|Critic for Employment|
August 13, 2013 – November 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Chris Charlton|
|Succeeded by||Karen Vecchio|
|Critic for Immigration|
April 19, 2012 – August 13, 2013
|Preceded by||Don Davies|
|Succeeded by||Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe|
|Critic for International Cooperation|
October 3, 2011 – April 18, 2012
|Preceded by||Hélène Laverdière|
|Succeeded by||Romeo Saganash|
|Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
May 9, 2017
|Preceded by||Marvin Hunt|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Newton—North Delta
May 30, 2011 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Sukh Dhaliwal|
|Succeeded by||Sukh Dhaliwal
June 7, 1952 |
Jalandhar, Punjab, India
|Political party||New Democratic Party|
|Residence||Surrey, British Columbia|
Jinny Jogindera Sims (born June 7, 1952) is an Indian-born Canadian politician, who was elected as a New Democratic Party Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in the 2017 provincial election in Surrey-Panorama. She previously was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election. She represented the electoral district of Newton—North Delta as a member of the New Democratic Party.
Sims emigrated to England from Punjab, India at the age of nine. She earned a Bachelor of Education degree at the Victoria University of Manchester (now the University of Manchester). Sims and her husband moved to Canada in 1975, spending two years in Quebec before moving to Nanaimo where she was a high school teacher until the early-2000s. She was elected president of the BC Teachers' Federation in 2004 and served in that role until 2007. In her role as president of the BCTF, she was involved in the May 2005 provincial election when the BC Liberal Party, a week before the election, accused the BCTF of having a "secret plan" to strike two days after the election; the organization subsequently filed a defamation lawsuit. When the teachers, who had been working for over a year without a contract, did provide strike notice in September 2005, the provincial government immediately extended, by legislation, the last contract to June 2006 and made a potential strike illegal. Regardless, Sims led the teachers in job action, culminating in a two-week strike. The Labour Relations Board determined the strike illegal and the BC Supreme Court found the BCTF in civil contempt of court, fined the BCTF $500,000 and ordered the BCTF not pay the teachers a strike pay. The strike ended when the membership voted to accept a $150 million mediated settlement which both the government and the BCTF executive had endorsed. Sims's BCTF successfully negotiated a five-year contract in June 2006.
|British Columbia general election, 2017: Surrey-Panorama|
|** Preliminary results — Not yet official **|
|New Democratic||Jinny Sims||10,910||50.53|
|Green||Veronica Laurel Greer||1,437||6.66|
|Total valid votes||21,590||100.00|
|Source: Elections BC|
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Surrey—Newton|
|New Democratic||Jinny Sims||11,604||26.12||-9.17||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||44,424||100.0||$197,640.76|
|Total rejected ballots||–||–||–|
|Liberal notional gain from New Democratic||Swing||+15.54|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Canadian federal election, 2011: Newton—North Delta|
|New Democratic||Jinny Sims||15,413||33.42||+7.29|
|Conservative||Mani Kaur Fallon||14,437||31.30||+0.39|
|Independent||Ravi S. Gill||123||0.27||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||46,119||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||294||0.63||+0.07|
|New Democratic gain from Liberal||Swing||+5.79|
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- "About Jinny Sims". jinnysims.ndp.ca. Archived from the original on 2012-01-20.
- Cordery, Walter (February 12, 2004). "Jinny Sims seeking B.C. union's top job". Nanaimo Daily News. Nanaimo, British Columbia. p. A5.
- "Teachers elect Jinny Sims as new president". The Province. Vancouver, British Columbia. 17 Mar 2004. p. A7.
- Mason, Chris (May 20, 2005). "Liberals, BCTF ready to bury ill will from election campaign". Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia. p. A6.
- Bellett, Gerry (May 27, 2005). "B.C. teachers take Premier to court: Campbell 'defamed' union". National Post. p. A7.
- Bailey, Ian; Jack Keating (October 4, 2005). "Teachers contract legislated: Imposed deal offers no salary increase, blocks job action". The Province. Vancouver, British Columbia. p. A3.
- Mickleburgh, Rod (October 10, 2005). "Teachers guilty of contempt, B.C. judge concludes". The Globe and Mail. p. A4.
- Bridge, Maurice (October 22, 2005). "Judge slaps $500,000 fine on teachers: Penalty for illegal strike may yet be increased". Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia. p. A3.
- Mickleburgh, Rod (October 14, 2005). "B.C. court orders halt to teachers' strike pay". The Globe and Mail. p. A1.
- Shaw, Rob; Darah Hansen; Janet Steffenhagen; Jonathan Fowlie (October 24, 2005). "Teachers back at work but fight far from over". Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia. p. A2.
- Chung, Emily (July 3, 2006). "Pressure from public hastened teachers' deal". The Vancouver Sun. Vancouver, British Columbia. p. A3.
- "2017 Provincial General Election Preliminary Voting Results". Elections BC. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
- Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Surrey—Newton, 30 September 2015
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine.
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