January 2024 News

FPSC | Jan 31, 2024

It was great to meet with Kevin Elder from Food Processing Skills Canada (FPSC) today! We had a great conversation, gathered valuable information on what is going on in the food and beverage processing industry. We are always encouraging young people to explore the rewarding career opportunities that this industry has to offer.

GLFC | Jan 31, 2024

Thank you Greg McClinchey, Marc Gaden, and Tom Berry from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission for our meeting in Ottawa, Ontario this afternoon. I love hearing about the cooperation you are promoting between different federal, provincial, and state governments.

Making sure our Great Lakes are healthy and thriving is crucial for our environment and for our economy and especially important for the Essex region.

Meeting with IUOE | Jan 29, 2024

Had a productive meeting with Steve Schumann from the International Union of Engineers (IUOE) which represents nearly 60,000 members across Canada. We talked about many issues including the importance of encouraging young Canadians that pursuing a career in trades is a great career choice!

Today in Parliament: | Jan 26, 2024

Conservatives stand firm for Bill C-234! The Senate’s amendments won’t hold us back from supporting farmers and families. We’re fighting to pass it in its original form. The NDP and Bloc must stand with us for the sake of our agricultural community. We’re also pushing to axe the tax on everything, for everyone, for good. Stay tuned for updates!

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Family Day Weekend Celebration! | Jan 26, 2024

Lace up your skates and join me for a FREE Family Skate at the Atlas Tube Recreation Centre, 447 Renaud Line, Lakeshore, Ontario. Let’s come together to celebrate the spirit of Family Day!
🗓 Date: Sunday February 18th, 2024
🕒 Time: 2pm-330pm
Enjoy quality family time on the ice, make lasting memories, and embrace the joy of community. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Today is #BellLetsTalk Day! | Jan 24, 2024

On #BellLetsTalk Day, let’s stand together to break the silence surrounding mental health. Your story matters, your struggles are valid. Let’s keep the conversation open and supportive.

Together, we can make a difference. #MentalHealthAwareness #EndTheStigma

Gordie-Howe Update | Jan 22, 2024

Had a productive meeting today with Charl van Niekerk, CEO of the WDBA – Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority.

Got a brief update on the ongoing construction and the employment opportunities it brings to our community.

Thank you | Jan 21, 2024

To those who came out to my New Years Levee, your presence and engaging conversations made the day truly special. It was wonderful to connect, hear your thoughts, and discuss the issues that matter to our community. Your engagement is the driving force behind the work I do, and I’m grateful for your continued support.

Looking forward to more opportunities to connect and work together for the betterment of our community.

Affordable Housing | Jan 19, 2024

Always great meeting with the people who are actively working to address Canada’s housing crisis, especially here in Essex. Thank you, Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation (WECHC) for sharing the barriers and challenges that come with building affordable housing across Windsor and Essex county.

With experts like these, I am confident that only common-sense Conservatives will bring the solutions that Canadians need by bringing homes that they can actually afford.

Chaldean League of Windsor | Jan 19, 2024

I met with the Chaldean League of Windsor. Thank you for the great conversation! I always appreciate touching base with you and hearing about what is going on in your community, both here in Windsor and across the world.

Congratulations ERCA Conservation Award Winners! | Jan 18, 2024

Clayton Armstrong and Susan Iatonna – Conservation Farm Award
Darlene Marshall – John R. Park Homestead Award
Ben Margerison – Youth Award
Dr. John Hartig – Environmental Achievement Award
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority – Environmental Achievement
Nancy Roy – Dennis Chase Staff Award

ERCA’s 50th AGM | Jan 18, 2024


ERCA, congratulations and thank you for 50 years of keeping our region sustainable and healthy living for all!

Talking about youth | Jan 18, 2024

A great meeting, today, with Carolyn Warkentin discussing First Work, Ontario Youth Employment Network, Building Canada through our youth is one of my priorities!

Talking with GFO | Jan 18, 2024


It is always an honour to address the Grain Farmers of Ontario and acknowledge the important role they play in feeding us all!

BREAKING | Jan 16, 2024


Inflation in Canada is up again to 3.4%


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Great start to the week! | Jan 15, 2024

Met this morning with Essex Mayor Sherry Bondy and CAO Doug Sweet. I appreciate the regular check in with our local officials. It is good to hear both the future plans and the current challenges that face our Municipal and County governments and to see where the Federal Government programs fit into the solutions.

Thank you for an informative and productive meeting!

Please join me and my team for our New Year’s Levee! | Jan 13, 2024

When: Sunday January 21, 2024 @ 1pm – 3pm

Where: Essex Constituency Office, 35 Victoria Ave, Essex, ON

Firefighter Cancer Awareness Month in Canada! | Jan 11, 2024


Let’s raise awareness about the cancers associated with firefighting and support our heroic first-responders. Together, we can take action to prevent these cancers and protect those who protect us!

Common Sense Conservative Accomplishments of 2023 | Jan 1, 2024


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Happy New Year!!! | Jan 1, 2024


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Chris Lewis MP - Essex

Constituency Office

Ottawa Office