Press Release: MP Marilyn Gladu wins “Most Collegial Parliamentarian” Award for the second time

Jan. 12, 2021



MP Marilyn Gladu wins 2020 “Most Collegial Parliamentarian” Award, becomes two-time winner 

SARNIA, ON— MP Marilyn Gladu, member of Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton, is happy to announce her win for the Most Collegial Parliamentarian, as part of the 2020 Macleans Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. The Parliamentarian of the Year Awards are voted upon by MPs.

This is MP Gladu’s second time winning the award, having won it as well in 2016 for her first year as a member of Parliament. These outstanding Parliamentarian awards are made in only eight categories.

“I want to thank my colleagues for voting for me for this award once again. It means so much to me to be recognized for my contributions to making our Parliament a more cohesive and productive environment. We all work together better when there is more goodwill between us than otherwise.” 

Currently, MP Gladu serves on the Shadow Cabinet as the Shadow Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency (FedDev) for Southern Ontario and Privy Council Critic, as well as Electoral Reform Critic. She is also the chair of the Standing Committee for the Status of Women in the 43rd Parliament.  

She previously served as the Official Opposition Science Critic, as well as the Chair for the Status of Women. She has served as the Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Rail Caucus, in addition to the Vice-Chair of the Aerospace Caucus. She was also the Shadow Minister of Health and the Vice-Chair on the Standing Committee on Health.  

“Working with members from every party on various Committees and caucuses, it really helps to bring a spirit of professionalism and cooperation to the table. I had a long career in the petrochemical industry before entering politics and bring that business experience with me now— I’ve found that teams working in harmony are more productive.”