Ginette Petitpas Taylor

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Ginette Petitpas Taylor

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Deputy Government Whip
Assumed office
November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byLinda Lapointe
In office
November 20, 2015 – January 29, 2017
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byDave MacKenzie
Succeeded byFilomena Tassi
Minister of Health
In office
August 28, 2017 – November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJane Philpott
Succeeded byPatty Hajdu
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
January 30, 2017 – August 28, 2017
MinisterBill Morneau
Preceded byFrançois-Philippe Champagne
Succeeded byJoël Lightbound
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRobert Goguen
Personal details
Born1968 or 1969 (age 51–52)[1]
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
Political partyLiberal
ResidenceMoncton, New Brunswick[2]
Alma materUniversité de Moncton

Marie Ginette Petitpas Taylor PC MP (born 1968 or 1969) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2019 federal election.[3] She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and a former Minister of Health, and is a member of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association as well as the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Petitpas Taylor grew up in Dieppe and graduated from the Université de Moncton with a bachelor's degree in social work.[5]

Before politics[edit]

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 positions, including the coordinator for the Victim's Services Program of the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.[6]

Political career[edit]

She won the Liberal Party's nomination for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe on March 28, 2015, and won the riding in the election held on October 19, 2015.[7]

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.[8]

She then succeeded Jane Philpott as Minister of Health in a cabinet shuffle on August 28, 2017.[9][10]

She was re-elected in the 2019 federal election, and appointed Deputy Government Whip (for the second time) as well as a member of the Board of Internal Economy.[11]

Electoral record[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ginette Petitpas Taylor 22,261 42.95 -14.80
Conservative Sylvie Godin-Charest 12,200 23.54 +2.08
Green Claire Kelly 9,287 17.92 +13.31
New Democratic Luke MacLaren 6,164 11.89 -4.29
People's Stephen Driver 1,258 2.43 *
Animal Protection Brad MacDonald 373 0.72 *
Christian Heritage Rhys Williams 285 0.55 *
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,828 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 396 0.76 +0.17
Turnout 52,224 70.03 -3.34
Eligible voters 74,572
Liberal hold Swing  
Source: Elections Canada[12][13]
2015 Canadian federal election: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ginette Petitpas Taylor 30,054 57.75 +27.25 $63,968.39
Conservative Robert Goguen 11,168 21.46 -15.30 $94,944.45
New Democratic Luc LeBlanc 8,420 16.18 -12.28 $33,592.43
Green Luc Melanson 2,399 4.61 +0.33 $9,724.74
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,041 100.00   $204,679.96
Total rejected ballots 311 0.59 -0.13
Turnout 52,352 73.37 +8.20
Eligible voters 71,350
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +21.28
Source: Elections Canada[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guly, Christopher (September 6, 2017). "New health minister praised by rivals and Liberals, but has a steep learning curve ahead, says critic". Hill Times. Retrieved September 21, 2019. said the 48-year-old, Dieppe, N.B. born-and-raised Ms. Petitpas Taylor
  2. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "Ginette Petitpas Taylor Wins Second Term In Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe". huddle.today. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  4. ^ "The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor - Roles - House of Commons of Canada". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  5. ^ "Meet Ginette Petitpas Taylor". Ginette Petitpas Taylor, your Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe. Liberal Party of Canada. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  6. ^ Meet Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Liberal.ca.
  7. ^ Ginette Petitpas Taylor Wins Liberal Nomination For Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Archived 2018-08-29 at the Wayback Machine, 919: The Bend, March 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor being sworn in to the Privy Council at Rideau Hall". ginglelive.com.
  9. ^ MacCharles, Tonda; Campion-Smith, Bruce. "Trudeau shuffles ministers, overhauls Indigenous Affairs, brings friend O'Regan into cabinet | The Star". thestar.com.
  10. ^ Zimonjic, Peter (28 August 2017). "Who's who in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet shuffle". CBC.
  11. ^ "Roles - Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor Current and Past". Members of Parliament. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  12. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  13. ^ "Election Night Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  14. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, 30 September 2015
  15. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates

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