About Dr. Stephen Ellis

Dr. Stephen Ellis is the Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester and the Shadow Minister for Health.

Dr. Ellis was elected to the 44th Parliament on September 20th, 2021. As a Member of Parliament, he sat on the Standing Committee for Health (HESA) and continues to work on this committee as the Vice Chair.

Prior to his political career, Dr. Ellis practiced as a family physician in Truro for 22 years. He served as a medical lead for the COVID-19 response in the Northern Zone. Dr. Ellis was born into a modest but hardworking family. Money was tight, but their work ethic was strong. That is why he enrolled in Canadian Armed Forces’ Medical Officer Training program to fulfill his goal of becoming a physician. After nine years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, Dr. Ellis attained the rank of Captain. Dr. Ellis later served as the Honorary Colonel of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders.

Dr. Ellis believes volunteerism helps sustain rural communities. He has passionately supported Walk with a Doc, the Bible Hill Fire Brigade, Scouts Canada, Minor Hockey, and the Guatemala Outreach Project. He has been married to Deborah for 30+ years. They have three children and two grandchild.