Member of Parliament
Born in Saskatoon, Shelly studied Justice and Law Enforcement at the University of Winnipeg.
She went on to serve as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service for almost 19 years, prior to federal politics. She had a diverse career in a variety of positions including, but not limited to, undercover work, child abuse investigations, youth crime, and gang interventions. She was the first ever female spokesperson appointed by her department who was fluent in both official languages.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2008, she most recently was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Proud of her Métis heritage, Shelly has been very active in her community. She had affiliations with several not for profit organizations such as: Big Sisters, Pregnancy Distress, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, the International Association of Women Police, among others. She is also a dedicated advocate for victims of crime, women and children.
Shelly is married to Bruce, who is a retired police officer and small business owner. Together they have 5 adult children.