|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton Riverbend
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||James Rajotte|
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Edmonton-South West|
April 23, 2012 – May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||n/a (new district)|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Dang|
|Born||1981/1982 (age 34–35)
|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.
Early life and education
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.
He 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 first of its kind in the history of Alberta. 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 loved one.
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. He chaired the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices. 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.
Jeneroux has also been appointed a standing member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee of Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.
|Canadian federal election, 2015: Edmonton Riverbend|
|New Democratic||Brian Fleck||9,846||17.05||-4.12||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||57,740||100.00||$215,356.33|
|Total rejected ballots||178||0.31||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|Alberta general election, 2015: Edmonton-South West|
|New Democratic||Thomas Dang||11,729||53.0%|
|Progressive Conservative||Matt Jeneroux||6,319||28.6%|
|Alberta Party||Krishna Tailor||575||2.6%|
|Alberta general election, 2012: Edmonton-South West|
|Progressive Conservative||Matt Jeneroux||7,010||56.55%|
|New Democratic||Sylvie Porbaix||1,076||8.68%|
|Alberta Party||Bryan Peacock||257||2.07%|
- "Young and old battle for nomination votes". Edmonton Sun, January 16, 2012.
- Alberta Election 2012: Riding-by-riding results. The Globe and Mail, April 23, 2012.
- "Alberta auditor general budget vote lurches into uncharted territory". Retrieved 2015-09-25.
- "October 19, 2015 Election Results — Edmonton Riverbend (Validated results)". Elections Canada. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
- Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates
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