Nomination Date: 15/04/2019
A lifelong Kitchener resident, studied two years at Wilfrid Laurier University, then obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1978 from University of Western Ontario. Elected as a Trustee for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board in 1994, he served until 2003. Following a distinguished legal career of almost thirty years, Stephen was elected as Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre in 2008, serving until 2015.
Stephen became the longest-serving Member of the Environment Committee (2008 to 2015). He also served for years on the Justice and Public Accounts Committees, and briefly on the Fisheries and Oceans Committee.
Stephen and his wife of 43 years, Sharon, a Justice of the Peace, have three children and seven grandchildren.