Jane McKenna is the Member of Provincial Parliament representing the Constituency of Burlington.
Jane McKenna was first elected to the Ontario Legislature in 2011 and served as MPP until 2014. At Queen’s Park Jane served on the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Social Policy. She also served as the Official Opposition’s Children and Youth Services Critic, Government Services Critic and the Critic for Economic Development, Trade and Employment.
On May 2, 2012, she introduced the Inherited Heart Rhythm Disorders Awareness Act, which was co-sponsored by Liberal and NDP members. The Bill passed first and second reading and was referred to the Standing Committee on Social Policy on May 17, 2012.
Jane was re-elected in 2018 and was appointed to the Standing Committee on Estimates and the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly, which she also chaired. On November 29, 2018 Jane was appointed by the Premier as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour and currently serves as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development.
Recognizing that only British Columbia had elected a female speaker, (first in 1949) Jane ran for speaker of the Ontario Legislature in July 2018. Since then, she has proudly represented the Ontario Legislature and Speaker Ted Arnott at the Eastern Regional Conference in Pittsburgh, (July 2019), the National Conference of State Legislatures in Nashville, (August 2019), and the Council of State Government’s National Conference in Puerto Rico, (December 2019).
Jane is a lifetime resident of Burlington. Before entering politics, she worked in advertising and ran her own successful small business, Rainmaker Consulting. Jane has five children and three grandchildren.