The Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MD, MP for St. Paul’s, was first elected to the House of Commons in the 1997 general election and was re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2006, 2008 and again in 2011 representing the electoral district of St. Paul’s.
Prior to her election, Dr. Bennett was a family physician and a founding partner of Bedford Medical Associates in downtown Toronto. Dr. Bennett obtained her degree in medicine from the University of Toronto in 1974, and received her certification in Family Medicine in 1976.
Dr. Bennett is author of “Kill or Cure? How Canadians Can Remake their Health Care System,” published in October 2000.
Carolyn has served as Chair of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, the sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (Human Resources Development Committee) and the Canada-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group. Dr. Bennett served on the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, and the Standing Committee on Health. She was a member of the Standing Committee on Finance and was Chair of the Liberal Women’s Caucus. Most recently Carolyn was the Health Critic for the Official Opposition and Critic for Democratic Renewal.
Currently Carolyn is Critic for Aboriginal Affairs. She is also Chair of the National Liberal Women’s Caucus.