Ginette Petitpas Taylor is Member of Parliament for Moncton Riverview Dieppe and Deputy Government Whip.
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.
Defending and advocating for vulnerable people has also been a hallmark of her voluntarism, whether it was serving on the Coalition for Pay Equity, the Atlantic Task Force on Human Trafficking, the Coalition Against Abuse in Relationships, the City of Moncton Public Safety Advisory Committee, or the Canadian Mental Health Association’s suicide prevention program. As chairwoman of New Brunswick’s Advisory Council on the Status of Women, she became the voice for half the population of her home province.
Today, after representing her home of Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe for 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.
Ginette’s commitment to her constituents was noticed immediately by her peers in Ottawa, and she was promoted to Deputy Government Whip and then Parliamentary Secretary for Finance all within two years of being elected.
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.
She and her husband Brock Taylor live in Moncton.
© 2020 Ginette Petitpas Taylor. All rights reserved.