First elected in 2006, Bruce Stanton is the Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committee of the Whole. He has previously served as Assistant Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole. He has said that in his role as Deputy Speaker he wants to work with Speaker Geoff Regan to foster civility in the House.
Stanton has also been the Chair of the Standing Committee for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and a member of the Standing Committees on Status of Women, Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, and Industry, Science and Technology.
Before becoming an MP, Stanton ran a family tourism business that was founded in 1884. He was also a town councillor in Severn between 1999 and 2003. He was active in the tourism industry in the Simcoe region, serving on several boards including as a member of the board of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Resorts Ontario and Tourism Ontario. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Orillia Community Futures Development Corporation between 1997 and 2001.
Stanton is married with four children. He is a member of the Rotary Clubs of Orillia and Washago.