|Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources|
|Assumed office |
August 30, 2017
|Preceded by||Mark Strahl|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Assumed office |
October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Riding Re-established|
|Born||December 8, 1979|
near Chipman, Alberta
|Political party||Conservative (Federal) |
United Conservative Party (Provincial)
|Residence||Two Hills, Alberta|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
Stubbs holds a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) in English and Political Science from the University of Alberta. During her university years, she served as an intern in Leader of the Opposition Preston Manning's office, and as an assistant to MP Deborah Grey.
While working as a bureaucrat for the provincial government, Stubbs ran in the 2004 Alberta election for the governing Progressive Conservatives against Raj Pannu in Edmonton-Strathcona, placing a distant second. She later left the party and became involved with Wildrose, serving as Danielle Smith's chief of staff from 2010–12 and the party's Director of Legislative Affairs from 2012-14.
In 2011, Stubbs won the Wildrose nomination in the riding of Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, held by premier Ed Stelmach, in the hope of unseating him in the 2012 Alberta election. He subsequently resigned and retired from politics, but Stubbs was defeated by PC candidate and former Strathcona County councillor Jacquie Fenske.
Stubbs was elected by a landslide under the Conservative banner in the newly-recreated riding of Lakeland in the 2015 federal election. Conservative interim leader Rona Ambrose appointed her to the position of deputy critic for natural resources. In that capacity, she serves on the House's Standing Committee on Natural Resources. She also serves as vice-chair for the Special Committee on Pay Equity.
Shortly after Stubbs was elected, the federal government announced the relocation of an Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada case-processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta, a town within Stubbs' riding of Lakeland, to Edmonton. Stubbs likened the relocation of the centre, which provided Vegreville with 280 full-time jobs, to the loss of nearly 300,000 jobs in Toronto, Canada's largest city with a population of 2.809 million people.
MP Stubbs won a 2017 MacLean's Parliamentarian of the Year award for MP that best represents constituents for her efforts to keep open the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada case-processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta.
In April, 2016, Shannon went to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, to visit the town where her grandmother, Eileen Stubbs, was mayor from 1973-75 after leaving a journalism career with the Dartmouth Free Press. Shannon said of Eileen, whom she referred to as 'Missy Nan', “...She wasn’t partisan; she was all over the political map, but right and wrong mattered to her. I try to remember that and hope it will guide me in politics.”
|2015 Canadian federal election: Lakeland|
|New Democratic||Duane Zaraska||5,513||10.1||-1.12||–|
|Libertarian||Robert George McFadzean||601||1.1||+0.64||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||54,779||100.0||$240,908.69|
|Total rejected ballots||155||–||–|
|Source: Elections Canada|
|2012 Alberta general election: Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville|
|Progressive Conservative||Jacquie Fenske||8,366||49.28%||-28.85%|
|New Democratic||Chris Fulmer||1,556||9.17%||+0.54%|
|Total valid votes||16,976|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-31.51%|
|2004 Alberta general election: Edmonton-Strathcona|
|New Democratic||Raj Pannu||7,463||60.66%||10.05%|
|Progressive Conservative||Shannon Stubbs||2,266||18.42%||−15.93%|
|Alberta Alliance||Jeremy Burns||273||2.21%|
|Social Credit||Kelly Graham||160||1.30%|
|Rejected, Spoiled and Declined||89|
|Eligible Electors / Turnout||24,830||49.91%|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||12.99%|
|Source: "Edmonton-Strathcona Statement of Official Results 2004 Alberta general election" (PDF). Elections Alberta. Retrieved February 11, 2012.|
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