Jennifer French (politician)
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
June 12, 2014
|Preceded by||Jerry Ouellette|
June 5, 1978 |
|Political party||New Democratic|
French was born in Winchester, Ontario near Ottawa. She grew up in the United States after moving there with her family. She returned to Canada to attend Queen's University where she earned a bachelor's degree in biology. She spent three years teaching in Japan before returning to earn a master's degree in science with a teaching specialty. She moved to Oshawa where she spent eight years teaching elementary school.
She was the party's critic for pension issues, switched to critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services on March 23, 2015, and then to critic of Youth Engagement and critic of Citizenship and Immigration as of December 2, 2016.
She was reelected in the 2018 election.
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