As a former three-term City and Regional Councillor in the City of Pickering, Jennifer has played an active role on several boards and committees, having held the positions of Deputy Mayor for Pickering and member of the Durham Region Finance and Administration Committee. She previously spent 4 years as the Chair of the Waterfront Committee and Vice-Chair of the Sustainable Pickering Committee.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor Degree specializing in Political Science. Through her work as a junior legal assistant and volunteering at a successful labour law firm, she found her passion for giving a voice to those in need. She learned early on how to channel her passion into real and tangible results, and was soon the youngest elected politician in her municipal ward.
While working with constituents, Jennifer is attentive to their specific needs. She takes into consideration not only her own concerns and objectives, but also those of everyone interested, working together towards improving our community one step at a time.
Jennifer O’Connell was elected in 2015 as the Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge, and is also a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. Since August 2018, Jennifer has proudly taken on the additional role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, focussing specifically on Youth Economic Opportunities in order to improve the lives of young Canadians.
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