Born in India, Jinny Jogindera Sims grew up in England where she earned a Bachelor of Education at the University of Victoria in Manchester before moving to Canada to teach English in 1975.
She has spent all of her professional life dedicated to the betterment of education for young people, and as a principled champion of social justice issues: Sims is past-president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association; at the British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF) she served as a director, vice-president and president; in 2011 she was elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Newton-North Delta.
Since she was elected to the 41st Parliament, Sims has served as Official Opposition critic for Consular Affairs; Official Opposition critic for International Cooperation; Official Opposition critic for Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism; Official Opposition deputy critic for Foreign Affairs, and currently as Official Opposition critic for Employment and Social Development.
Jinny is a welcome advocate for a community that is largely ignored by the Conservatives and Liberals. From fighting hard to re-unite families to exposing the abuses of the temporary foreign workers program that steps over young Canadians who need jobs, to demanding the government make good on its promise to make our streets safer, Jinny cares about making Newton an affordable, safe place to live for all families.