Bonita Zarrillo, MP

Member of Parliament, Port Moody—Coquitlam

MP Bonita Zarrillo is known to be the voice for equality in her community. She drives systemic change that puts people first. Before coming to Ottawa in 2021, Bonita spent almost a decade as a municipal city councilor in British Columbia advocating for equity seeking groups and supporting the needs of the most vulnerable. She has a history of championing gender issues, challenging corporate greed, and advanced policies that generated the most rental housing in the region. Bonita gets things done.

Bonita Zarrillo is the NDP Critic for Infrastructure and Communities, Disability Inclusion, and the Deputy Health Critic, and she spearheaded the advancement of the Canada Disability Benefit in Ottawa, which is now law.

She is committed to improving the financial stability and working conditions of paid and unpaid care workers in Canada. She continues to highlight that workers in the care economy have not received the respect they deserve because of long-standing gender discrimination.

MP Zarrillo has a degree in Sociology from the University of Manitoba and is a regular speaker at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.