July 2021 News

Have a great Civic Holiday Weekend Everyone! | July 31, 2021

Have a great weekend everyone! I hope the Civic Holiday weekend sets up a good start to the month of August for all of you.

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!

Shout Out to Richmond 67 | July 28, 2021

Thank you Richmond 67 for making me look good! Always happy to support local business. Keep up the great work and service!

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?

Throw Back Thursday | July 22, 2021

In June of 2019, I was canvassing in Belle River with my crew!

Looks like we may be out canvassing again soon!

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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?

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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.

Throw Back Thursday | July 15, 2021

My Throw Back Thursday photo for this week! On the campaign trail back in March of 2019 meeting with a great group of our local hunters

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The Chop Shop in Kingsville | July 13, 2021

I’m looking back to Saturday when it was still sunny and I dropped by The Chop Shop in the Town of Kingsville to prep for a barbecue. Thank you to Ty and his amazing team. I can’t wait for another day of barbecuing weather. Shop local!!!

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Groceries and Housing Go Up | July 13, 2021

9/10 Canadians say they are paying more for groceries, gas and shelter.

Have you experienced this in your household? And if so, what do you believe would be the main reason for this?

Dinner at Vernon’s | July 8, 2021

Dinner out. In spite of the dreary weather, yesterday, it was good to get out and enjoy great food on the patio at Vernon’s Tap & Grill in Kingsville!

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Surprise Meeting | July 7, 2021

It never ceases to amaze and bless me who can show up knocking at my constituency office front door. I had the incredible opportunity to meet with Dolph this afternoon, a wonderful visit with a truly remarkable gentleman. Dolph has such an amazing life story; his experiences blew my mind, and he can make a moose call like nobody’s business. Thank you so much for stopping in, Dolph, and for adding so much character to Essex County.

Mary Simon to be Governor General | July 7, 2021

I would like to take a moment to congratulate Inuit Leader, Mary Simon, on her appointment as Canada’s 30th Governor General.  Mary Simon is the first Indigenous person in this country to be named Governor General. She brings a breadth of experience to this role. The hope is that her appointment will, in her own words, be “an important step forward on the long path towards reconciliation.

Happy Canada Day!| July 1, 2021

Happy Canada Day Everybody

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