Nomination Date: 24/05/2018
Stella Ambler brings more than 30 years of experience in volunteering, politics, and government to the community of Mississauga-Lakeshore. After earning a degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, she served in key roles at Queen’s Park and with the provincial and federal Progressive Conservatives.
From 2011 to 2015, Stella served as the Member of Parliament for Mississauga South. She was an effective voice for her community, and helped hundreds of constituents in their dealings with the federal government. As MP, she secured government funds to clean up the Rattray Marsh, which is enjoyed by many Mississauga residents and visitors every day. She also delivered significant federal funding to help restore the small arms inspection building in Lakeview and to rebuild Don McLean Westacres outdoor pool in Applewood. In addition to supporting many local festivals and events, Stella’s constituency office sponsored a Canada Day pancake breakfast that served hundreds of people every July 1st.
As a Member of Parliament, Stella worked to protect the environment, build a strong economy, support women to run for public office, help the vulnerable, and promote human rights. Stella was an active member of the committees on Environment & Sustainable Development and Status of Women, and was Chair of the Special Committee on Violence Against Aboriginal Women, which recommended strong federal action on the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada. She was also a member of the Board of Internal Economy and Chair of the Canada-Italy Friendship Group. She has acted as an election observer in Ukraine and represented the government in Burma (Myanmar) with the Centre for Parliamentary Democracy.
In 2017, Stella joined Earnscliffe Strategy Group. She works in Earnscliffe’s government relations and communications practices, with a focus on provincial issues and interests affected by Queen’s Park. She is also a regular commentator on CTV’s Power Play, Newstalk 1010 radio, CP24 news television and other Canadian media outlets. Stella and her husband Richard have two adult children and live in Lorne Park.