From Pickering Ontario, Jennifer O’Connell is the Federal Member of Parliament for Pickering-Uxbridge, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure, and Communities.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor Degree Specializing in Political Science. Before her work in politics, O'Connell interned at a law firm specializing in Labour law, and began to delve into the political sphere through volunteering with local community organizations. Through these experiences, Jennifer learned how to channel her passion for helping others into real change, leading her to run for City Council, and ultimately becoming one of the youngest elected politicians in her Municipal Ward.
Growing up in Pickering, Jennifer has represented her community since 2006 as a City Councillor, Regional Councilor, and Deputy Mayor. In her role as a Member of Parliament, O’Connell served on the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians (NSICOP), as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health. Currently, she is a member of the Transport Committee as well as the National Defence Committee.