Jennifer McKenzie

Jennifer McKenzie


A proud New Brunswicker, Jennifer has a strong proven record of implementing positive change in both public and private sectors.

Jennifer was motivated to enter political life after fighting to stop closures of small, rural and inner city schools. As chair of Ottawa’s public school board, serving over 70,000 students, she successfully governed an annual budget of over $800 million while delivering improved literacy rates, increasing enrolment, world-recognized innovation. creativity and leadership initiatives, and leading programs for immigrant and refugee children.

In 2015 Jennifer ran for the federal NDP in Fundy-Royal   

Jennifer is an electrical engineer by trade and was previously Vice-President of Research and Development for a rapidly growing high-tech firm. Throughout her 20-year engineering career, Jennifer led numerous projects and spearheaded the development of new products, including the Hugs Infant Protection System for babies in hospital maternity wards.

Married with three grown children, Jennifer lives in St. Martins. An avid canoer and long-time environmentalist who enjoys exploring our great outdoors, Jennifer is determined to build a greener, more prosperous New Brunswick for future generations.