Jenica Atwin was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Fredericton in 2019 and became the first woman to hold this title. She uses her voice in the House of Commons to represent our community and defend our interests.
She grew up in and around Oromocto and Fredericton. She completed her master’s degree in history at UNB, while working full time as a teacher. It was during this time that she and her husband had their two sons.

She recently became the Chair of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, she is also a member of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations and Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament.

She proudly sponsored bill S-219, An Act Respecting a National Ribbon Skirt Day, which received royal assent in December of last year.
In 2022, she tabled a private member’s bill aiming to ban the use of Glyphosate on the national level and will soon present petition e-4127 that received more than 18 000 signatures asking the government to:

– Ban the sale and use of glyphosate to protect human health and the environment and;
– Develop a comprehensive plan to reduce overall pesticide use in Canada.

Jenica is passionate about addressing the climate and affordability crisis, improving the quality of our health system, fighting for social justice for all and advocating for effective and meaningful reconciliation with First Nations; every day she focuses her work on making our community a better place for all.

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