Ginette Petitpas Taylor

Marie Ginette Petitpas TaylorPC 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]

Canadian politician
Ginette Petitpas Taylor
Minister of Official Languages
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Mélanie Joly
Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Assumed office
October 26, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Mélanie Joly
Deputy Government Whip
In office
November 20, 2019  October 26, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Linda Lapointe
Succeeded by TBD
In office
November 20, 2015  January 29, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Dave MacKenzie
Succeeded by Filomena Tassi
Minister of Health
In office
August 28, 2017  November 20, 2019
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Preceded by Jane Philpott
Succeeded by Patty Hajdu
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance
In office
January 30, 2017  August 28, 2017
Minister Bill Morneau
Preceded by François-Philippe Champagne
Succeeded by Joël Lightbound
Member of Parliament
for Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded by Robert Goguen
Personal details
Born 1968 or 1969 (age 52–53)[1]
Dieppe, New Brunswick, Canada
Political party Liberal
Residence Moncton, New Brunswick[2]
Alma mater Université de Moncton

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

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]

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]

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