Chris Lewis MP - Essex
Yesterday, the Liberals re-released a plan to introduce international vaccine passports by December 2021. Provinces and Territories may use these passports as local and regional vaccine passports for non-essential spaces such as gyms, restaurants, and bars.
Offshore gaming and sportsbooks operated by criminal organizations bring in $38 million dollars of Canadian wagers every day. Instead of enacting a law that would redirect that money to Canadian jobs and businesses, billions of dollars a year to fall into the hands of big multinational companies and criminals.
Yesterday’s report shows this governments housing plans have failed to meet their planned targets. While housing prices continue to reach historic levels, the Trudeau Liberals are failing to make homes more affordable for Canadians.
While climate change dominates the headlines, other environmental concerns have taken a back seat. This is unfortunate. Protecting our land, sea and air is vitally important too. Our region is surrounded by the magnificent Great Lakes which we share. It is important that we protect this valuable resource.
Conservatives Will Connect All Canadians to High-Speed Internet | August 10, 2021
My office has received almost 2000 inquiries about affordable and rural internet. I have met with many regarding this topic in the recent past.
This is a priority for the people and businesses in Essex and the Conservative Party. A Conservative Government will connect all of Canada, including rural areas, to high-speed Internet by 2025
Meeting with Mayor Snively and Deputy mayor Meloche | August 09, 2021
I had a great meeting today with Mayor Larry Snively, and Deputy Mayor Richard Meloche. We had a very informative discussion regarding the infrastructure requirements to fully grow Colchester and McGregor. I appreciate the meeting, and the discussion about the work we can do going forward.
Catching up with Mayors and Leaders at the Leamington raceway | August 09, 2021
Great to catch up with Dave Epp CKL, MPP Rick Nicholls CKL, Mayor Hilda MacDonald of Municipality of Leamington . Also, Mayor and Warden Gary McNamara and of course, Mayor Tom Bain of Municipality of Lakeshore. Thanks so much for the invitation. To the fans of harness racing, your continued support made this happen!
The AAS/SCAR Airsoft field members describe themselves as a big family, getting exercise and enjoying the outdoors. Many said without the club, they would otherwise sit at home. Justin Trudeau and Bill Blair want to take away this safe sport under Bill C-21.
Flash Back Friday | July 30, 2021
Here is a tour I had back in August of 2019 with Colin Carrie at a local greenhouse. Visiting and hearing from business owners in Essex County, our current economic agenda will kill jobs and stop Canada’s recovery before it even begins. It’s a future of out-of-control spending, multi-generational debt, and inflation.
As the pandemic improves, the finances of the country should be responsibly brought back under control. For the Liberals—backed by the NDP and Greens—the pandemic was a ‘political opportunity’ to go even further. We can’t afford to continue this trend.
Inflation Economy | July 30, 2021
Statistics Canada reported that Canada’s inflation rate was 3.1 per cent in June. The report also noted that shelter costs have increased by 4.4 per cent in the past year, and transportation costs went up by 5.6 per cent compared to June 2020.
The affordability crisis taking place under the government is unacceptable and we must stop them
Visiting Old Town Pharmacy in Amherstburg | July 29, 2021
This week, I had the pleasure of meeting with John from Old Town Pharmacy in Amherstburg. John made it a priority in his one-man operation to make his appointments and care for his clients, a personal matter.
With such a vast knowledge and deep roots in our community, it’s no surprise that he strives to help others through his business. Thank you for all of your dedication to your practice, and your passion for the community!
Meeting with Mayor DiCarlo | July 24, 2021
Had an excellent meeting with Mayor DiCarlo of Amherstburg earlier today. As a municipality with such a rich history, it’s no surprise that Amherstburg is anxious to return to normalcy. From The Blockhouse to the Kings Navy Yard Park, over 200 years of history rests in this town. It’s important that our towns receive the necessary help from the government to bolster and promote the uniqueness and the appeal of our communities. I will continue to work with municipal leaders to bring about positive change in Essex County.
Canada’s Inflation | July 24, 2021
Our country needs a new plan to get the economy growing again. We have had too many years of slow growth. We also need to ensure that stimulus measures are targeted and time-limited to avoid creating a structural deficit. We need to secure funding to pay for the government services that Canadians rely on. Can Essex County families continue to afford the increases in the cost of living? Or is enough, enough?
Sheila Gunn Reid shared information about a petition to the Government submitted by Veso Soboto, an Ontario businessman, and sponsored by Chris Lewis MP. The petition is calling on the Trudeau government to reverse course and end its war on plastic after the pandemic demonstrated just how important it is to our everyday lives.
Secure Mental health | July 22, 2021
The last year has made clear the mental health crisis we face. It’s time to make it clear that mental health is health, and to treat it properly. When we form government, I will support:
1. Boosting funding to the provinces for mental health care.
2. Providing incentives to employers to provide mental health coverage to employees.
3. Creating a nation-wide, three-digit suicide prevention hotline.
Troubling Investment by CPP Investment Board | July 21, 2021
“Securing Canada’s future means making difficult decisions, and standing up for what’s right on the world stage. This is not the type of investment that Canadians expect when CPP is taking a bite out of their paycheque.” Do you think this is right?
Last month, the Liberal government tried to cancel the implementation of a Conservative private Members bill passed by Parliament that would lower taxes on small business owners and farmers who pass their family business on to a family member.
Meeting with LaSalle Mayor, Marc Bondy | July 20, 2021
Fantastic meeting with Marc Bondy, Mayor of the Town of LaSalle yesterday morning, in Town of LaSalle. Excellent discussion on opportunities to bring tourism and economic development to the community. Mayor Bondy, along with LaSalle Council and Administration have a great vision for the Town of LaSalle and I will continue to support their endeavours at the Federal level.
Meeting with the Mayor of Lakeshore, Tom Bain | July 20, 2021
Yesterday, I had a great time meeting with Mayor Tom Bain of the Town of Lakeshore Flooding continues to be a serious issue in Lakeshore. Mayor Bain and I had important discussion about opportunities to address this serious problem. Many residents have difficulty getting flooding insurance. I will continue to advocate on your behalf for a resolution.
Chatting with Students | July 15, 2021
I dropped into the Summer Intern class to say hi to my colleague and guest speaker, James Cumming MP. I took a moment to encourage these college and university students in their service in the offices of the MPs and the ridings they represent. I am so very proud of them for their decision to learn more and be involved. The future of our country is dependent on these generations to carry the banner of the True North Strong and Free.