Stephanie Kusie

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Stephanie Kusie

Stephanie Kusie during Press Briefing on Parliment Hill.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Calgary Midnapore
Assumed office
April 3, 2017
Preceded byJason Kenney
Personal details
Born1972/1973 (age 46–47)[1]
Calgary, Alberta
Political partyConservative
ChildrenEdward Kusie
EducationUniversity of Calgary (B.A. Political Science)
Rutgers University (M.B.A.)
ProfessionMember of Parliament

Stephanie Kusie MP (born 1973) is a Canadian politician and former diplomat who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election on April 3, 2017.[2] She represents the electoral district of Calgary Midnapore as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.[2]

After being elected in 2017, Kusie was appointed as the Official Opposition Deputy Shadow Minister for Health. In September 2018, she took over the position of Official Opposition Shadow Minister for Democratic Institutions and became a vice-chair of the Standing Committee of Procedure and House Affairs In the same year, she accepted invitations to become a member of both the Trilateral Commission and CANZUK. She was most recently elected to the executive committee of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas Interparliamentary Association.

Kusie received a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University. She was chargé d'affaires ad interim for Canada to El Salvador and consul for Canada to Dallas, Texas. She served as a senior policy advisor to Peter Kent on Latin America.[3] Her responsibilities included negotiating free trade deals, work related to the Keystone pipeline project, and lobbying the United Nations to place Canada on the Security Council.

Kusie ran for Calgary City Council in 2013 but did not win a seat. After the election, she worked on Preston Manning's Municipal Governance Project.[3]

Electoral record[edit]


Canadian federal by-election, April 3, 2017: Calgary Midnapore
Resignation of Jason Kenney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephanie Kusie 22,454 77.17 +10.44
Liberal Haley Brown 4,950 17.01 −5.64
New Democratic Holly Heffernan 735 2.53 −5.20
Green Ryan Zedic 625 2.15 −0.51
Christian Heritage Larry R. Heather 251 0.86
National Advancement Kulbir Singh Chawla 81 0.28
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,096 100.0   –  
Total rejected ballots -
Eligible voters 89,436
Conservative hold Swing +8.08


Calgary Ward 12
Candidate Votes %
Shane A. Keating 11,942 71.5
Stephanie Kusie 4,766 28.5


  1. ^ "Stephanie Kusie - Council candidate in Ward 12". Calgary Herald, October 2, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Conservative Kusie cruises to victory in Calgary-Midnapore, takes over for Kenney". 660 News, April 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Stephanie Kusie biography". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2017.