MLA for District 21: Summerside -Wilmot
PO Box 2890
2nd Floor, Coles Building
Janice Sherry was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the provincial general election of 2007 in District 21, Summerside-Wilmot, and was re-elected in 2011 and 2015.
Ms. Sherry served as Government Whip in 2007. She also sat as a member of the Standing Committees on Public Accounts; Privileges, Rules and Private Bills; and Community Affairs and Economic Development. Her additional responsibilities included chair of the Standing Committee on Social Development, which has responsibility for the Human Rights Commission on Prince Edward Island. Currently, Ms. Sherry is a member of the Standing Committee on Communities, Land and Environment, the Standing Committee on Health and Wellness, and the Standing Committee on Public Accounts.
In January 2010, Ms. Sherry was appointed Minister of Community Services, Seniors and Labour, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and Minister Responsible for the Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I. In October 2011, she was appointed Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry. In November 2011, the department was restructured as the Department of Environment, Labour and Justice and Ms. Sherry took on the responsibilities of Attorney General for Prince Edward Island, Minister Responsible for the Workers Compensation Board of P.E.I., and responsibility for the Human Rights Commission on P.E.I.
She is a lifetime resident of Summerside and has worked in the fields of finance, real estate and mental health. She has also operated small businesses in her hometown.
Janice Sherry resides in Summerside with her husband Steven. They have two daughters, Meagan and Jennifer, and a son, Lucas.