As a dedicated community organizer and volunteer, Alaina Lockhart is committed to the region that she grew up in, from the Bay of Fundy to the rolling hills of Kings County. Alaina is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Fundy Royal in New Brunswick and Chair of the Atlantic Caucus. She is the first woman ever elected to represent the riding, and has served as a member of the Standing Committees for Agriculture and Agri-Food, and for Veterans Affairs, two areas her constituents have consistently identified as priorities for the region.
Since her election, Alaina has presented two motions in the House of Commons focused on growing the economy and strengthening the workforce in Atlantic Canada, both of which passed unanimously. Most recently, her private members motion, M-39 Immigration as a Means of Growth in Atlantic Canada, mandates a Parliamentary study on ways to increase and retain immigrants to Atlantic Canada.
Prior to being elected to the Parliament of Canada, Alaina served as a municipal councillor for the Village of Norton, and as the Director of the Royal District Planning Commission. As a member of the greater Sussex business community, she has been a small business owner since 2004, and is a recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Woman Entrepreneur Award.
Alaina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Human Resource Management from the University of New Brunswick Saint John. Alaina currently lives in the Sussex area with her husband, Rick, and their youngest daughter, Lauren.