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. The majority of her term overlapped with the pandemic, during which time she strongly advocated for repatriation of constituents, small businesses, the tourism sector, and procurement of Canadian made PPE.
Some of her local files includes protecting salmon and endangered species from raw sewage overflow into Stoney Creek, advocating for Cystic Fibrosis patients, and combatting anti-Asian hate. During her term, she advocated for government funding to support the construction of the Anmore Community Hub and covering the gravel field at Inlet Field Park with turf. Both projects are now underway.
Ms. Shin was appointed as one of twenty-one members 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 has recently completed a certificate for studies in National Security and Intelligence at the University of Ottawa.
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. 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. Her music can be found at her artist web site www.edensrose.com.