Edmonton, Alberta , Canada
|| March 15, 1969
Nov 12, 2017 10:48am
|Info||Rona Ambrose was elected as the first Member of Parliament for the newly created constituency of Edmonton-Spruce Grove on June 28, 2004. She was subsequently appointed as the Conservative Official Opposition’s Senior Intergovernmental Affairs Critic on July 22, 2004. |
Prior to her election, Ms. Ambrose held the post of Senior Intergovernmental Officer with the International and Intergovernmental Relations department of the Government of Alberta. In this position, she focused on fiscal, social and constitutional policy issues, including the 2003 Canada Health Accord, Alberta’s position on the Kyoto Protocol, Senate Reform, and federal-provincial discussions surrounding the development of electronic government options. Ms. Ambrose was a political columnist and has also owned and operated her own consulting firm, Ambrose Consulting, Ltd.
Ms. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria, and a Masters of Arts from the University of Alberta. Her Masters thesis focused on the impact of emerging policy issues on Canadian politics. Some of the topics she researched include privacy legislation, electronic government, and information/telecommunications delivery options available to governments in Canada. Ms. Ambrose speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and intermediate French.
Ms. Ambrose has a long history of volunteering in the Edmonton area, particularly for the Edmonton Women’s Shelter.
Rona Ambrose was born in Valleyview, Alberta, and grew up both overseas and in Parkland County, Alberta. She has lived in Edmonton for the past 11 years with her husband Bruce.