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.
MP Shin is currently on the Standing Committee for the Status of Women. She has debated in support of Bill C-3, An Act to Amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, which passed first reading on October 19, 2020. Bill C-3 would require judges to receive sensitivity training on sexual assault cases and more accountability on how such trials are handled.
Ms. Shin has raised issues in the House during the pandemic to amend COVID assistance for small businesses, secure more support for Canadian manufacturers producing PPE, and call for more action on mental health and domestic violence.
Through her former role as Deputy Shadow Minister of Canadian Heritage, MP Shin began making stands for ethnic media and continues with this work. With the rise of racist acts during the pandemic, Ms. Shin has made strong public statements against racism toward Chinese, Jewish and Black communities. She is seeking to bring more awareness and just interventions for victims of racism. She continues to advocate for the voices of immigrant Canadians.
Ms. Shin has made speeches and statements in the Chamber in response to the Throne Speech on the opening day of the 43rd Parliament and debates on rapid testing devices for COVID-19, Trikafta, home ownership, affordability, the opioid crisis, and free speech.
MP Shin is currently on the Standing Committee for the Status of Women. She has debated in support of C-3, An Act to Amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code.
Before entering politics, Nelly Shin was a high school teacher, outreach 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.