Joyce Bateman was delighted to have been selected by the people of Winnipeg South Centre to serve as their Member of Parliament in 2011, and is eager to seek their support again. She is a proud member of Stephen Harper’s team and offers the proven leadership needed in an uncertain world.
Joyce is dedicated to serving the constituency of Winnipeg South Centre. Before her election to Parliament, she served the community for over 10 years as a school trustee. Joyce has worked tirelessly to make life better for her constituents. As an example, she recently announced funding to build the Waverley Underpass. When completed, this project will put an end to long delays at the Waverley Street rail crossing. In June of 2014, Joyce passed her first Private Member’s Bill, C-627. This bill will make railway crossings in Winnipeg South Centre safer for children and families by making it easier to have unsafe crossings closed down.
In the last Parliament, Joyce was asked by the Prime Minister to serve on the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, and most recently has served on the Standing Committee on Finance. To all these roles, she brings her skills as a Chartered Accountant.
Joyce has served as the vice-chair of the All-Party Arts Caucus, and represented the Conservative government on the Aerospace Caucus and the Insurance Caucus. She has been a member of several Interparliamentary groups and served on the executive committee of the Canada-Israel Interparliamentary Group and the Canada-United Kingdom Interparliamentary Association.
Joyce and her husband Darrell have a son and a daughter. Her son is studying law and her daughter is attending high school in the community.