Ginette Petitpas Taylor is Member of Parliament for Moncton Riverview Dieppe.
Ginette first ran for federal office in 2015, seeking a new way to serve the community she had worked in for years. Born in Dieppe as the youngest of nine children, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work at the Université de Moncton.
After working for the Canadian Mental Health Association in Saint John, she returned home and embarked on a 23 year career as a social worker and Victims Services Coordinator for the Codiac Regional RCMP. Through her work, Ginette became known as someone who cared deeply for her community. With the RCMP, she provided domestic violence intervention, crisis counselling, and violence risk assessment to victims of crime. To many, she was a warm and reassuring presence in difficult times.
Today, after representing her home of Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe for over four years, Ginette is hardly new to being an MP. She has emphasized infrastructure development in the riding, advocated tirelessly for seniors’ services, and worked with all levels of government to make sure local priorities are met.
In August 2017, Ginette was named Canada’s Minister of Health and has worked on behalf of all Canadians in many challenging areas of Public Health including combatting the opioid crisis, creating a science-based Canada Food Guide, overseeing the legalization of cannabis, and championing the implementation of a national pharmacare program to help the millions of Canadians who can’t afford the medicines they need. In the 43rd Parliament, she will also continue to serve government as the Deputy Whip of the Liberal caucus.
Every step of the way, Ginette has been defined by her willingness to help those in need. This is a quality that has served her well in all capacities, but none more important than representing her constituents in Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe.