Member of Parliament
Stella Ambler is the Member of Parliament for the community of Mississauga South. She was first elected on May 2, 2011. Prior to her election, Stella served as the Director of Regional Affairs for Finance Minister Jim Flaherty in the Greater Toronto Area. In that role Stella gained a comprehensive understanding of how the federal government can make a difference in the lives of families’ right across the GTA, and how to be a strong advocate for her community.
Stella’s parents are Italian immigrants who met and married in Canada and settled in Etobicoke then Brampton. After Stella married Richard Ambler in 1992, they also lived in Brampton, and then moved to the Lorne Park area of Mississauga South.
She began working summers at the age of 12 in her father’s wholesale hardware business. After earning a degree in psychology at the University of Toronto, Stella worked as an advisor at Queen’s Park. She was a stay-at-home mother for nine years, maintaining her community and political involvement on a volunteer, part-time basis.
Locally, Stella was a member of the Mississauga Board of Trade’s Green Committee and is a member of the Catholic Women’s League of her parish, St. Mary Star of the Sea, in Port Credit.
Stella’s board experience as an executive member of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario gave her insight into regulatory and governance matters in a health care setting. Her business experience as a co-owner of Vision Insurance Brokers, with husband Richard, gave her an understanding of how to meet a payroll while creating jobs.
Being a Member of Parliament is a way for Stella to put her passion for public service to work building a better quality of life for the people of Mississauga South. She serves as a member of the Aboriginal Affairs Committee and the Status of Women Committee, and she is Chair of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Aboriginal Women which is addressing the tragic issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada. She is honoured to be the Conservative Member of Parliament in Mississauga South delivering for our community and Canada on Parliament Hill.