The MP for Lakeland has once again captured an accolade and the acknowledgement of her fellow politicians.
Shannon Stubbs was named the recipient of the best constituent representative in Maclean’s Parliamentarian of the Year Award. The annual award, now in its 12th year, is based on nominations and votes from Members of Parliament from all parties.
The ceremony was held virtually and included categories such as best mentor, rising star, most knowledgeable, most collegiate, best orator and Parliamentarian of the Year.
Stubbs says she is relentlessly driven by the people who sent her to Ottawa to fight for and make an impact for them.
“The people of Lakeland have given me an extraordinarily strong mandate – in fact, in 2019, it was the highest for a woman candidate in any constituency, ever, in Canadian history. With that comes an equally immense responsibility, so I want to deliver on their expectations. And it’s my duty – because people, families, businesses, and communities in Lakeland have given so much to Canada for generations, and they’re struggling in real time. They are rightfully frustrated, angry and worried about their futures, through no fault of their own.”
“Other politicians and pundits might have an opinion of me – but what I really care about most is the people of Lakeland. If colleagues have decided that what I do and how I do it means I’m the MP that best represents my constituents, the truth is nothing matters more to me. I will keep at it and continue working hard for Lakeland.”
This is the second time Stubbs has received the award. The last time was in 2017. Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel-Garner was named hardest working and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland received the Parliamentarian of the Year award.