Fort Garry, Manitoba , Canada
|| February 20, 1947
|Contributor||The Oncoming Storm|
|Last Modifed||Wishful Thinking|
Oct 05, 2008 10:47am
Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage -
|Info||Joy Smith was first elected to the House of Commons in 2004. Joy is a respected educator and a best-selling author. Prior to entering Parliament, she represented the constituency of Fort Garry in the Manitoba provincial legislature. |
Joy holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in education. A best-selling author, a recipient of the Hedley Award for Excellence in Research, Joy taught for 21 years. Joy is also a popular speaker on the topic of public involvement in politics. She ran a small business for several years, and was nominated as Manitoba’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
As a member of the Manitoba Legislature, Joy served as critic for Justice, Education, and Intergovernmental (Urban) Affairs. She also served on the Manitoba Task Force for Building Sustainable Communities.
Joy was re-elected to Parliament on January 23, 2006 and since then she was re-appointed as the Manitoba Conservative Caucus Chair and Vice Chair on the Standing Committee of the Status of Women.
She is also a committee member on Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group, Canada-Israel Canadian Parliamentary Friendship Group, Canada-USA Parliamentary Association, Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association and the CPC Health Caucus.
Joy Smith was raised on a farm in southern Manitoba. She and her husband, Bart, are life-long residents of Manitoba. They have six grown children.