January 2023 News

Our new team member Monica! | Jan 26, 2023


Great to have the newest member of our constituency team, Monica de La Cruz, at our staff conference in Ottawa. I know Monica will add some great skills and experience to an awesome team. Welcome Monica!

How much more will the NDP and Canadians support this government? | Jan 25, 2023

BREAKING: Justin Trudeau’s inflationary deficits give us an 8th consecutive interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada today. Canadians are now forced to pay the price for Liberal spending through more expensive mortgages, loans, and servicing of Trudeau’s debt.

The New Ojibway National Urban Park | Jan 24, 2023

Bill C-241 and the Ojibway National Urban Park will bring together lands to create an area of natural beauty for the people of Windsor- Essex to enjoy for generations to come. Thank you, Brian Masse for bringing this to the forefront. Also, thank you Brian for supporting my Bill C-241 a tax deduction for tradespersons who travel. It was a pleasure to be at such a positive press conference today giving a statement on this great initiative for our region that is now at 3rd reading in the House of Commons.

Thank you for coming | Jan 20, 2023


Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the New Year’s Levee! It was so good to discuss the important issues with so many of you!! Now I can go back up to Parliament more in tune with my constituents!

Starting now! | Jan 20, 2023


New Year’s Levee is open and I have started to meet people. We are here until 3 pm today. Don’t let the weather stop you. I want to hear from you. Come on down to 35 Victoria Ave. Essex: all are welcome!

Happy Birthday Helen! | Jan 20, 2023

When I heard it was Helen Capson’s birthday this week I knew I had to show my appreciation for her life so went to present her with a certificate. Helen has been a beacon of encouragement and positivity to me in my journey in politics but also in life in general.

Thank you, Helen, for your service and support. You are always fun to be around!

Civics Class | Jan 19, 2023

It was encouraging to be with two Grade 10 Civics classes at St Thomas of Villanova High School earlier today. I had chance to speak about the importance of being civically engaged and the purpose of getting involved in politics. Students can be leaders in whatever field they decide to pursue and by doing this they can help leave the world a better place than they found it! Great to be with the next generation and future leaders. Thank you to the students and teachers who welcomed me! I know many have exams next week. All the best and keep up the good work!

Mayors Breakfast | Jan 19, 2023


I had a wonderful morning at the Mayors breakfast at Colosanti’s alongside my colleague MP Epp CKL. It was a fantastic turnout. Thank you Mayor of Leamington and Warden of Essex, Hilda MacDonald, Kingsville Mayor Rogers, and Township of Pelee Mayor Miller for attending this event to share your vision and priorities for 2023 and beyond.

Reminder!! | Jan 19, 2023


Open to all…this Sunday! Drop in anytime between 1-3 pm.

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Meeting Minister Lumsden | Jan 18, 2023


Tonight it was a pleasure to meet and have great discussion with the the Honourable Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Thank you Minister for visiting Essex-Windsor and listening to our concerns and creating opportunities.

Talking with Kraft Heinz | Jan 18, 2023

One of the biggest food producers in Canada is Kraft Heinz. They produce $2 billion of food a year and are in need of many more workers across all of their sites. They are constantly looking for new talent in non-skilled, skilled and management positions but like so many companies at the moment find it difficult to recruit those they need. Let’s work at cutting red tape and training barriers to get the people we need into the jobs they need! Thank you to Matt Tiemstra for setting this meeting up and thank you to VP of Government Relations at Kraft Heinz, Av Maharaj, for the useful conversation.

Talking government in Gr. 5 | Jan 17, 2023

This afternoon I was with the grade 5’s at Lasalle Public School talking about the government system in Canada and the importance of service to our community. Students asked so many good questions about the issues facing our country and how the different levels of government work to solve problems. I encouraged the kids to work hard at the things they’re passionate about and never take no for an answer! What a great bunch of kids. Thank you to Andrea Longmuire for the invitation.

Promoting women in the trades | Jan 16, 2023

So good to meet with Women’s Enterprise Skills Training (WEST) in Windsor. They are doing a fantastic job providing training for women who want to get into the skilled trades. Thank you to Rose Anguiano Hurst and Gurpreet Chana for organizing and leading the time and thank you to the whole team for a great presentation and constructive discussion. I look forward to doing what we can to see more women in skilled trades jobs!!

Brave Control Solutions | Jan 16, 2023

Thank you Brave Control Solutions and Brent McPhail (CEO) for a great meeting.

I was impressed with the technology you are bringing together to build homes in new ways. Well done at working towards realizing your desire to meet a massive need in our world. The affordable housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges in our country at the moment so I look forward to more discussions on how we help the construction and technology sectors grow and develop in order to build homes!!

BASF in Windsor | Jan 16, 2023


Thank you to Jeff Kiedering, Director, and team at BASF on Wyandotte in Windsor for the tour, presentation, and discussion about creating paint for the car manufacturing sector. Thank you also for all the community groups you support and the employees you take care of from around our region! Well done and keep up the great work!

WETech Tour | Jan 16, 2023

Thank you to WETech CEO Yvonne Pilon, Colin Grimmond Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneur Network (SWOBEN), Wen Teoh, Epicentre, Sydney Thompson, Epicentre, and Adam Castle, WETech for a great introduction to what you do and how you are working together to promote and help new businesses across Windsor-Essex. I will always support the development of new businesses especially now we need more employers to create more jobs and WETech, Epicentre and SWOBEN are doing just that right here in our area. I look forward to connecting more with this great group of people in the future!

What is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? | Jan 15, 2023

Each January, the Alzheimer Society supports and leads Canada’s Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. During this month, the Society encourages organizations across Canada, and individuals like you, to learn more about dementia and its stark impact on Canadians.

More information can be found here.

Chris Lewis MP - Essex

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