Ginette Petitpas Taylor
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Minister of Official Languages
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byMélanie Joly
Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byMélanie Joly
Deputy Government Whip
In office
November 20, 2019 – October 26, 2021
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byLinda Lapointe
Succeeded byRuby Sahota
In office
November 20, 2015 – January 29, 2017
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byDave MacKenzie
Succeeded byFilomena Tassi
Minister of Health
In office
August 28, 2017 – November 20, 2019
Prime MinisterJustin Trudeau
Preceded byJane Philpott
Succeeded byPatty Hajdu
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
January 30, 2017 – August 28, 2017
MinisterBill Morneau
Preceded byFrançois-Philippe Champagne
Succeeded byJoël Lightbound
Member of Parliament
for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byRobert Goguen
Personal details
Born1968 or 1969 (age 53)[1]
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Residence(s)Moncton, New Brunswick[2]
Alma materUniversité de Moncton

Marie Ginette Petitpas Taylor PC MP (born 1968 or 1969) is a Canadian politician who was elected to represent the riding of Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2019 federal election.[3] She is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and a former Minister of Health, and is a member of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association as well as the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association.[4]

Early life and education

Petitpas Taylor grew up in Dieppe and graduated from the Université de Moncton with a bachelor's degree in social work.[5]

Before politics

From 2004 to 2008, she was the chairwoman of the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and has held a variety of other positions, including the coordinator for the Victim's Services Program of the local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.[6]

Political career

She won the Liberal Party's nomination for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe on March 28, 2015, and won the riding in the election held on October 19, 2015.[7]

On December 2, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment of Petitpas Taylor as deputy government whip. On February 15, 2016, Petitpas Taylor was sworn in as a Member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada according to her duties as Deputy Government Whip.[8]

She then succeeded Jane Philpott as Minister of Health in a cabinet shuffle on August 28, 2017.[9][10]

She was re-elected in the 2019 federal election, and appointed Deputy Government Whip (for the second time) as well as a member of the Board of Internal Economy.[11]

Electoral record

2021 Canadian federal election: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ginette Petitpas Taylor 22,460 49.08 +6.13
Conservative Darlene Smith 10,692 23.36 -0.18
New Democratic Serge Landry 7,774 16.99 +5.1
People's Lorilee Carrier 2,901 6.34 +3.91
Green Richard Dunn 1,935 4.23 -13.69
Total valid votes 45,762
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 61.40 -8.22
Registered voters 74,652
Liberal hold Swing +3.16
Source: Elections Canada[12]
2019 Canadian federal election: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ginette Petitpas Taylor 22,261 42.95 -14.80 $57,476.19
Conservative Sylvie Godin-Charest 12,200 23.54 +2.08 $71,897.56
Green Claire Kelly 9,287 17.92 +13.31 $19,174.41
New Democratic Luke MacLaren 6,164 11.89 -4.29 $2,074.25
People's Stephen Driver 1,258 2.43 none listed
Animal Protection Brad MacDonald 373 0.72 $2,145.15
Christian Heritage Rhys Williams 285 0.55 $1,661.07
Total valid votes/expense limit 51,828 99.24  
Total rejected ballots 396 0.76 +0.17
Turnout 52,224 69.63 -3.74
Eligible voters 75,006
Liberal hold Swing -8.44
Source: Elections Canada[13][14]
2015 Canadian federal election: Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Ginette Petitpas Taylor 30,054 57.75 +27.25 $63,968.39
Conservative Robert Goguen 11,168 21.46 -15.30 $94,944.45
New Democratic Luc LeBlanc 8,420 16.18 -12.28 $33,592.43
Green Luc Melanson 2,399 4.61 +0.33 $9,724.74
Total valid votes/expense limit 52,041 100.00   $204,679.96
Total rejected ballots 311 0.59 -0.13
Turnout 52,352 73.37 +8.20
Eligible voters 71,350
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +21.28
Source: Elections Canada[15][16]

References

  1. ^ Guly, Christopher (September 6, 2017). "New health minister praised by rivals and Liberals, but has a steep learning curve ahead, says critic". Hill Times. Retrieved September 21, 2019. said the 48-year-old, Dieppe, N.B. born-and-raised Ms. Petitpas Taylor
  2. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved January 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "Ginette Petitpas Taylor Wins Second Term In Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe". huddle.today. 22 October 2019. Retrieved 7 November 2019.
  4. ^ "The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor - Roles - House of Commons of Canada". www.ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  5. ^ "Meet Ginette Petitpas Taylor". Ginette Petitpas Taylor, your Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe. Liberal Party of Canada. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  6. ^ Meet Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Liberal.ca.
  7. ^ Ginette Petitpas Taylor Wins Liberal Nomination For Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe Archived 2018-08-29 at the Wayback Machine, 919: The Bend, March 29, 2015.
  8. ^ "The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor being sworn in to the Privy Council at Rideau Hall". ginglelive.com.
  9. ^ MacCharles, Tonda; Campion-Smith, Bruce. "Trudeau shuffles ministers, overhauls Indigenous Affairs, brings friend O'Regan into cabinet | The Star". thestar.com.
  10. ^ Zimonjic, Peter (28 August 2017). "Who's who in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet shuffle". CBC.
  11. ^ "Roles - Hon. Ginette Petitpas Taylor Current and Past". Members of Parliament. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Confirmed candidates — Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe". Elections Canada. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  13. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  14. ^ "Official Voting Results". Elections Canada. Retrieved September 23, 2021.
  15. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe, 30 September 2015
  16. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates