|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Mississauga South
May 2, 2011
|Preceded by||Paul Szabo|
September 29, 1966 |
Stella Ambler (born September 29, 1966) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election. She represents the riding of Mississauga South as a member of the Conservative Party.
Ambler's parents are Italian immigrants who met and married in Canada, settling in Etobicoke then moving to Brampton. She obtained a degree in psychology from the University of Toronto. She worked as a political advisor to the Ontario government but left this position to stay at home and raise her children for nine years. Ambler married her husband, Richard Ambler, in 1992. They lived in Brampton together before moving to the Lorne Park area of Mississauga.
Ambler was the Director of Regional Affairs (Greater Toronto Area) to former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. She ran in the 2008 federal election in the riding of Bramalea—Gore—Malton, but was defeated by Liberal Gurbax Singh Malhi. In the 2011 election she defeated Liberal MP Paul Szabo in the riding of Mississauga South. She has been a backbench supporter of the Stephen Harper government.
In 2013, Ambler was the appointed Chair of the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women. A year later the she released a report on the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women that called for more action on the issue. Critics of the report complained that the report failed to recommend the establishment of a national inquiry into the issue.
Ambler is a supporter of the pro-life movement. In 2012, she voted in favour of a private member's bill sponsored by Stephen Woodworth that sought to review the definition of conception under the criminal code. In 2013, she voted in favour of another private member's bill that sought to ban sex-selective abortions. In May 2015, she participated in a rally that urged demonstrators to vote pro-life in the upcoming election.
Ambler will be the Conservative candidate in the 2015 election for the new riding of Mississauga—Lakeshore.
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- "Ambler breaks through for the blue in Mississauga South". Toronto Star. May 3, 2011. Retrieved 2015-02-25.
- "Riding results from across Canada". Edmonton Journal. May 3, 2011. p. A6.
- Louie, Rosella (March 28, 2013). "MP Stella Ambler to head committee investigating missing women". Mississauga News. p. 1.
- Kusch, Larry (March 8, 2014). "'Status quo' report incites outrage". Winnipeg Free Press. p. A12.
- Wingrove, Josh (May 10, 2013). "MPs rally for renewed abortion debate". The Globe and Mail. p. A6.
- Feibel, Adam (May 15, 2015). "MPs urge Hill demonstrators to 'vote pro-life' in fall election". The Ottawa Citizen. p. A2.
- Profile at Parliament of Canada
- Stella Ambler – Parliament of Canada biography
- Speeches, votes and activity at OpenParliament.ca
- Official website