April 2024 News

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers | April 30, 2024

Had a fantastic meeting the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). This organization represents the entire engineering community, including professional engineers, engineering graduates and students who work or will work in several of the most strategic sectors of Ontario’s economy. I look forward to our ongoing conversations with OSPE as we develop ways in which we can strengthen Canada’s engineering sector, skilled trades sector, and continue to build more homes.

Planning for the future! | April 30, 2024


Excellent meeting with the CAO of the County of Essex.

Congratulations to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Essex Legion Branch 201 on their 80th Anniversary | April 28, 2024

National Day of Mourning | April 28, 2024

Today, on National Day of Mourning, we honor and remember those who have lost their lives or been injured on the job. Let’s work together to prioritize workplace safety and ensure that every Canadian returns home safely at the end of the day.

Plantscape | April 24, 2024

Another great meeting in Essex with a local family business that is making our landscaping beautiful and keeping our parking lots and sidewalks free from ice and snow in the winter!

The next generation continuing the investment in our communities and promoting our region. Liana, I look forward to seeing where your dynamic entrepreneurial spirit takes Plantscape Windsor!

Happy National Volunteer Week! | April 17, 2024

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the incredible volunteers across Windsor-Essex who generously give their time and energy to make a difference in their communities. Your dedication and passion are truly inspiring!

CRCA | April 16, 2024

Had a great meeting this week with Jim Facette from the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA). They represent roofing contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers in Canada. Housing has become so expensive in Canada because Trudeau is failing to build the homes that Canadians need. Under Trudeau, Canada is building fewer homes than we did in the 1970s when Canada had half the population, yet the Liberals continue to double down on their failed policies. I look forward to our ongoing conversations with the CRCA as we develop ways in which we can strengthen Canada’s skilled trades sector and continue to build more homes. Only Common Sense Conservatives have a plan to build the homes that Canadians need.

CIQS | April 15, 2024

Had an insightful meeting today with the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS). This organization currently represents over 2,000 national and industry professionals. Quantity surveyors are an integral part of our economy as they make sure the costs of large construction and infrastructure projects are accurately estimated based on initial requirements and project specs. I look forward to our continued conversations to help grow Canada’s skilled trades sector and our country’s infrastructure.

Jagmeet Singh Backpedals On Carbon Tax | April 14, 2024

If Jagmeet Singh no longer supports Justin Trudeau’s signature carbon tax, then he should stop propping up this tired Liberal Government and join with Common Sense Conservatives in calling for a carbon tax election.

Canadians need relief, not more taxes. Only Common Sense Conservatives will bring home lower prices by axing the tax on everything for everyone.

Lest we Forget | April 9, 2024


Today, we honor the brave souls who fought at Vimy Ridge, a pivotal moment in our history. Their courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Too Expensive | April 9, 2024

Statistics Canada confirmed that the federal governments inflationary spending and carbon tax is making life more expensive for everyone. As a direct result, Canada’s inflation rate has climbed, yet again. In fact, we’ve seen mortgage interest cost go up by over 25% and the price of gas up by 4.5%, coinciding with Trudeau’s April Fools’ carbon tax hike. Trudeau and the NDP just doesn’t understand that if you tax the farmers who produce the food, the truckers who ship the food, and the grocers who sell the food, you tax the family who buys the food. This applies to everything that Canadians buy or sell. The Bank of Canada will have to keep interest rates at or close to their current levels when millions of Canadians begin to renew their mortgages.

Stay tuned | April 8, 2024

Tomorrow at Infrastructure committee, Conservatives will push for answers on the failed Lake Erie Connector Project.

How did the Canada Infrastructure Bank spend almost a million dollars on a project that was later scrapped?

Once-in-a-lifetime experience | April 8, 2024

Today marks a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many in Essex County as we witness the solar eclipse! Our region is among the lucky few in southwestern Ontario to witness this rare event. Last seen in northern Ontario in 1979, and not expected to return until 2099, let’s cherish this awe-inspiring moment together! Enjoy the celestial show safely!

Highway #3 is reported to be very busy so please use caution when driving and getting around! Enjoy!

Housing Crisis Will Get Worse | April 5, 2024

Canada is building fewer homes than we did in the 1970s when we had half the population, making housing more expensive for everyone. Yesterday, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) confirmed that this problem is only getting worse. We have seen a 107% increase in the price of rent while down payments have also doubled. The CMHC predicts that “rents will rise and vacancy rates will fall,” as more people compete for less housing. This is why Pierre Poilievre introduced his Building Homes, Not Bureaucracy Act, to increase incentives to municipalities that build homes while punishing municipalities that continue to stand in the way of development with NIMBY policies. Only Common Sense Conservatives will bring the homes that Canadians can actually afford.

TriSon Farms | April 4, 2024

Chatted with Rick Mastronardi and Stephen Hrastovec about innovation, food security, and the carbon tax. Why is the Liberal-NDP coalition carbon-taxing the farmers who use carbon in their operation? Plants need carbon to grow!

Common sense Conservatives will axe the carbon tax, for everyone, everywhere, for good.

Many thanks | April 3, 2024

Thank you, Josette and Jennifer, for sharing about your battles with endometriosis. They shared how this disease drastically impacts their active participation in society and calls into question a lot of their dreams, like starting a family. Canada’s health care systems have failed to adequately provide the necessary support and treatment for people with endometriosis.

Thank you for an open and honest conversation but mostly, thank you for your willingness to be vulnerable.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office