ABOUT NELLY SHIN
Nelly Shin is a former Conservative Member of Parliament who served the constituents of Port Moody—Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra in British Columbia, Canada. Her election into the House of Commons on October 21, 2019 makes her the first Korean-born Canadian MP in Canada. During her term, she was appointed Deputy Shadow Minister for Canadian Heritage and served on the Standing Committees for the Status of Women and Canadian Heritage.
Shin's term in the 43rd Parliament (2019-2021) occurred primarily throughout the pandemic, during which time she advocated for repatriation of constituents and support for small businesses, ethnic media, and the procurement of Canadian made PPE.
She also raised her voice on the opioid crisis, housing shortage, violence against women, and antisemitism.
During debates on Bill C-7, Nelly stood multiple times in the House of Commons to warn parliamentarians of the potential overreach of MAiD to individuals with mental health challenges.
Some of Ms. Shin's regional advocacy includes combatting the rise of anti-Asian hate and protecting salmon in local waterways from contamination.
In 2020, Nelly supported government funding for the construction of the Anmore Community Hub and upgrading the gravel field at Inlet Field Park with turf. Both projects received grants and are now underway.
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During her transition from public office, Ms. Shin completed studies in National Security and Intelligence at the University of Ottawa's Professional Development Institute. She has since been involved in research to help bridge policy gaps that leave Canadians vulnerable to foreign threats.
Her public commentary on foreign interference and a public inquiry, "Tackling Foreign Interference: A Matter of Heart, Will and Action", has drawn interest among security experts. Sam Cooper, former Global News investigative journalist, held an interview with Shin in July 2023 about her concern for diaspora communities targeted by foreign dictators. Read article.
Conservative Leadership Race
During the most recent Conservative Leadership contest, Nelly Shin was appointed as one of twenty-one members of the Conservative Party's Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC), chaired by Ian Brodie, former Chief of Staff to the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper. Shin helped establish rules and vet candidates throughout the race. On September 10, 2022, Nelly opened the final night of the leadership race at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa with her own rendition of O Canada in English and French. The Hon. Pierre Poilievre was announced later that evening as Leader of the Conservative Party.
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 urban missionary. She continues to volunteer in urban missions to serve the homeless and low income families in the Greater Vancouver Area.
A professionally trained composer and musician, Nelly Shin completed a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in piano, composition and music education at the University of Toronto. She has received airplay for her original music in Canada, the US, UK and Japan. More information about Nelly's music can be found at her artist web site www.edensrose.com.