Shannon Stubbs was elected as the Member of Parliament for Lakeland in northeast Alberta on October 19, 2015, where she grew up, and resides on a farm with her husband Shayne. She is the Vice Chair of the Standing Committee for Natural Resources and was appointed as the Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Natural Resources by Andrew Scheer on August 30, 2017. She previously served as Deputy Critic for Natural Resources since shortly after the 2015 election and as the Vice Chair of the Special Select Standing Committee for Pay Equity.
In 2017, Shannon received the Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year Award as the MP who “Best Represents Constituents.” Shannon has a diverse professional background spanning the private, not for profit, political and public sectors, at both federal and provincial jurisdictions.
In partnership with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, and the Quebec Oil and Gas Association and other stakeholders, Shannon tabled an e-petition in the House of Commons which was the most signed e-petition in Canadian history at the time of tabling in support of pipelines arguing that Canada is a world leader in the responsible development of its oil and gas resources, and that Pipelines are the sagest mode of transportation for oil, gas, and fluids, September 20, 2016. She is a strong advocate for Canada’s environmentally and socially responsible oil and gas.
Prior to being elected, Shannon was a Senior Consultant with Hill + Knowlton Canada where she advocated for clients across the health and pharmaceutical, oil and gas, not for profit and charity, and education sectors, and she contributed to a successful initiative for the expansion of energy trades and technology education and apprenticeship training with government and community relations at SAIT Polytechnic.