Phillips in May 2015
|Minister of Environment and Parks of Alberta|
Assumed office |
May 24, 2015
|Preceded by||Kyle Fawcett|
|MLA for Lethbridge-West|
Assumed office |
May 5, 2015
|Preceded by||Greg Weadick|
|Born||September 4, 1975|
|Political party||Alberta New Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||University of Alberta|
|Occupation||economic policy analyst, journalist, consultant|
|Portfolio||Minister of Environment & Minister for the Status of Women|
Shannon Phillips (born September 4, 1975) is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2015 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Lethbridge-West. On May 24, 2015 she was sworn in as the Minister of Environment and Parks and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women in the Alberta Cabinet. She also serves as the Deputy House Leader for the NDP Caucus. Phillips previously ran in the 2012 general election losing to PC incumbent Greg Weadick.
Life and career
Phillips is an economic policy analyst who worked for the Alberta Federation of Labour, where she did much work on energy and environment-related matters. She also served as chair of the group Womanspace Lethbridge. She has two sons. Phillips is also known as Gnome Stompsky #4746 when she is playing Roller derby with the Lethbridge Roller Derby Guild for the Deathbridge Derby Dames team. Phillips is conversational in French. She is a single mother with two children.
2012 general election
|Alberta general election, 2012: Lethbridge-West|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Weadick||5,810||36.66||-7.02|
|New Democratic||Shannon Phillips||4,746||29.95||+19.65|
|Alberta Party||David Walters||177||1.11||–|
|Total valid votes||15,849||98.97|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||165||1.03|
|Registered electors / Turnout||29,267||54.72||+20.84|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-13.34|
2015 general election
|Alberta general election, 2015: Lethbridge-West|
|New Democratic||Shannon Phillips||11,114||59.18||+29.23|
|Progressive Conservative||Greg Weadick||3,938||20.97||-15.69|
|Total valid votes||18,779||99.05|
|Rejected, spoiled, and declined||181||0.95||-0.08|
|Registered electors / Turnout||34,146||55.53||+0.81|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+22.46|
- Shannon Phillips: Alberta’s Minister of hard hits
- "Shannon Phillips – NDP – Lethbridge-West Archived 2015-05-24 at the Wayback Machine.," Lethbridge Herald, April 8, 2015, URL accessed May 8, 2015.
- "Rachel Notley sworn in as Alberta premier, reveals cabinet," CBC News May 24, 2015.
- James Wood, "Former college official now minister of energy," Calgary Herald, May 24, 2015.
- "Alberta Takes Meaningful Steps Toward Climate Change Strategy". YourAlberta. 25 June 2015.
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