October 2022 News

Mining Minerals | Oct 28, 2022

Thank you to BASF CFO for North America, Nijaruna Niranjan, and Eva Musso, BASF Government Relations, for an excellent meeting today on the need for more mining of minerals in Canada and globally and the need for more refineries for those minerals. Canada is rich in minerals and we need to be taking advantage of those deposits more than ever as we develop our battery production. We also need to be training and re-training workers to fill the gap in this new segment of the industry. Thank you BASF for how you have been investing in Canada and hopefully, that will only continue.

Speaking at the NAAC Conference | Oct 27, 2022

It was an honour to speak at the National Association of Career Colleges Conference this week. They are doing an awesome job at encouraging their member colleges to do what they do best: train the next generation of young people. Well done National Association of Career Colleges!

Watch here.

Windsor’s New Subaru Dealership | Oct 23, 2022

Thank you to Chris Leavens, Dealer Principal, at the new Subaru dealership in Windsor for your invitation to the grand opening on Thursday night last week.

I welcome new business to our area and with it, new jobs! Well done to all for a great evening!

Discussing Bill C-231 | Oct 18, 2022


I was grateful to Craig Jalbert, 3M Canada Company, and Derek Suen, Dorman Products Inc. from the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA) for their discussion today about the Right to Repair Bill (Bill C-231) going through the House of Commons and the need for training the next generation of skilled trade workers in automotive aftermarket repairs.

The next election should be easier to decide… | Oct 17, 2022


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Meeting with the CREA | Oct 17, 2022


Building homes will be essential for Windsor-Essex as we receive more and more people for jobs that will be created with the battery manufacturing plant and spin-off manufacturers. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) desire to make sure our region has the housing we need. Even though CREA represents those businesses that sell homes our discussion centered around encouraging the construction of homes and the removal of barriers for builders and developers.

Challenges in the Auto Sector | Oct 17, 2022

Thank you, Brian Kingston from Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers’ Association, (CVMA) for stopping by my office in Ottawa to discuss challenges to the auto sector. Today I heard about some of the possible solutions to current issues. We discussed our support for the development of Canadian mineral mining for EV battery manufacturing, better planning for the transition to EVs, and generally helping vehicles sales to grow in the coming years.

Always good to talk with CVMA! Keep up the good work, Brian!

Small Business Week | Oct 16, 2022


The economic has brought new challenges for Canadian entrepreneurs. High on the list are inflation, worker shortages and supply chain challenges.  It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.

Support local small business!

Serving as Shadow Minister for Labour | Oct 13, 2022

It is an absolute honour to have been asked by our new leader Pierre Poilievre to continue to serve as Shadow Minister for Labour. 

I will continue to be responsible for holding the government to account and for developing and disseminating the party’s policy positions.

Passport Clinic in Essex | Oct 12, 2022

People are flocking to the Passport Clinic happening today at my office in Essex!! Thank you to Service Canada for setting up here with us to process all these passport applications. Way better than travelling into Windsor if you’re from the County!! Service Canada will be here from 10:00 am – 3:00pm today at 35 Victoria Avenue, Unit 7B, Essex, so there is still time to hand in your application!

Full information here.

Meeting Vice President Lai | Oct 11, 2022

It was wonderful to meet Vice President Lai as part of our Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group visit program. Canada and Taiwan have many shared interests in cultural exchanges and trade, and we hope to see more of these opportunities open up, especially after we start recovering from the pandemic and lifting quarantine measures

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Attending Taiwan’s 111th National Celebration | Oct 10, 2022

The Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group Delegation is happy to take part in the 111th National Day Celebration of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Happy Thanksgiving | Oct 8, 2022

Have a beautiful and Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!! May this holiday season bring you many joys and celebrations with your loved ones.

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We’re hosting a passport clinic! | Oct 6, 2022


Come to our office on October 12, 2022 for passport help.

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Breast Cancer Awareness | Oct 5, 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while we celebrate the remarkable progress that has been made against breast cancer, it is still true that 1 in 8 women in Canada are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Trudeau’s scheduled tax hikes | Oct 5, 2022

This Liberal/NDP Coalition is raising your taxes to pay for out-of-control spending.
Cap government spending and put an end to inflation!

Meeting with POLO in Leamington | Oct 5, 2022

The Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO)- Toronto which is the Labor section of the Philippine Consulate-General hosted an information and services caravan for Filipino Migrant Workers in Leamington, Ontario last weekend at the Nature Fresh Farms Recreation Center. I enjoyed meeting several in the Filipino community in our area and the head of the Consulate-General for the Philippines in Toronto Consul General Orontes V. Castro.

Conservative Crew studying the impact of the ArriveCan App | Oct 4, 2022

In International Trade Committee today, I had three other MPs from border town ridings present to study ArriveCan: Tony Baldinelli (Niagra Falls), Marilyn Gladu (Sarnia-Lambton), and Lianne Rood (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex).

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National Seniors’ Day! | Oct 1, 2022


If you want to bring out the best in yourself while keeping stress at bay, connect with a Senior Citizen; they have this magic.

Happy Senior Citizens Day to all the seniors.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

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Ottawa Office