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!
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.
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.
Discussing 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!
Lewis, who represents the Ontario riding of Essex, said the automotive industry in Ontario is struggling with a shortage of some electronic goods produced in Taiwan. While visiting the country, he said, he spoke to manufacturers directly to ask for increased supplies.
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!
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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Meeting with POLO in Leamington | Oct 5, 2022
See below my question from Question Period today. Putting pressure on government to cut planned tax increases. Mr. Speaker: will the Liberal government do the right thing and decide to cancel their plans to triple, triple, triple taxes on gas, groceries and home heating?
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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Thank you to Vancouver Airport Authority, Trevor Boudreau, Manager of Government Relations, Tourism Industry Association of Canada, Beth Potter, President and Chief Executive Officer & City of Niagara Falls Mayor, Jim Diodati, for answering my questions today at Intentional Trade Committee.