“How are the next generations going to be able to start a family, have a car and afford a house? What could have been done differently in this budget to look to the future?” I asked this question to MP Ziad Aboultaif yesterday during debate in the House.
Today I joined the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology in their study of “Economic Recovery from COVID-19.” Watch the clip for more details on Harper’s negotiations in 2010 and on the expected impact of Line 5’s closure.
The governor of Michigan has issued a notice ordering Enbridge Inc. to shut down Line 5 by May 12, after terminating the easement for the pipeline. Enbridge Line 5 has indicated it will operate Line 5 legally unless ordered to do so by a court order.
Last month, the job numbers are a massive letdown for more than 200,000 Canadians who lost their jobs as a result of the NDP’s support for Justin Trudeau and the Liberal agenda. Retail (-84,000); accommodation and food services (-59,000); and information, culture and recreation (-26,000).
Thank you to the over 12,000 travel agents across Canada. You have been some of the hardest hit businesses in our country. I think I speak for all of us when I say that I cannot wait to get traveling again. We need the government to stick up for you!
I am always willing to meet with unions that represent those in the skilled trades in my riding. Today Chris Sutton was extremely helpful in explaining current challenges to the members of Millwright Local 1244.
Today I tabled a petition signed by local business owners and their workers calling for clarity and certainty at the Canada-US border. Contracts and well-paying jobs are being lost due to the Liberal Government’s inaction.
Travel Advisors have not qualified for any of the Liberal’s supposed “one size fits all” business support programs. As Judy put it, “How much longer can we hang on with no revenue from our businesses and no sector specific aid from our government?”
One witness was dismissive of my Covid-related questions, saying “if you can find [four people who skipped quarantine for the fine] I would be amazed.” So far CTV is reporting over 400… I look forward to considering the testimony of all the witnesses
What Conservatives Accomplished over Last Week | Apr 27, 2021
Kept Liberals accountable for failure to secure vaccines, pushed back against defecit spending in the 2021 budget, called for a securing of our borders with the new Indian variant and passed Conservative Kevin Waugh’s Bill C-218.
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CBSA Agents and Staff Will Now Be Receiving Vaccines | Apr 21, 2021
After meeting with CBSA Union President this past week, I raised this urgent matter in the House of Commons. Today the Public Safety Minister announced that the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will be vaccinating local Canada Border Services Agency Officers and Staff. These essential workers are getting the long overdue protection they deserve.
Happy Birthday Allison| Apr 21, 2021
Wishing my beautiful wife, my friend and mother of my children a VERY Happy Birthday. Although I must say she is typically confused by many as my daughter. Allison continues to be my rock in my passion to serve Essex. She truly is my strength and deserves to be celebrated. One day we will get away (and you’ll have my undivided attention!) once again.
Thanks my love! Happy Birthday.
I recently met with the CBSA Union President. The 540 workers they represent have not been given access to the vaccine. An outbreak would jeopardize their health, and a closure of the border would jeopardize our already fragile supply chain.
Liberal 2021 Budget Released| Apr 20, 2021
Yesterday, Chris made 131 calls to constituents on a range of issues! The Liberals introduced their first budget in two years, lots of money out the door from the pockets of hard-working Canadians. Chris will give his take on the Budget over the coming days, but today he wants to hear from you.
National Wildlife Week honours Jack Miner for his pioneer work in wildlife conservation. Miner’s achievements as a world-renowned pioneer for wildlife conservation, are featured in the April edition of the Canadian Geographic. Chris and Tim Dobson, the current Director of the Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation are both quoted in the article.
The facts on the ground don’t warrant Windsor’s inclusion.” Thankfully, NavCanada made the right decision. What’s missing from an otherwise great article from the Windsor Star is an even passing mention of the efforts of Essex MP, Chris Lewis.
Friday evening MP Shannon Stubbs, Official Opposition Shadow Minister Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, joined me in addressing the concerns of local legal gun owners and sport shooters, including airsoft and paintball enthusiasts.
Chris’ hard work on the border is paying off. The cross-border commerce issue finally made it onto the Government’s radar. Chris questioned the Minister of Foreign Affairs when he appeared before CAAM today. Here’s a highlight from their exchange. (see video below)
The Government of Ontario has deemed the manufacturing and assembly sectors essential service. Business owners, their employees and customers, that hold a valid visa, must not be quarantined or pay hefty fines at the border, as a cost of doing business.