Shelly Glover is the Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface in Winnipeg, Manitoba where she was first elected in 2008. On May 2, 2011, she was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface. She was named Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages by the Right Honourable Stephen Harper on November 7, 2008. In August 2010, Mrs. Glover was named Parliamentary Secretary for Indian Affairs and Northern Affairs Canada under the Honourable John Duncan. In January 2011, Mrs. Glover was named Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance.
Until her election, Mrs. Glover served as a member of the Winnipeg Police Service for almost 19 years. She had a diverse career in a variety of positions including but not limited to undercover work, child abuse investigations, youth crime and gang investigations, general patrol and she was the first ever female and bilingual spokesperson appointed by her department. She is a patrol sergeant presently on a leave of absence to pursue positive change in politics.
Mrs. Glover is an Anglophone who participated in the very first French Immersion program west of Ontario and graduated with a high level of proficiency in the French language. She continued her education at the University of Winnipeg where she studied Justice and Law Enforcement until she began her employment with the Winnipeg Police Service.
Mrs. Glover is a proud Métis woman who has been a very active community member with affiliations to several non-profit organizations such as: Big Sisters, Pregnancy Distress, Habitat for Humanity Women Build, the Business and Professional Women`s Association, the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg, the International Association of Women Police, the Francophone Chamber of Commerce, the Manitoba Métis Federation, Conseil Elzear Goulet and the Beausejour New Arena Planning Committee. She is also a dedicated advocate for victims of crime, women and children.
Mrs. Glover is an avid sports fan who coached youth soccer for approximately 14 years. She played soccer with a women`s Masters team and sponsored a first ever Métis women's soccer team to promote health and wellness in her community. Mrs. Glover participates in many fundraising events including rowing with a dragon boat team for cancer research every year.
Mrs. Glover is married, and has raised 5 children with her husband Bruce who is a retired police officer and small business owner.