Laila was first elected to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake in federal general election of September 2021.
No stranger to politics, she was first elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta as the MLA for Fort McMurray-Conklin in a by-election in 2018, and then re-elected in the general election of 2019 as MLA for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Alberta’s Francophonie in June 2019, a role critical to supporting the Alberta francophone community.
Laila is passionate about serving the people of her riding, fighting for the issues important to northern Alberta and for families right across the province and country. She is a particularly strong advocate for the energy sector, having spent several years working in Alberta’s oil sands. She believes strongly in defending and diversifying Alberta’s energy sector and the good jobs it provides.
Laila also played an important role in provincial disaster recovery following the Fort McMurray wildfire, ensuring people were treated fairly and got back home safely.
Fluently bilingual, Laila holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean. Laila and her husband Niall live in Fort McMurray and recently celebrated the birth of their first child. Laila is proud to call Fort McMurray home for her entire life.
Recently appointed Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development, Laila serves on the House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women.