January 2022 News
Congratulations!! | Jan 31, 2022
Team moves closer to 1st World Cup since 1986.
Meeting with Trucker Associations | Jan 28, 2022
Please Email me | Jan 28, 2022
Hearing from Food and Beverage Canada | Jan 21, 2022
Thank you to Food and Beverage Canada for meeting with me to share some big picture answers to some of the issues facing food and beverage processing in Canada. We are all smiling at the end of the conversation but I can assure you the main content was very serious. I do hope that the government will listen to some of these very reasonable proposals! On the call with us was Kathleen Sullivan, Chris Conway and Rosemary Maclellan.
Hydroponics Tour | Jan 19, 2022
Our last stop on our tour of Essex with Philip Lawrence, Shadow Minister for FedDev, today was at Great Northern Hydroponics (GNH) where they are gearing up to begin producing some new crops in their gigantic greenhouses. They are a beneficiary of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFW) and employ well over 100 TFWs. Thank you, President, Guido van het Hof for all the insight into the greenhouse business. I look forward to tasting some of the new produce when it gets to the grocery store shelves!!!
Local Small Businesses in Essex | Jan 19, 2022
Thank you to Diane Malenfan for all you and your office does at Community Futures Development Corporation as you help fund local small businesses in Essex.
In this season your service is so needed! Also, thank you to Philip Lawrence for accompanying me and your contribution to our great discussion.
Innovating Manufacturing | Jan 19, 2022
STI Solutions is an innovative manufacturing company looking to save on waste and expand capacity.
Thank you for communicating your vision with myself and Philip Lawrence today! I admire the excellent work you are doing with what you have during a difficult season. Well done President, Stephen Veres!
Morterm Ltd. | Jan 19, 2022
Thank you to Tony De Thomasis President & CEO of Morterm Ltd. for your time today showing myself and Shadow Minister Philip Lawrence around the Port, storage, and Essex Terminal Railway / Morterm.
We look forward to a successful expansion of your operations here helping to create more capacity for our supply chain in Windsor-Essex!!
Town Hall! | Jan 18, 2022
Thank you to Philip Lawrence, Shadow Minister for Federal Economic Development Agency for Eastern, Central and Southern Ontario who answered questions with me this evening at our Virtual Townhall.
We had some excellent questions on a wide variety of topics and it was great to connect with those who attended. Thank you to all who jumped on!
Hearing about issues at our border | Jan 18, 2022
Thank you to Ken Turner, Vice Chairman of the Union that oversees the CBSA workers, and Scott Aitchison, MP and Shadow Minister for Labour, for meeting this afternoon about issues arising at the Canada-US border.
I look forward to further meetings, open dialogue, and hopefully solutions to the many problems the CBSA officers and staff are experiencing.
Mental Health Help | Jan 17, 2022
Mental Health issues have so clearly increased during the pandemic and the Canadian Mental Health Association – Windsor -Essex County have been going above and beyond their normal capacity to help those in need.
Thank you to Kim Willis, Sonja Grbevski and Claudia den Boer at the CMHA for a constructive and eye-opening meeting about Mental Health in our area and well done, and thank you, to the whole team at CMHA for all you do!!
Ottawa, ON – Michelle Ferreri, Conservative Shadow Minister for Tourism, and Bernard Généreux, Deputy Shadow Minister for Tourism, issued the following statement in response to the exclusion of Independent Travel Agents from federal tourism reliefs aimed at helping the sector weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
Legault’s financial penalties | Jan 13, 2022
On Tuesday, Quebec Premier François Legault announced the province will apply a financial penalty for residents who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for non-medical reasons. Almost two years into the pandemic, it is clear that specific measures at the provincial level are only being introduced because of Justin Trudeau’s failures on COVID-19. As was said last week, Conservatives want an end to restrictions on freedom and the ongoing impacts to the mental health and well-being of Canadians.
Hearing from ONSP | Jan 12, 2022
Had a great time meeting with Danielle Findlay of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program – Windsor-Essex (ONSP). OSNP is asking a tough question to the Liberal government about where the $1 billion funding is they promised for healthy school meals back in their election platform. Danielle highlighted the need for healthy nutritious meals for our student population. Healthy school food programs are known to improve students’ diets, mental and physical health, school performance, attendance, and social cohesion. It is interesting that Canada is the only G7 nation that does not have a National School Food Program.
Ottawa, ON – Matt Jeneroux, Conservative Shadow Minister for Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, today sent the letter below to the Liberal Housing Minister calling on him to halt all future plans to study a tax on homes and to reject the government-funded study to tax Canadians’ homes.
The ETR | Jan 11, 2022
Thank you to Tony De Thomasis, director of corporate development, for your time explaining to me the work you do at The Essex Terminal Railway / Morterm. I am excited that Windsor-Essex has such a key role in international trade. The combination of the Port, the Bridge, Trucks and the Railway coming together makes our region such a big part of the Trade Corridor. I look forward to engaging with the ETR, Morterm and the Port Authority more in the coming months so we can secure partners and grow our economy!!
Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole says his MPs are moving to hold an emergency meeting of the House of Commons Health Committee to examine what he called “critical gaps” in the federal government’s ability to manage COVID-19’s continued spread.
Trudeau Failed | Jan 4, 2022
Several provinces have reimposed lockdown restrictions including shutdown of indoor dining, curfews, and reinstituting online learning for K-12 students. Continued sweeping shutdowns will not fix the underlying problem of lack of surge resources in Canada’s healthcare system. That’s why in the last election, we promised a collaborative approach to building provincial healthcare capacity as part of a historic $60 billion increase to healthcare transfers. The federal government must stop continuing to spend money on band aid solutions to enable shutdowns instead of fixing the root of the problem.