First elected as a Member of Parliament for Edmonton – Spruce Grove in 2004, Ms. Ambrose was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2011, and most recently in 2015 in the new riding of Sturgeon River – Parkland.
In November 2015, Ms. Ambrose was selected by the Conservative Caucus to serve as the Interim Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition in the House of Commons.
Previously, Ms. Ambrose held several cabinet positions including Environment, Intergovernmental Affairs, Western Economic Diversification, Labour, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Receiver General, Status of Women, Regional Minister of Northern Alberta, and Health.
When she was appointed Minister of the Environment in 2006, she was the youngest woman to be appointed to Cabinet in Canadian history. As Environment Minister, Ms. Ambrose introduced the Clean Air Act and was a leader in calling for a new international agreement, which would include all major emitters, a position now adopted by the international community in the Copenhagen Accord.
As Minister of Labour, she helped resolve strikes at VIA Rail, Ottawa’s public transit system and the Canadian National Railway.
In her role as Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, Ms. Ambrose made improving the transparency, accountability and fairness of the procurement process one of her top priorities. When the Government of Canada made the historic decision to build the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard fleets in Canada, it was under her leadership that the Government of Canada developed and implemented the successful National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. This strategy ensured that the process used to award $33 billion in contracts was fair, independent and merit-based.
As Minister for the Status of Women, she worked tirelessly to address the...