Shannon Stubbs is the Conservative Member of Parliament for the newly created electoral district of Lakeland in Alberta. She was elected to the House of Commons in 2015. She has been named the party’s deputy critic for Natural Resources.
Stubbs has a professional background that spans the private, not-for-profit, political and public sectors, at both federal and provincial levels. As a senior consultant with Hill + Knowlton Canada in Edmonton, she advocated for clients across the health and pharmaceutical, oil and gas, not-for-profit and charity, and education sectors on a wide range of government and public relations initiatives.
Prior to joining H&K, Stubbs worked in government and community relations in the Edmonton office of SAIT Polytechnic, contributing to successful advocacy efforts for expansion funding, and promoting investment and publicprivate partnerships in skilled trades education, apprenticeship and training.
Stubbs worked for several years in the Alberta public service in the departments of Energy and Economic Development. In the Oil Sands Business Unit, she provided policy development, research and communications support. She also led the organization of a series of public-private workshops on transportation infrastructure, labour needs, royalties and taxation, First Nations relations, and environmental stewardship in Alberta’s oil sands regions, and value added and hydrocarbon upgrading development.
With the International Offices and Trade Division in Alberta Economic Development Stubbs acted as co-lead on an international marketing and advocacy project for Alberta’s oil sands. That project received a Premier’s Award of Excellence.
Stubbs has significant experience in federal and provincial politics, having worked in senior roles for MPs and MLAs. While completing a Combined Honours B.A. in Political Science and English at the University of Alberta, she interned in Opposition Leader Preston Manning’s Ottawa office in research and communications. She also worked in the constituency office of former Beaver River and Edmonton North MP, Deborah Grey.
Stubbs has been a lifelong community volunteer, active in 4H, Christmas hamper drives, the Alberta Homeless Count, therapeutic riding for people with disabilities, various equestrian events and many political campaigns.
Stubbs lives with her husband on a family farm.