Member of Parliament @ House of Commons of Canada
Nelly Shin is a 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 and seeks to bring more awareness and just interventions for victims of racism.