Women MLA Listing

Ella Laureen Jarrett


Ella Laureen Jarrett
1938 in Halifax, NS
First Elected:
GE 13 October 1987, Riding of Kings West


  • New Brunswick Teachers' College
  • University of New Brunswick, Saint John campus- BPE

Private Career


  • Teacher: Districts 19 and 20, New Brunswick
  • Teacher: Maine


Political Career


  • President: Kings West Liberal Association
  • Member: Liberal Task Force on Education
  • 1987: Elected MLA for Kings West, GE 13 October
  • 1987-1991: Minister of Income Assistance
  • 1991: Re-elected MLA for Kings West, GE 23 September
  • 1991-1994: Minister of Supply and Services
  • 1994-1995: Minister of State for Mines and Energy
  • 1995: Re-elected MLA for the new riding of Saint John Kings, GE 11 September
  • 1999: Did not stand for re-election, GE 7 June



  • Chair: Standing Committee on the Ombudsman
  • Vice-Chair: Standing Committee on Crown Corporations
  • Member: Cabinet Committee on Budget
  • Member: Cabinet Committee on Official Languages
  • Member: Cabinet Committee on Human Resources
  • Member: Standing Committee on Estimates
  • Member: Select Committee on Gasoline Pricing
  • Member: Special Committee on Social Policy Development