Women MLA Listing

Dorothy Shephard


Dorothy Shephard
in Saint John, NB
Progressive Conservative
First Elected:
GE 27 September 2010, Riding of Saint John Lancaster


  • Saint John Vocational School

Private Career

  • Owner and Operator: Benjamin Moore Colour Centre


Political Career

  • 2010: Elected MLA for Saint John Lancaster, GE 27 September
  • 2010: Named Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Local Government
  • 2010-2012:  Chair of the Progressive Conservative party of New Brunswick's Southern Regional Caucus
  • 2012-2014: Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities
  • 2014: Re-elected MLA for Saint John Lancaster, GE 22 September
  • 2014-2016: Opposition Critic: Human Resources
  • 2014-2018: Opposition Critic: Women's Equality
  • 2014-2018: Opposition Critic: Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
  • 2017-2018: Opposition Critic: Families and Children
  • 2018: Re-elected MLA for Saint John Lancaster, GE 24 September
  • 2018-2020: Minister of Social Development
  • 2018-2020: Minister responsible for the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation
  • 2020: Re-elected MLA for Saint John Lancaster, GE 14 September
  • 2020-2022: Minister of Health
  • 2022- : Minister of Social Development


  • Chair: Standing Committee on Estimates
  • Vice-Chair: Select Commitee on Public Universities
  • Member: Standing Committee on Public Accounts
  • Member: Standing Committee on Health Care
  • Member: Select Committee on Point Lepreau
  • Member: Select Committee on Legislative Reform
  • Member: Standing Committee on Economic Policy
  • Member: Standing Committee on Estimates and Fiscal Policy
  • Member: Standing Committee on Social Policy