Ramona Jennex

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The Honourable
Ramona Jennex
MLA for Kings South
In office
June 9, 2009 – October 8, 2013
Preceded by David Morse
Succeeded by Keith Irving
Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
In office
June 19, 2009 – January 11, 2011
Preceded by Richard Hurlburt
Succeeded by John MacDonell
Minister of Emergency Management
In office
June 19, 2009 – January 11, 2011
Preceded by David Morse
Succeeded by Ross Landry
Minister of Immigration
In office
June 19, 2009 – January 11, 2011
Preceded by Len Goucher
Succeeded by Marilyn More
Personal details
Born Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political party New Democrat
Occupation politician, teacher
Religion Baptist

Ramona Christine Jennex is a former Canadian educator and politician from the province of Nova Scotia.

Jennex was born in Halifax, raised in Chester and Dartmouth, among other places. She has four children and one grandchild.

Jennex attended the Baptist Leadership Training School in Calgary, Alberta from 1972-73, followed by her enrollment at Acadia University in Wolfville in fall 1973. Jennex graduated from Acadia with a B.Mus, B.A. and a B.Ed. (Special Education). Jennex was employed as a teacher in the Annapolis Valley and later completed a M.Ed. at Acadia, followed by another M.Ed. at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Jennex volunteered with numerous community organizations as well as with the Nova Scotia Teachers Union.

Political career[edit]

Jennex ran for the Nova Scotia New Democratic Party nomination in the riding of Kings South in 2009. She was elected in the 2009 provincial election[1] and represented that riding in the legislature until her defeat in the 2013 provincial election.[2]

On June 19, 2009, Jennex was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations, Minister of Emergency Management, Minister of Immigration, and Minister of Youth.[3] On January 11, 2011, Jennex was appointed Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and the Minister responsible for Youth.[4]


  1. ^ "Nine Tory cabinet ministers bounced". The Chronicle Herald. June 10, 2009. Archived from the original on June 13, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Fate of cabinet ministers big Valley surprise". The Chronicle Herald. October 8, 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  3. ^ "Atlantic Canada's 1st NDP government takes office in Nova Scotia". CBC News. June 19, 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-15. 
  4. ^ "Dexter adds 2 cabinet ministers". CBC News. January 11, 2011. Retrieved 2014-10-15.