Ginette Petitpas Taylor

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The Honourable
Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Ginette Petitpas Taylor.jpg
Minister of Health
Assumed office
August 28, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Jane Philpott
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
January 30, 2017 – August 28, 2017
Minister Bill Morneau
Preceded by François-Philippe Champagne
Succeeded by Joël Lightbound
Deputy Government Whip
In office
November 20, 2015 – January 29, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Dave MacKenzie
Succeeded by Filomena Tassi
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Robert Goguen
Personal details
Political party Liberal
Alma mater Université de Moncton

Marie Ginette Petitpas Taylor PC MP is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election.[1][2] She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

Petitpas Taylor grew up in Dieppe and graduated from the Université de Moncton with a bachelor's degree in social work. From 2004 to 2008, she was the chairwoman of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and has held a variety of other jobs aimed at advancing and protecting women's rights, notably as the coordinator for the Victim's Services Program of the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.[3] She won the Liberal Party's nomination for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe on March 28, 2015, and won the riding itself in the election held on October 19, 2015.[4]

On December 2, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of Petitpas Taylor as deputy government whip. On February 15, 2016, Petitpas Taylor was sworn in as a Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada according to her duties as Deputy Government Whip.[5] She then succeeded Jane Philpott as Minister of Health in a cabinet shuffle on August 28, 2017.[6][7]

Electoral record[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ginette Petitpas Taylor 30,054 57.75 +27.25
Conservative Robert Goguen 11,168 21.46 -15.3
New Democratic Luc LeBlanc 8.420 16.18 -12.28
Green Luc Melanson 2,399 4.61 +0.33
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,041 100.0     $203,643.52
Total rejected ballots 311 0.6
Turnout 52,352 73.37
Eligible voters 71,350
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]


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