The newly elected MP for Sarnia–Lambton, Marilyn Gladu, has been named the Official Opposition Critic for Science.
Gladu worked for more than two decades as a professional engineer at Dow Chemical. She left Dow to work as Director of Engineering at Suncor. Before running for Parliament Gladu was working as Business Director at Worley-Parsons Sarnia office. She also worked on the Bluewater Sustainability Initiative, and the Bluewater Technology Access Centre Advisory Council providing guidance on government research funding.
She is a member of the Sarnia Lambton Industrial Alliance, which supports the Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership in initiatives to bring new industry to the region. Gladu is also an active member of the Sarnia Chamber of Commerce.
Gladu has served as Chair for the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineers in Sarnia and was the society’s national director of science and industrial policy. She was a member of the dean’s advisory council for Queen’s University’s Faculty of Engineering.
Gladu has also been active in the Conservative Party. She has volunteered with riding associations, both federal and provincial, for almost a decade and worked on the campaign teams for Bob Bailey and Pat Davidson when they ran to represent the region.
Gladu is the mother of two daughters, both studying in university. Her priorities for her constituency are job growth, investment in infrastructure and border issues.