Janet earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of New Brunswick. Upon graduation, Janet articled with the Atlantic Canadian law firm of Stewart McKelvey where she remained for a number of years in their litigation department. Janet has practiced extensively in environmental, construction and immigration law.
Janet is passionate about helping people immigrate to Canada. As a daughter of immigrant parents, she remembers the proud day her parents became Canadian Citizens. Janet is the current Section Chair for the New Brunswick branch of the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Law Section. Janet has been invited to speak at countless immigration conferences both within New Brunswick and across Canada.
She is also involved in the New Brunswick branch of the Canadian Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section and has assisted in, and spoke at, the N.B. CBA’s environmental professional development program in 2009. Janet has assisted clients with defending prosecutions of both federal and provincial environmental legislation, provided advice in relation to permitting approvals and decommissioning of sites as well as contamination related litigation.
In 2009, Janet was chosen to be one of the esteemed 21st Leaders for the 21st Century where she was fortunate to travel across New Brunswick meeting dynamic New Brunswickers both in the public and private sectors. This invaluable experience has shown how local business people are thriving in a global economy.
Janet served on a number of community boards including Hestia House, KV3C, the Saint John Multicultural and Newcomers Resource Centre, and the Saint John YM-YWCA. Her proudest accomplishment is her family. Janet and her husband Todd are the proud parents of 3 children.