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About Nelly Shin

Nelly Shin is a former Member of Parliament who served the constituency of Port Moody—Coquitlam in British Columbia. Her election into the House of Commons on October 21, 2019 made her the first Korean-born Canadian MP in Canada. Her term in the 43rd Parliament included work on the Standing Committees for Canadian Heritage and the Status of Women. She stood frequently in the House to speak on issues related to mental health, ethnic communities, and government accountability.


Ms. Shin's people-centred approach to politics is shaped by her prior experiences serving in at-risk neighbourhoods as a high school teacher and missionary. She continues to speak to youth and community groups on a variety of topics from character building to international conflict. A professionally trained composer and musician, Nelly Shin has received airplay for her original music and performed as a pianist and vocalist in Canada and the US.


Ms. Shin served as a member of the Conservative Party's Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) to help establish rules and vet candidates during the 2022 Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Contest. She is currently studying National Security and working towards completing her first novel.

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