Women MLA Listing

Joan Margaret Kingston


Joan Margaret Kingston
1955 in Sussex, NB
First Elected:
GE 11 September 1995, Riding of New Maryland


  • Stanley Regional High School
  • University of New Brunswick - BN, 1978

Private Career

  • Manager: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, DECH, Fredericton, NB
  • President: Nurses Association of NB
  • Chair: NB Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, 1994-1995
  • Instructor: University of New Brunswick
  • Recruitment Manager: River Valley Health Authority, 1999-2002


Political Career

  • 1995: Elected MLA for the new riding of New Maryland, GE 11 September
  • 1995-1996: Legislative Assistant to the Minister of Education
  • 1997-1998: Minister of the Environment
  • 1998-1999: Minister of Labour
  • 1999: Defeated, GE 7 June
  • 2002-2004: Chief of Staff for the Office of the Official Opposition
  • 2004-2006: Senior Advisor of Policy Development for the Office of the Official Opposition
  • 2006: Appointed Principal Secretary of Government Affairs for the Office of the Premier
  • 2023: Appointed to the Senate by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau



  • Chair: Select Committee on Demographics
  • Co-Chair: Select Committee on National Unity
  • Co-Chair: Special Committee on Social Policy Development
  • Member: Standing Committee on Private Bills
  • Member: Select Committee on Electoral Reform
  • Member: Cabinet Priorities and Planning Committee