Shannon Stubbs was elected as the Member of Parliament for Lakeland in October of 2015 and re-elected in October of 2019. Lakeland is where Shannon grew up, and currently lives on a farm with her husband Shayne. She was appointed the Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness by Erin O'Toole on September 8, 2020. She previously served as the Vice Chair of the Standing Committee for Natural Resources and as the Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Natural Resources under former Leader Andrew Scheer. She has additionally served as Deputy Critic for Natural Resources 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 2019, the constituents of Lakeland re-elected Shannon with 83.9% of the vote. This is the highest percentage received by a female Member of Parliament in Canadian history.
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 and in support of Canada's position as a world leader in the responsible
development of oil and gas resources. She is a strong advocate for Canada’s environmentally and socially responsible oil and gas industry.
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.