| Paul Szabo|
Richard Ambler (m. 1992)
| September 29, 1966 (age 49)
Etobicoke, Ontario (1966-09-29) |
Member of the Canadian House of Commons
Member of the Canadian House of Commons since 2011
Conservative Party of Canada
Brad Butt, Bob Dechert, Kyle Seeback, Wladyslaw Lizon, Paul Szabo
Stella Ambler Wikipedia
Stella Ambler (born September 29, 1966) is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2011 election. She represented the riding of Mississauga South from 2011 to 2015 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. Ambler married her husband, Richard Ambler, in 1992. 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. 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 the Minister responsible for Ontario, the 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. Both Szabo and Ambler are strong pro-life supporters. Ambler was a backbench MP in the Stephen Harper government.
In 2013, Ambler was appointed Chair of the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women. A year later, the Committee 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. The Liberals campaigned on establishing such an inquiry. The Trudeau government established the Inquiry immediately after defeating the Harper Conservatives.
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 was the Conservative candidate in the 2015 election for the new riding of Mississauga—Lakeshore. On October 19, 2015, she was defeated by Sven Spengemann in the 42nd general election.