About Nelly Shin
Nelly Shin is Member of Parliament for Port Moody—Coquitlam, Anmore and Belcarra. Her election into the 43rd Canadian Parliament on October 21, 2019 makes her the first Korean-born Canadian MP in the House of Commons.
Through her parliamentary work during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Shin has raised issues in the House to amend benefits for small businesses, secure more support for Canadian manufacturers producing PPE, and call for more action on mental health and domestic violence.
She is the Deputy Shadow Minister of Canadian Heritage for Her Majesty's Official Opposition. Nelly Shin continues to make a stand for ethnic media and acknowledge the contributions of ethnic communities in Canada. With the rise of racist acts during the pandemic, Ms. Shin has made strong public statements against racism toward the Chinese, Jewish and Black communities
Ms. Shin's interventions in the Chamber include a response to the Throne Speech on the opening day of the 43rd Parliament and debates on home ownership, affordability, the opioid crisis, and free speech.
Before entering politics, Nelly Shin was a high school teacher, missionary, and professional musician. Her frontline experiences helping marginalized communities and individuals struggling with personal crisis have cultivated her people centred approach to politics with aspirations to restore families and bring longterm solutions to societal challenges.
Her family immigrated to Canada from South Korea when she was five years old and ran a successful small business for over 25 years. Ms. Shin holds a B. Mus and B. Ed from the University of Toronto.
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