Matt Jeneroux

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Matt Jeneroux
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton Riverbend
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by James Rajotte
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-South West
In office
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
Preceded by n/a (new district)
Succeeded by Thomas Dang
Personal details
Born 1981/1982 (age 35–36)[1]
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Residence Edmonton, Alberta
Alma mater University of Alberta (B.A. 2004)

Matthew James Arthur Jeneroux, MP is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2015 federal election. He represents the electoral district of Edmonton Riverbend as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada caucus.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West.[2]

Jeneroux was also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Jeneroux was born and raised in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, Alberta. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta. Prior to his work in provincial and then federal politics, Jeneroux worked for Health Canada and was an active community volunteer in Edmonton.

Provincial politics[edit]

Jeneroux was first elected to the provincial assembly in the 2012 provincial election. In spring 2013, one year after being elected, he introduced a private member's bill entitled Compassionate Care Leave Legislation (Bill 203). 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 family member.

In just three years, he also had two of his motions pass unanimously in the legislature. First, to provide support for playgrounds when new schools for young families are built in the province of Alberta. He also urged the provincial government to conduct a review of the childcare policy in the province.[4] He chaired the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices.[5] He was defeated in the 2015 provincial election.

He also chaired the Capital Region Caucus, Youth Secretariat, and was a member of the Alberta Treasury Board committee. In addition, he chaired Results Based Budgeting for Environment and Resource Stewardship, chaired 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.

Federal politics[edit]

As a federal MP, Jeneroux was named to the Conservative Party of Canada Shadow Cabinet as the Official Opposition Critic for Western Economic Diversification.[6]

Jeneroux was named co-Chair of the Alberta Jobs Task Force, a federal Conservative caucus initiative that will collect information from Albertans affected by the current economic situation and produce a report to be tabled in the House of Commons.[7]

In 2016, Jeneroux was voted as one of the Top 3 "Up and Comers" in Parliament by the Hill Times publication survey.

Jeneroux has also been appointed a standing member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. [8] In January 2017, Jeneroux was also appointed as a Member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

In February 2017, Jeneroux tabled a motion to promote the use of Geothermal technology for the use in Orphan and Abandoned oil wells in western Canada. His motion, with support from the Geothermal industry, calls on the Government of Canada to examine ways to reduce the legislative burden on using geothermal technology within Canada. [9]

Jeneroux was voted as the "Best Constituency MP in Canada" by his colleagues, staff & media in the May 2017 Hill Times Publication. [10]

Electoral record[edit]


Canadian federal election, 2015: Edmonton Riverbend
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Matt Jeneroux 28,805 49.89 -9.49 $126,240.74
Liberal Tariq Chaudary 17,428 30.18 +15.69 $62,340.29
New Democratic Brian Fleck 9,846 17.05 -4.12 $44,795.24
Green Valerie Kennedy 1,275 2.21 -2.75 $6,040.67
Libertarian Steven Lack 386 0.67 $500.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,740 100.00   $216,148.06
Total rejected ballots 178 0.31
Turnout 57,918 71.56
Eligible voters 80,938
Conservative hold Swing -12.59
Source: Elections Canada[11][12]


Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-South West
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Thomas Dang 11,729 53.0%
Progressive Conservative Matt Jeneroux 6,319 28.6%
Wildrose Cole Kander 2,291 10.4%
Liberal Rudy Arcilla 1,202 5.4%
Alberta Party Krishna Tailor 575 2.6%
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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