Irek Kusmierczyk
Irek Kusmierczyk
Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh
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May 22, 2024
Visiring RAEON with MP Duguid
Windsor is home to an innovation gem in RAEON - the Real Time Aquatic Ecosystem Observation Network that uses autonomous subs and buoys to track…
May 21, 2024
Touring GLIER with MP Duguid
It is vital we protect our Great Lakes.   Proud to host MP Terry Duguid, Special Advisor to PM Justin Trudeau on Water, for a…
May 19, 2024
Sikh Community Khalsa Day Parade
Wonderful to join our Sikh Community for the annual Khalsa Day parade, a celebration of community, prayer, generosity, and the harvest. Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa,…
May 15, 2024
Investing in Free Wi-Fi in 21 Public Spaces
Today, we announced free public Wi-Fi in 21 parks and public spaces in Lakeshore and across Essex County, thanks to the teamwork of Connecting Windsor-Essex,…
May 14, 2024
Meeting with Windsor International Airport CEO
Three years ago, YQG | Windsor International Airport CEO Mark Galvin and I worked closely together to save the airport towers. Yesterday, we met to…
May 13, 2024
Pakistani Community Eid Family Dinner
Wonderful celebration of family and community at the Eid Family Dinner with the Pakistani community. Singing. Theatre. Youth volunteer awards. Did I mention the amazing…
May 12, 2024
Throwing the First Pitch: New Miracle League Season
I had an amazing day throwing the first pitch on the new Miracle League season! So much joy all around. As we approach National AccessAbilityWeek,…
May 3, 2024
Raising the Flag of Poland on Parliament Hill
Today, Parliamentarians from all stripes stood together to raise the Flag of Poland on Parliament Hill for the first time to celebrate Canada’s inaugural Polish…
May 1, 2024
Launching a Modernized Housing Design Catalogue
We are launching a modernized housing design catalogue to get more homes built faster. This will standardize up to 50 cost-effective and liveable home blueprints…
May 1, 2024
Celebrating Ojibway National Urban Park with the Friends of Ojibway Prairie
Wonderful to host the Friends Of Ojibway Prairie on Parliament Hill to celebrate the inclusion of Ojibway National Urban Park in #Budget2024! Local champions, including…
May 1, 2024
Canada's First-Ever Polish Heritage Month
Today marks the beginning of Canada’s first-ever Polish Heritage Month. Let’s celebrate the rich culture and history of the 1.2 million Polish Canadians who have…
May 1, 2024
Polish Heritage Month - Dan MacDonald Show
Great joining Dan MacDonald on AM800 CKLW this morning to chat about the beginning of Polish Heritage Month across Canada!
May 1, 2024
Letter from PM Trudeau - Polish Heritage Month
Special thank you to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for commemorating Canada’s first Polish Heritage Month.
April 30, 2024
Smile Cookies Supporting Local Organizations
Smile cookies are on sale at Tim Hortons until Sunday, May 5th! 100% of proceeds will go to the Ontario Student Nutrition Program and The…
April 29, 2024
Roundtable with Minister Anita Anand and Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce
Thrilled to welcome Minister Anita Anand to #WindsorEssex! Excellent roundtable with Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce discussing #Budget2024 and how we can expand opportunity through…
April 28, 2024
Tree Planting with Essex Region Conservation
Even the rain couldn’t stop #TeamIrek from joining neighbours and friends at Essex Region Conservation to plant 2,000 trees along the Ganatchio Trail in #WindsorTecumseh. …
April 27, 2024
Run For Windsor
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is organizing a Run for Windsor in support of Windsor Regional Hospital! You can register online at runforwindsor.ca or on-site at…
April 26, 2024
Meeting with Lakeshore Mayor Tracey Bailey
Terrific meeting with Lakeshore Mayor Tracey Bailey to talk about investment, infrastructure, and housing in our federal Budget 2024. Thank you to Erin and Karen…
April 25, 2024
OFFICIAL: Canada lands the largest auto investment in North American history!
OFFICIAL: Canada lands the largest auto investment in North American history! Honda will invest $15 billion to build Canada’s first comprehensive EV battery supply chain…
April 25, 2024
Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Dove Pin Campaign
The annual Hospice of Windsor and Essex County dove pin campaign kicks off tomorrow! Volunteers will be accepting donations for this amazing cause at 30…
April 24, 2024
Armenian Genocide Memorial Day
Today, we solemnly remember the one-and-a-half million innocent Armenians who were systematically murdered by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923. Together we pay tribute…
April 24, 2024
Investing in Young Entrepreneurs
Proud to deliver $60 million for young entrepreneurs with House Leader Steven MacKinnon. Entrepreneurship, innovation, building things is in our DNA in Windsor-Essex. Thank you…
April 22, 2024
Removing GST on Construction of New Student Residencies
Building more student residences will take pressure off the housing market & open up more affordable supply! That’s why we are removing GST on the…
April 22, 2024
Earth Day Tree Planting with Lakeview Montessori students and Mayor McNamara
Happy Earth Day! Awesome joining Lakeview Montessori students and Mayor McNamara at Lakewood Park to plant 100 new trees. Special thank you to the Town…
April 17, 2024
Discussing Budget 2024 with AM800 CKLW
Awesome chatting with Dan MacDonald at AM800 CKLW this morning to break down #Budget2024 - including: The most ambitious housing plan in Canadian history Creating…
April 17, 2024
$36 Million in Federal Funding to Create Ojibway National Urban Park
OFFICIAL: Our Liberal Budget 2024 will deliver $36 million to Parks Canada to create Ojibway National Urban Park!   Congratulations to Caldwell & Walpole Island…
April 15, 2024
First Quarterly Canada Carbon Rebate Payment Lands
The Canada Carbon Rebate is real.   Today, your first quarterly payment lands. For families of four, that's $1120 each year.   Smoke from forest…
April 13, 2024
Our Plan: Unlocking 3.9 Million Homes by 2031
BREAKING: Our housing plan will unlock 3.9 million new homes across Canada by 2031 - focussing on 3 areas: Building more homes Making it easier…
April 11, 2024
Doubling Tax Credits for Volunteer Firefighters and Search & Rescue
OFFICIAL: Our Liberal government is doubling the volunteer firefighters and search & rescue volunteers tax credit from $3,000 to $6,000. They play a vital role…
April 9, 2024
Boosting Defence Spending
We are boosting defence spending to keep Canada & our allies safe.   This includes additional spending for new aircraft, weapons, helicopters & support for…
April 9, 2024
Launching a $500M Fund for Youth Mental Health
We are launching a $500 million Youth Mental Health Fund in #Budget2024 to help community mental health organizations deliver care to youth.   This will…
April 7, 2024
Community Tax Clinic
Special thank you to the incredible volunteers who assisted #WindsorTecumseh residents at our free community tax clinic in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency. 
April 5, 2024
Delivering Billions to Create More Affordable Housing
We need strong & serious partnerships to build more homes like never before across Canada.   That’s why we are putting billions on the table…
April 4, 2024
Launching the $1.5 Billion Canada Rental Protection Fund
Affordable units must be protected, but far too often they are under threat of being demolished or sold to speculators. That’s why we are launching…
April 3, 2024
Launching Canada Builds
We are launching Canada Builds & unlocking housing right across the country, including: A $15 billion top-up to the Apartment Construction Loan Program Reforming the…
April 2, 2024
Launching a $6 Billion Housing Infrastructure Fund
NEW: Our federal government is putting $6 billion on the table to accelerate the construction of housing infrastructure!   $5B will go to provinces &…
April 1, 2024
Launching a National School Food Program
OFFICIAL: Our federal government is investing $1 billion in a National School Food Program! Ensures no child in Canada has to learn on an empty…
March 28, 2024
Expanding Access to Affordable Childcare
Joined Minister Arif Virani to announce we are expanding access to affordable childcare spaces across Canada: $1 billion in low-cost loans for providers to expand…
March 27, 2024
New Measures to Improve Fairness for Renters
Today, we announced new measures to improve fairness for renters & remove barriers to home ownership, including: Making sure renters get credit for on-time rent…
March 25, 2024
Caldwell First Nation & Parks Canada Sign Historic Agreement
A truly historic day: Caldwell First Nation and Parks Canada signed an agreement to work toward shared governance of Ojibway National Urban Park!   Together,…
March 25, 2024
Joining Unifor Local 240 GreenShield Workers on the Picket Line
One day longer, one day stronger! I joined Unifor Local 240 GreenShield workers on the picket line to stand in solidarity with them as they…
March 21, 2024
Canada Carbon Rebate: Giving You More Money Back
A family of four in #WindsorTecumseh will receive $1,120 this year through the Canada Carbon Rebate.   That is money in the bank, with 8…
March 20, 2024
Official: Canada Child Benefit Payments Land
Moms and Dads in #WindsorTecumseh are receiving Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payments today!   A key part of our plan to reduce child poverty by…
March 20, 2024
Federal Housing Accelerator Fund: Bringing Mayors Together to Build More Homes
The Federal Housing Accelerator Fund is bringing together Mayors from all stripes to build more homes in Canada.   Patrick Brown (Conservative): $114M for Brampton…
March 19, 2024
My Statement: Middle East Motion
In October 2023 - I joined Members of Parliament calling for a ceasefire in the Middle East. Yesterday, I joined 203 MPs who voted YES…
March 14, 2024
Meeting With PM Justin Trudeau and Life After Fifty
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and I had the great privilege of meeting with local seniors at Life After Fifty today!   Seniors built our community…
March 14, 2024
Meeting the Workers Building the Windsor NextStar Energy Battery Plant
Thrilled to introduce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the incredible workers building the Windsor NextStar Energy Battery Plant!   Our Liberal government is revitalizing #WindsorEssex…
March 12, 2024
Meeting with Minister Rechie Valdez & Windsor-Essex's Filipino community
I am proud to introduce Canada's first Filipina MP, Minister Rechie Valdez, to our beautiful and vibrant Filipino community here in Windsor-Essex!    Thank you…
March 12, 2024
Meeting with Minister Rechie Valdez and Windsor Chamber of Commerce & Partners
Excellent conversation with Minister Rechie Valdez, Windsor Chamber of Commerce and partners at Yemeni Corner Coffee House on how our federal government can further support…
March 12, 2024
Meeting with Minister Valdez and Students & Staff at St. Clair College
Awesome meeting with Minister Rechie Valdez and the talented student entrepreneurs & staff at St. Clair College!   Great discussions on how we can build…
March 12, 2024
Roundtable with Minister Rechie Valdez and Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network
Minister Rechie Valdez and I joined Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network members for an insightful roundtable discussion.   We’ll always support local entrepreneurs & business…
March 9, 2024
Pakistan Day Flag Raising
Wonderful packed house at City Hall to raise the flag in celebration of Pakistan Day!   There was singing and words of gratitude celebrating the…
March 6, 2024
Roundtable at Unifor Local 444
A tremendous honour to welcome Trade Minister Mary Ng & Canadian Ambassador to the United States Kirsten Hillman to Unifor Local 444 for an excellent discussion…
March 5, 2024
New Product at Windsor Assembly Plant
The new electric Dodge Charger is going to be built right here in Windsor-Essex by Unifor Local 444 Windsor Assembly Plant workers! Thanks to strong…
February 29, 2024
Introducing First Phase of National Pharmacare
OFFICIAL: Our Liberal government has introduced legislation to deliver the 1st phase of National Universal Pharmacare!   Creating a stronger healthcare system means providing access…
February 28, 2024
Banning Replacement Workers
Workers deserve free and fair collective bargaining.   That’s why our Liberal government introduced Bill C-58 to ban replacement workers.   This key legislation moved…
February 27, 2024
Delivering A Canada Dental Care Plan
Did you know over 1 million Canadians have registered for the Canada Dental Care Plan?    Seniors over the age of 72 are now receiving…
February 26, 2024
Investing in Automobility
Our Liberal government delivered the historic battery plant and 2,500 jobs for Windsor - and we continue to build on the momentum with an $8…
February 24, 2024
Parliamentarians Standing with Ukraine
I was proud to join parliamentarians standing in solidarity with Ukraine to mark the second anniversary of the Ukrainian people's heroic fight against Russia's brutal…
February 24, 2024
Standing With Ukraine
Proud to join a packed Ukrainian Hall to show our flame of solidarity burns strong on this the 2nd anniversary of Russia's criminal attack on…
February 22, 2024
Open Doors Partnership with Workforce WindsorEssex
Thrilled to announce a $74,000 federal “Open Doors” partnership with Workforce WindsorEssex at F. J. Brennan Catholic High School this morning!   This investment will…
February 22, 2024
$3.1B to Help Ontario Shorten ER Waits & Hire Health Workers
Proud our federal Liberal government delivered $3.1 billion to help Ontario hire more doctors, nurses, PSWs to shorten ER wait times and surgery backlogs.  …
February 21, 2024
Investing $3.1 Billion to Improve Ontario Public Health Care
ICYMI: We are investing $3.1 billion to improve public health care across Ontario, including: Hiring hundreds of doctors 600 nurse practitioners 3000 registered nurses  …
February 20, 2024
Official: Canada's Inflation Rate Falls to 2.9%
Canada's inflation rate tumbles to 2.9 percent. More work ahead, and Liberals will continue to push grocery and tech giants to bring costs down.  …
February 19, 2024
Family Day with Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex
Welcome home! Fantastic way to spend Family Day with the amazing volunteers at Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex turning over the keys to two beautiful families…
February 10, 2024
Gordie Howe First International Bridge to Join Trans Canada Trail
Exciting announcement today!   Our federal government is proud to support the connection of Gordie Howe International Bridge to the Trans Canada Trail.   This…
February 9, 2024
Picket Line with Unifor Local 195 Workers
Joined Unifor Local 195 workers on the picket line today at Jamieson. Proud to stand in solidarity as they fight for a fair contract.
August 17, 2023
Meeting with Lankor Horizons
Building more housing is critical. Our government was first to step up in 2017 with a massive $80 billion National Housing Strategy, but we also…
August 15, 2023
Happy India Independence Day!
Happy India Independence Day to Indo-Canadians in Windsor-Tecumseh and across Canada who are celebrating Together, let’s recognize the remarkable contributions Indo-Canadians have made to our…
August 14, 2023
Happy Pakistan Independence Day!
Wishing everyone in our community marking Pakistan Independance Day a joyful celebration! Windsor-Tecumseh is home to a vibrant Pakistani Canadian population - further strengthening our…
August 13, 2023
Celebrating Windsor Pride Fest
WOW! Team Irek was overwhelmed with positive energy this morning as we marched at the annual Windsor-Essex Pride Fest parade along Ottawa Street. Thank you…
August 12, 2023
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award Ceremony
Thrilled to present Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Community Hero Awards to four incredible #WindsorTecumseh residents who have gone above and beyond for our community:…
August 11, 2023
Visiting Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex
The young people working at Alzheimer Society of Windsor Essex County are brilliant and compassionate - and I loved meeting with them to talk about…
August 11, 2023
Congartulations to Windsor Law Dean, Reem Bahdi
PROUD that our very own Windsor Law Dean Reem Bahdi has been appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the Independent Advisory Board working to…
August 11, 2023
Downtown Windsor Community Safety Meeting
Appreciate the chance to join Councillors Renaldo Agostino, Kieran McKenzie and community partners working together to address downtown community safety. I listened and learned a…
August 11, 2023
Meeting with Essex County Chinese Canadian Association at Red Sail
It was wonderful sharing a meal at Red Sail with the Essex County Chinese Canadian Association. Excellent discussion on our Liberal government’s work on seniors,…
August 10, 2023
Our Work to Build an Ojibway National Urban Park
Together, we are building an Ojibway National Urban Park. Check out the extensive groundwork our Liberal government has put into bringing this once-in-a-generation project closer…
August 9, 2023
A Visit to Bike Windsor-Essex
Awesome meeting the young people working Bike Windsor Essex learning new skills through our Canada Summer Jobs! 
August 9, 2023
Connecting with Tecumseh Residents
Great morning connecting with Town of Tecumseh residents at their doorstep! Plenty of excitement surrounding our historic battery plant investment and Windsor-Essex roaring back! Plus…
August 8, 2023
$2.3 Million Investment empowering women to build careers in skilled trades
Proud to announce $2.3 million for Build a Dream to empower more young women in Windsor-Essex to start & build their careers in the skilled…
August 8, 2023
Launching the Recognized Employer Pilot Program
Today, I was thrilled to announce the launch of a Recognized Employer Pilot that will support our growing agricultural sector in Windsor-Essex.   The 3-year…
August 7, 2023
Celebrating Emancipation Day
Fantastic to meet director Preston Chase and watch his documentary Mr. Emancipation - the story of Walter Perry and the thirty years of Emancipation Day…
August 6, 2023
Meeting at United Way Windsor-Essex
Organizations like United Way Windsor-Essex excel at partnerships & data in how they lead programs that lift families up in Windsor-Essex. So, it was awesome…
August 4, 2023
Visiting SofTab Technologies
Fantastic to see enterprising new businesses growing in Windsor - including innovators like neutraceutical SofTab Technologies producing vitamins, natural extracts, and minerals. Means more jobs.…
August 3, 2023
Pride Flag Raising at Tecumseh Town Hall
Incredible afternoon at the Town of Tecumseh as we joined neighbours, family and friends for the first ever Pride Flag Raising event! Thank you Mayor…
August 3, 2023
$1 Million to Retrofit Homes across Southwestern Ontario with Green Upgrades
Proud to announce a $1 million federal investment for 5 projects in SW Ontario retrofitting homes with green upgrades!   Includes $500,000 in funding for…
August 3, 2023
New Rainbow Picnic Table Installed at Lanspeary Park
Honoured to join WindsorEssex Community Foundation & Windsor Essex Rainbow Alliance at Lanspeary Park to celebrate the installation of new rainbow picnic tables - just…
August 2, 2023
Visiting Iris House
Thank you to the wonderful residents and the team at Iris House for the warm welcome and discussion about providing a safe, secure, and supportive…
August 2, 2023
Raising the Pride Flag at Windsor City Hall
Positive & vibrant energy all around as we stood together to raise the pride flag at Windsor City Hall! Everyone from the 2SLGBTQ+ community has…
August 2, 2023
Working Together to build more Affordable Housing
Productive meeting with the great team at the Windsor Essex Community Housing Corporation - CEO Cynthia Summers, Jay Shanmugam and John Parent to talk affordable…
August 2, 2023
Meeting with Windsor Councillor Renaldo Agostino
You see the hustle, and you see the heart in Councillor Renaldo Agostino. Appreciate the meeting, your on-the-ground vantage point, and analysis of the serious…
August 1, 2023
Record Federal Investment to Prevent Basement Flooding in Tecumseh
Partnerships deliver results. Honoured to join Team Tecumseh to officially break ground on the Scully-St Marks Pump Station & Riverside Drive E. reconstruction project. Our…
July 31, 2023
Meeting Canada Summer Jobs Employees at the Canadian Aviation Museum
Helping young people discover their career path is a passion of mine, and that includes providing a terrific job experience that pays through our federal…
July 28, 2023
Meeting with CARP Windsor-Essex’s Long-Term Care Transformation Committee
OFFICIAL: Health Canada has launched public consultations on our Safe Long-Term Care Act.   Link: https://www.canada.ca/.../consultation-safe-long-term...   It was great meeting with the dedicated members of…
July 27, 2023
Korean War Veterans Day
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice signing. On this Korean War Veterans Day - we honour the heroic Canadians who defended…
July 27, 2023
RONA+ Opening in Windsor-Tecumseh
No shortage of exciting things happening in our community! One of them is RONA+ opening their doors right here in Windsor-Tecumseh.   Congratulations on a…
July 26, 2023
Expanding Dental Care Coverage to More Canadians
Over 3,000 children in Windsor and Tecumseh now have access to the dentist thanks to our interim Canada Dental Benefit! Check out our plan to…
July 25, 2023
Discussion with Local Leaders on Building an Ojibway National Urban Park
Last week, Parks Canada & the University of Windsor launched the new National Urban Park Hub. Windsor-Essex will write the playbook on how to engage…
July 25, 2023
Implementing a 9-8-8 Suicide Prevention Helpline
Mental health is health.   Starting November 30th, the 9-8-8 suicide crisis helpline will be open 24/7 to everyone in Canada.   To support the…
July 24, 2023
Meeting with Team Tecumseh
Fantastic to meet with Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara, CAO Margaret Misek-Evans, and Director of Community & Recreation Services Beth Gignac.   Excited to continue working…
July 22, 2023
Bhutanese Canadian Association of Windsor-Essex Soccer Tournament
Amazing turnout, family fun, and delicious food at the 1st Annual Soccer Tournament organized by the Bhutanese Canadian Association of Windsor and Essex County at lovely…
July 21, 2023
Visiting Greenshield
Proud to meet the passionate, community focused and innovative team that drives GreenShield - a true Made-in-Windsor national success story as Canada's largest not-for-profit benefits…
July 21, 2023
The Canada Child Benefit is Going Up!
OFFICIAL: The tax-free Canada Child Benefit (CCB) is going up! From cutting child care fees in half to creating thousands of great auto jobs in…
July 20, 2023
Meeting Health Care Workers at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare
Proud to introduce Seniors Minister and registered nurse Kamal Khera to the brilliant team at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare leading the GAP and geriatric mental health…
July 20, 2023
A Visit to Life After Fifty with Minister Khera
"I love it here!" is what Seniors Minister Kamal Khera and I heard time and again visiting members of Life After Fifty! Making friends. Having…
July 20, 2023
Visiting Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre with Minister Khera
Visiting Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of Windsor with Minister of Seniors Kamal Khera was a treat and an inspiration for their remarkable 'gold standard'…
July 20, 2023
Seniors Conversation at Healthy Mama with Minister Khera
Thank you Healthy Mama for hosting a Seniors Conversation with Minister for Seniors Kamal Khera and I. Great discussion about building senior friendly communities, aging…
July 20, 2023
Visiting Gurdwara Khalsa Parkash Windsor with Minister Khera
Honoured to join Minister for Seniors Kamal Khera at Gurdwara Khalsa Parkash Windsor to pray, to serve students and share supper, and to meet families…
July 20, 2023
$400,000 to Support Seniors Programs in Windsor-Essex
An inspiring morning with Seniors Minister Kamal Khera & our friends at the Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc.! We announced over $400,000 in…
July 19, 2023
OFFICIAL: University of Windsor Launches National Urban Park Hub
Today, University of Windsor officially launched the new National Urban Park Hub! Supported by a $1.2 million Parks Canada investment, the NUPH is Canada’s first…
July 19, 2023
$1.15 Million Federal Investment to boost production at Ennova Facades
Joined Minister Filomena Tassi for a tour of amazing world-class local company Ennova Facades and announced $1.15 million in federal support thru FedDev Ontario that…
July 19, 2023
Visit to NextStar Battery Plant Construction Site with Minister Tassi
A trip to Windsor-Tecumseh wouldn't be complete without a visit to the single largest federal auto investment in Canada's history: our NextStar Battery Plant right…
July 19, 2023
Visit to Assumption Catholic Parish with Minister Tassi
A lovely moment visiting beautiful and historic Assumption Catholic Parish and Minister Filomena Tassi getting to meet her former teacher and mentor Father Leo Walsh…
July 18, 2023
Meeting with Unifor Local 444 President Dave Cassidy
Makes all the difference in the world having a great partner in Dave Cassidy Local 444 Unifor. Together, we are working hard and working together…
July 17, 2023
Meeting Hospice of Windsor-Essex Team
The team at The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County is exceptional. It was inspiring meeting the brilliant young people sharing their skills and passion…
July 17, 2023
50th Anniversary of Essex Region Conservation Authority
I was proud to serve as Chair at the Essex Region Conservation and proud to bring greetings and raise a toast of maple syrup to…
July 17, 2023
Meeting with Mayor Gary McNamara
Always great to meet with Mayor Gary McNamara and Team Town of Tecumseh! Discussing key priorities like jobs, housing, infrastructure & great partnerships like the…
July 14, 2023
Meeting Slinky's Ice Cream CSJ Employees
Slinky's Ice Cream is one of the best summer spots in Windsor—Tecumseh! Popped by to meet the hard-working young people behind the counter supported by…
July 14, 2023
Visiting Community Living Essex County
Absolutely inspiring to meet young leaders Cillian, Abby and Sean providing employment mentorship for persons with disabilities at Career Compass. Thanks to Community Living Essex…
July 13, 2023
Visiting Canadian Coast Guard in Amherstburg
Honoured to meet Marine Superintendent Thomas Wasson and his incredible team at Canadian Coast Guard Amherstburg Base.   We are so fortunate to have their…
July 13, 2023
Connecting with Erie Wildlife Rescue
Awesome afternoon meeting passionate young people working Erie Wildlife Rescue thanks to our federal Canada Summer Jobs!   Thank you for all the incredible work…
July 11, 2023
Partnership Delivers: $3.3 Million Affordable Housing Investment
Partnership, partnership & more partnership. That is our path to building more affordable housing. Proud to join Associate Minister Nina Tangri, MPP Andrew Dowie, Mayor…
July 6, 2023
WATCH: Promise Made. Promise Kept. Jobs Delivered.
In the 2021 election - I promised to bring home EV and battery manufacturing for Windsor—Tecumseh. Through the hard negotiations, we remained steadfast that we…
July 5, 2023
BREAKING: Federal Government Reaches Agreement to Secure NextStar Battery Plant in Windsor-Tecumseh
BREAKING: Our federal government has reached an agreement with Stellantis-LGES to secure the NextStar Energy Battery Plant in Windsor for generations.   Effective immediately, construction…
July 1, 2023
Happy Canada Day!
Happy Canada Day, Windsor—Tecumseh! Today, we come together to celebrate our shared Canadian values and the amazing country we are lucky to call home. I…
May 16, 2023
CTV Power Play: together we will deliver the generational battery plant in Windsor!
I was pleased to join Vassy Kapelos on CTV Power Play to reiterate that the battery plant will be built in Windsor, that our federal…
May 16, 2023
Power & Politics: the battery plant in Windsor will be built!
The battery plant in Windsor will be built.   Our federal government stepped up with unprecedented record investment because we believe in Windsor-Essex and our…
May 15, 2023
The Battery Plant Will Be Built in Windsor
The Battery Plant will be built in Windsor.   Our federal government continues to be at the table with record investment and we will get…
May 14, 2023
Despite Company Warning, NextStar Plant Will Be Built: Kusmierczyk
The battery plant will be built. Our federal government is at the table with historic investment to secure both the plants in Windsor and St.…
May 13, 2023
Kusmierczyk Reassures Feds Committed to EV Battery Plant
Appreciated the opportunity to speak with Adelle Loiselle from Blackburn News and reiterate our federal government's commitment to securing the battery plant in Windsor. We…
May 12, 2023
Why Automakers are Betting Large on Canada
I invite you to read my Op-Ed in today's Windsor Star about why automakers are betting large on Canada and communities like ours in Windsor…
May 11, 2023
International Mother Language Festival 2023
Wonderful celebrating our beautiful diversity today at the International Mother Language Festival! Thank you to all the organizers and volunteers, especially the Bangladesh Canada Association…
May 11, 2023
Meeting with Black Boys Code
Proud to host on Parliament Hill the founder of Black Boys Code - Bryan Johnson. An excellent organization helping build STEM careers for youth -…
May 11, 2023
Open Position on the Canada Tourism Commission Board of Directors
Tourism is one of our strengths, and it would be great to have a Windsor-Essex voice on Destination Canada – the Canadian Tourism Commission. Apply…
May 10, 2023
New Judge for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Windsor
Congratulations to The Honourable Justice J. Ross MacFarlane on being officially sworn in as a Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Windsor.…
May 9, 2023
Meeting with Ontario's Agent General
Our federal Liberal government is working together with Ontario to deliver the Stellantis and Volkswagen battery plants for our workers and our communities. That teamwork…
May 9, 2023
Europe's 78th Anniversary of Victory Day
Proud to mark Europe's 78th Anniversary of Victory Day with the Canadian and Polish Minister of Defence laying a wreath at the National War Memorial.…
May 6, 2023
The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
Proud to represent the residents of Windsor—Tecumseh at this morning's beautiful coronation ceremony in Ottawa for His Majesty King Charles III who officially begins His…
May 5, 2023
Local Food Infrastructure Fund
Yesterday - our federal government announced the launch of applications for the Local Food Infrastructure Fund.   The LFIF assists non-profit organizations in purchasing equipment…
May 4, 2023
Meeting with the Speaker of the Polish Senate
Honoured to lead a bilateral meeting this morning with the Speaker of the Polish Senate & parliamentary delegation of Senators.   A powerful discussion about…
May 2, 2023
Asian Heritage Month
As we mark Asian Heritage Month - let’s recognize the remarkable contributions of Asian Canadians in our community and across Canada. This year’s “Stories of…
May 2, 2023
Meeting with Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
Great meeting Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) Research Chair Professor Catherine Febria to talk Ojibway and introduce her to key Ministers and MPs.
May 2, 2023
Meeting with SEIU Healthcare
Honoured to meet this afternoon with SEIU Healthcare President Sharleen Stewart along with Michael Spitale & Julie DeWolfe.   We had a fantastic discussion on…
May 2, 2023
Smile Cookie
Smilie Cookie week is on from May 1st-7th! 100% of the proceeds from Smile Cookie purchases in Windsor-Essex will support Ontario Student Nutrition Program and…
April 30, 2023
Honouring our Firefighters
Proud to represent Windsor-Tecumseh at this morning's moving ceremony to honour the firefighters who serve and to remember the fallen who made the ultimate sacrifice…
April 28, 2023
National Day of Mourning
On this National Day of Mourning - we remember those in our community who were killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace accidents. Our…
April 27, 2023
Good Auto Jobs
Our Liberal government has delivered: Billions of dollars in EV investment up and down the 401 - including a $5 billion battery factory in Windsor-Tecumseh.…
April 26, 2023
Ojibway National Urban Park
I continue to support the Parks Canada process that - as we speak - is hard at work assembling the partners, land & funding for…
April 26, 2023
Doubling the Tradespeople's Tool Deduction
From plumbers to electricians - tradespeople are the backbone of Windsor-Tecumseh and Canada!  Budget 2023 will make it easier for tradespeople to purchase the equipment…
April 24, 2023
Supporting the Auto Sector
There's never been a duo that delivered more jobs, more investment and more optimism for Canada's auto workers than these two leaders. They believe in…
April 22, 2023
Earth Day
Shauna and I had the pleasure of joining friends & neighbours at Lakewood Park for Earth Day - learning more about our unique local ecosystem…
April 21, 2023
Volkswagen’s EV Battery Plant in St. Thomas
Welcome to SW Ontario, Volkswagen! Volkswagen’s EV battery plant in St. Thomas will create 3,000 direct jobs & 30,000 more in the battery supply chain,…
April 20, 2023
Eid al-Fitr
Eid al-Fitr begins tonight with the birth of the new moon. I wish all members of the Muslim community in Windsor-Tecumseh and across Canada celebrating…
April 19, 2023
Bracelets to Raise $2K for Ukrainian Refugees
Here's what I love about Team Liberal: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland taking a moment to recognize two sisters from…
April 18, 2023
First Home Savings Account
Budget 2023 is making it easier to save money to purchase a first home. As of April 1st, financial institutions can now offer the tax-free…
April 17, 2023
Ojibway National Urban Park
Proud to join partners at Ojibway Park to announce key milestones to advance the Ojibway National Urban Park project: Ojibway Shores officially transferred to Parks…
April 14, 2023
Climate Action Incentive
As of today, Ontarians and Windsor-Tecumseh residents will begin receiving their Climate Action Incentive payments. A family of four can expect to receive $244 for…
April 13, 2023
Solidarity with Ukraine
Proud to introduce Defence Minister Anita Anand to members of our Windsor-Essex Polish and Ukrainian community at Dom Polski Canada stands shoulder to shoulder with…
April 13, 2023
Sikh Heritage Month
Minister Anita Anand and I were honoured to join members of our vibrant Sikh community for the Sikh Heritage Month flag raising at Windsor City…
April 13, 2023
Affordable Housing in Windsor-Essex
Since 2019, our government has delivered a record $200M in funding for affordable housing in Windsor-Essex. But more investment, collaboration & bold action is required…
April 13, 2023
McDougall Corridor Walking Tour
Incredibly honoured to introduce my friend & colleague Anita Anand, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, to the inspiring community leaders and partners behind the McDougall…
April 12, 2023
Meeting with the National Association of Federal Retirees
It was my honour to meet with the local National Association of Federal Retirees talk about our work strengthening health care and pensions, extending dental…
April 12, 2023
Muslim Legal Support Centre Iftar
So grateful to break bread and share Iftar and thoughtful reflection with our Muslim friends and neighbours, thanks to the Muslim Legal Support Centre. Big…
April 11, 2023
Mental Health Support
As of November 30th - Canadians will be able to call or text 988 for immediate access to quality mental health crisis support. Budget 2023…
April 6, 2023
Forest Glade Public School Visit
Amazing connecting with an incredibly engaged group of students at Forest Glade Public School. We had an awesome discussion surrounding Budget 2023, the different roles…
April 4, 2023
Mercato Fresh Grocery Store
Visited the beautiful new Mercato Fresh Grocery Store with Minister Filomena Tassi to chat about our new Grocery Rebate up to $467 to help families…
April 4, 2023
Supporting Small Businesses in Budget 2023
Proud to introduce Minister Filomena Tassi to the incredible family run businesses in vibrant Via Italia! We stopped by Gina's European Deli & Gifts, Borelli…
April 3, 2023
Supporting Students in Budget 2023
Great to welcome Minister Filomena Tassi to Windsor-Essex today! We met with students at the University of Windsor to discuss how we are helping students…
April 3, 2023
WIFF Alley
Proud to join Minister Filomena Tassi, local artists, the Downtown Windsor Business Revitalization Association and the Windsor International Film Festival to unveil two new public…
March 31, 2023
Cracking Down on Junk Fees
From higher telecom roaming charges to unexpected concert & event costs - junk fees place a frustrating burden on Canadians everyday. Our federal government is…
March 30, 2023
More Money in Your Pocket
Global inflation has driven up the cost of essentials - placing a strain on many in Windsor-Tecumseh This is why our federal government has introduced…
March 29, 2023
Dental Care and Improving Children’s Mental Health
It was my honour to introduce Windsor’s Senator Burey to Karina Gould, Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. Excellent discussion on key investments…
March 28, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland's Visit to YQG
Last month, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and I visited Reko International to talk to workers and discuss Windsor-Essex priorities. Today, DPM Freeland will present…
March 27, 2023
Protecting the Great Lakes
Fantastic news for #WindsorEssex and other Great Lakes communities! Alongside President Joe Biden - our Liberal government announced a new investment of $420 million to…
March 24, 2023
Tribute to the 1,600 Windsor-Essex Nurses
Honoured to host two cross-border Windsor nurses as my guests for President Biden’s Address to Parliament! Lori Brown, Tina Poisson and the 1,600 Canadian nurses…
March 24, 2023
President Biden's Visit to Canada
Proud to represent the residents of Windsor-Tecumseh during today's historic speech to Parliament by US President Joe Biden. The warm friendship with Prime Minister Justin…
March 22, 2023
Hats on for Healthcare
Supporting Hats on for Healthcare today and the Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation from Ottawa! Donate all month at hatsonforhealthcare.com And tune in Saturday 10am to…
March 16, 2023
Canada Dental Benefit
Since our federal government launched the Canada Dental Benefit - we’ve helped over 200,000 children get access to the dentist by providing families with up…
March 15, 2023
Strengthening Passenger Rights
We are taking immediate action to strengthen passenger rights. Our government will be providing $75.9 million in additional funding over three years to ensure the…
March 13, 2023
Economy. Jobs. Affordability.
Windsor-Essex is leading the world in EV & battery manufacturing investments - with thousands of jobs and $8.7 billion flowing into our community. Our federal…
March 9, 2023
Meeting with CIJA
A pleasure meeting with CIJA this morning for a very productive conversation! We discussed how our federal government can be a more effective partner in…
March 7, 2023
President Ursula von der Leyen's Visit to Canada
On the eve of International Women's Day - I was honoured to represent Windsor-Tecumseh as the first female European Union President, Ursula von der Leyen,…
March 4, 2023
Solidarity with Windsor Salt Workers
Solidarity. With the Windsor Salt workers from Unifor Local 1959. Strong support from Local 444 Unifor, Unifor Canada president Lana Payne, and the Unifor Local 517G…
March 4, 2023
Meeting with Dr. Mike McKay
Always a good day when my friend Dr. Mike McKay pops by to talk Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER) at the University of…
March 4, 2023
MP Anandasangaree Visiting Windsor-Tecumseh
Grateful to join my friend MP Gary Anandasangaree to talk bail reform, Black and Indigenous Justice Strategies and more with tremendous local leaders Legal Assistance…
March 2, 2023
No. 2 Construction Battalion
Yesterday, I had the great honour to join Barb and Lorene from the Amherstburg Freedom Museum to present Tecumseh Legion Branch 261 with a framed…
March 2, 2023
Peace and Love for All
We gathered under the Peace Sculpture and the words "Love For All. Hatred For None" to reaffirm our commitment to Canada's beautiful multicultural mosaic, and…
February 24, 2023
Supporting Ukraine
"As long as it takes." Honoured to join the poignant vigil this evening at City Hall in support of the brave people of Ukraine fighting…
February 24, 2023
Meetings in Detroit, MI
Great day in Detroit strengthening ties between Windsor-Essex and our American friends Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang and City of Detroit Deputy Mayor Todd Bettison…
February 24, 2023
$6M for 26 Local Tourism & Community Infrastructure Projects
Amazing morning at Art Windsor-Essex announcing a federal investment of $6M for 26 local tourism & community infrastructure projects.   Special thanks to Jennifer Matotek…
February 23, 2023
Irek LEGO
Special thank you to Windsor resident Riley Richard for this cool LEGO display. Tremendous work!
February 23, 2023
FedDev Ontario Tourism Relief Funds 3 Murals in Windsor-Essex
Proud to announce $100,000 in funding through the FedDev Ontario Tourism Relief Fund this afternoon for the Essex County Black Historical Research Society - commissioning…
February 23, 2023
Noah Campbell - New Member of the PM's Youth Council
Few things make me more proud then seeing our young leaders rise! Congratulations Noah Campbell on becoming the first ever Windsorite to join the Prime…
February 22, 2023
Visiting Windsor Regional Hospital
Minister Omar Alghabra and I appreciated listening to Windsor Regional Hospital team about our record $200B federal investment to strengthen public, universal health care across…
February 22, 2023
Meeting with Mayor McNamara
Productive lunch meeting at Carrots n' Dates with Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara nd Minister Omar Alghabra - talking housing, bike lanes and the $2.1-million partnership with…
February 22, 2023
Visiting Unifor Local 195
Honoured to introduce Minister Omar Alghabra to our amazing workers and retirees at Unifor Local 195.   Great conversation about EI modernization, CPP, OAS, and…
February 21, 2023
$12.5M Investment for the Ballast Water Innovation Program
Proud to join Minister Omar Alghabra at Windsor Port Authority to announce a $12.5 million investment - officially launching the Ballast Water Innovation Program.  …
February 21, 2023
Visit of the Windsor Mosque in Support of Türkiye & Syria
Generosity is at the heart of our community.   This afternoon - Minister Omar Alghabra and I witnessed the incredible spirit of giving from members…
February 21, 2023
Paczki Day
Happy Paczki Day! Be sure to support your local Bakery on this day - and every day!
February 21, 2023
Bangladeshi Flag Raising
It was a pleasure joining the Windsor-Essex Bangladeshi community in the heart of downtown Windsor this morning to raise the Bangladesh flag for 2023 International…
February 21, 2023
Meeting Dean Reem Bahdi of the University of Windsor Law
It was great meeting with Dean Reem Bahdi of the University of Windsor Law faculty at Chance Coffee to talk about accessibility, Ojibway, housing and…
February 20, 2023
Habitat for Humanity's New Project in Ford City
An unforgettable Family Day in Ford City with Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex: handing keys over to two newly built homes for two beautiful families.  …
February 17, 2023
Canada’s Volunteer Awards
From February 16, 2023, until April 26, 2023, individuals, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises or businesses can be nominated for Canada’s Volunteer Awards.   Learn more…
February 15, 2023
New Riding Boundaries
Independent Boundary Commission returned with its Final Proposal for Windsor-Tecumseh:   Keeps Walkerville in riding Keeps Tecumseh whole Extends to Lakeshore   Thank you to…
February 11, 2023
Meeting with Team ADUSearch
Yesterday, I was proud to join Team ADUSearch and the national launch of their innovative Made-in-Windsor-Essex housing tool! It empowers residents & municipalities to build…
February 9, 2023
Meeting with SEIU Healthcare
Last week I met amazing PSWs SEIU Healthcare and listened to their powerful stories of service above self.   This week our Liberal government took…
February 7, 2023
Federal Investment in Healthcare
Our universal public health care must be protected, but the system isn’t meeting expectations - and Windsor-Tecumseh residents know this.   This is why our…
February 6, 2023
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland in Windsor-Essex
Very good day with Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland in Windsor-Essex meeting with the great workers at Reko International Group Inc. and listening to how…
February 3, 2023
Community Services Recovery Fund
Applications for the Community Services Recovery fund remain open until February 21st.   I encourage eligible Windsor-Essex non-profits, charities, and Indigenous governing bodies to look…
February 2, 2023
Bill C-22 Passes
Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, passes unanimously in Parliament of Canada!   It has been the honour of my lifetime to work with…
February 2, 2023
Meeting Windsor Senator Burey
Great meeting with our Senator from Windsor - Dr. Sharon Burey - to discuss the National School Nutrition Program! Looking forward to our collaboration on…
February 1, 2023
Third Reading of Bill C-22
Honoured to rise in Parliament for the historic debate at 3rd Reading that moves the generational Canada Disability Benefit closer to reality - and one…
February 1, 2023
Black History Month
Today, we mark the beginning of Black History Month.   This is an opportunity to recognize the remarkable contributions of Black Canadians - enriching the…
January 31, 2023
Upcoming Priorities of our Federal Government
A pleasure chatting with Dan MacDonald this morning about the upcoming priorities of our federal government as we start our next legislative session in Ottawa.…
January 30, 2023
Tamil Heritage Month
Proud to join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Liberal colleagues including co-hosts Anita Anand and Gary Anandasangaree to celebrate Tamil Heritage Month on Parliament Hill.
January 30, 2023
One-time top-up to the Canada Housing Benefit
Our federal government is stepping up to help Canadians who need it the most.   Eligible low-income renters in Windsor-Tecumseh can now apply for a…
January 27, 2023
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Today, we remember the 6 million Jews killed by the German Nazis during the Holocaust.   We honour the survivors, listen to their stories, and…
January 27, 2023
First Special Representative on Combating Islamophobia
Yesterday - our government announced the appointment of Amira Elghawaby as Canada’s first ever Special Representative on Combating Islamophobia.   Her extensive knowledge, expertise, and…
January 26, 2023
Passport Delivery
Pleased to inform Windsor-Tecumseh residents that our federal government has almost completely eradicated the passport application backlog.   Should you or someone you know in…
January 26, 2023
175 Local Meetings with the PM and Ministers
Since 2019, we have organized over 175 meetings between residents, local community organizations and PM Justin Trudeau & Ministers.   175 opportunities to share our…
January 25, 2023
HM Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Pin Awards
Yesterday - I was honoured to present HM Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Pin awards to two incredibly deserving recipients:   ⁃Mary Ellen Bernard ⁃Robert Millar…
January 25, 2023
Meeting with Caldwell First Nation
Terrific meeting with Caldwell First Nation Chief Mary Duckworth & Council to discuss our continued collaboration on housing, infrastructure & the once-in-a-generation opportunity to build…
January 24, 2023
Connecting Rural Communities
Reliable and accessible public transit is essential to our communities. This is why our federal government launched the Rural Transit Solutions Fund to provide more…
January 23, 2023
Meeting Ward 7 Councillor Angelo Marignani
Terrific meeting Ward 7 Councillor Angelo Marignani over coffee at Tim Hortons to talk infrastructure, parks, health, housing and jobs - just as City Council…
January 22, 2023
Lunar New Year
Wishing a Happy Lunar New Year to all celebrating in Windsor-Tecumseh!   May this new year ahead bring you peace, happiness and prosperity.
January 21, 2023
Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. Graduation Ceremony
Today - I had the honour of attending the Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor Inc. graduation ceremony for Lead 3 Intake 13.   Nine…
January 20, 2023
Dr. Magbule Doko and Drilon Doko - Platinum Jubilee Pin
This afternoon - I had the honour of presenting HM Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Pins to Dr. Magbule Doko and Drilon Doko. This remarkable…
January 20, 2023
It was a pleasure meeting with members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community to discuss how we can work together for a more prosperous Windsor-Tecumseh.
January 18, 2023
Summer Leadership Program 2023
Applications for the 2023 Summer Leadership Program are now open!   SLP is a 16-week paid internship providing young people with an opportunity to work…
January 18, 2023
Meeting with Township of Pelee Mayor Cathy Miller
Productive meeting with Township of Pelee Mayor, Cathy Miller, this afternoon!   We discussed how our federal government and Pelee Island can grow and strengthen…
January 17, 2023
PM Trudeau Visits the Windsor Assembly Plant
Proud beyond words to introduce Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the incredible Local 444 Unifor workers at Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant.   The energy was…
January 17, 2023
PM Trudeau Visits the University of Windsor
Excited to welcome Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Windsor this morning!   We toured the University of Windsor CHARGE Lab which will be instrumental in…
January 16, 2023
Fed Dev Ontario Investment of $5.3 Million
Delighted to join Minister Filomena Tassi to announce a Fed Dev Ontario investment of $5.3 million that will create 55 new local jobs & enhance…
January 14, 2023
HM Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Pin Awards
Yesterday - I was honoured to present HM Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Pin awards to our next class of Windsor-Tecumseh recipients who have demonstrated…
January 13, 2023
Climate Action Incentive
Check your bank account! We are putting more money back into the pockets of Windsor-Tecumseh families.   Today - the first quarterly payment of the…
January 12, 2023
MP Naqvi's Visit to Windsor-Tecumseh
Good news is spreading, everyone's coming to Windsor-Tecumseh! Happy to join Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara to welcome my friend and Ottawa Centre MP Yasir Naqvi…
January 10, 2023
Canada Summer Jobs Program
Employer applications for the Canada Summer Jobs program are due on Thursday, Jan. 12th!   CSJ is a one of a kind program which boosts…
January 10, 2023
Community Services Recovery Fund
Applications for the Community Services Recovery Fund are now open!   This funding will help eligible organizations in our community meet the changing needs of…
January 9, 2023
Flight PS752
Today, we gathered ⁦‪at the University of Windsor‬⁩ to mourn the 176 victims of flight PS752 shot down by the Iranian regime including the five…
January 6, 2023
Orthodox Christmas
Tomorrow - Christian Orthodox, Eastern Rite Catholic, and Coptic communities in Windsor-Tecumseh will celebrate Christmas. I wish everyone celebrating a Merry Christmas filled with many blessings!…
January 5, 2023
Doubling the GST Tax Credit
Our government has doubled the GST tax credit - helping families with the costs of gas, groceries, and other essentials.   Today - these payments…
January 4, 2023
Canada Summer Jobs Funding Application
Funding applications for the 2023 Canada Summer Jobs program remain open until January 12th. I strongly encourage eligible Windsor Tecumseh businesses and organizations to apply…
January 4, 2023
World Braille Day
Today, we recognize the importance of braille as a means of accessible communication for visually impaired Canadians and recommit ourselves to creating an inclusive society…
January 1, 2023
Happy New Year!
Wishing all families, friends, and neighbours in Windsor—Tecumseh a Happy New Year!
December 31, 2022
Community Calendar Hitting Windsor-Tecumseh Mailboxes
Our 2023 Community Calendar is hitting mailboxes just in time for New Year! It contains important dates and pages of helpful community contacts. Keep an…
December 30, 2022
WATCH: 2022 - A Year of Results
Windsor—Tecumseh, 2022 has been a year with great accomplishments and challenges. We have pulled together as a community and the hard work is paying off.…
December 29, 2022
Delivering $6.9M to Cover City of Windsor Ambassador Bridge Blockade Expenses
We work together and deliver. Proud to join Minister Marco Mendicino and Mayor Drew Dilkens to announce $6.9 million in federal funds to cover policing…
December 28, 2022
Hot off the Press: Our Latest Newsletter
Our latest newsletter is packed with new updates on the incredible results and progress we continue to deliver for Windsor—Tecumseh! Check it out: https://irekkusmierczyk.libparl.ca/2022/01/06/newsletter-39/
December 28, 2022
Meeting with Tecumseh Mayor McNamara
Back at it! No better way to start the day than a working breakfast with Gary McNamara at Sandwich Nook. Talking key issues for the…
December 26, 2022
Happy Kwanzaa
Extending my warmest wishes to all families in Windsor—Tecumseh celebrating Kwanzaa! As this week-long celebration begins - I wish everyone a resilient and healthy new…
December 24, 2022
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Wishing all the residents of Windsor—Tecumseh a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and the blessings of peace, health and prosperity in the New Year!
December 21, 2022
Knocking Doors in Forest Glade
It was a pleasure to have knocked on doors today in beautiful Forest Glade to wish residents a Merry Christmas and a great Holiday Season!
December 21, 2022
Happy Yalda
Wishing all Windsor—Tecumseh families in the Persian, Afghan, Tajik, Azeri and Kurdish communities who are celebrating this evening - a very Happy Yalda!
December 20, 2022
Meeting with Unifor 444 President Dave Cassidy
Always appreciate meeting with Dave Cassidy to discuss key concerns of Unifor Local 444 members including EI modernization and strengthening auto investment among others. Wanted to…
December 19, 2022
$3.6M Workforce Windsor-Essex Investment
Proud to announce a $3.6M investment through the Migrant Worker Support Program to support Workforce WindsorEssex and the facilitation of their TeaMWork project. This will…
December 19, 2022
MILESTONE: Child Care Fees Cut by 50% on Average Across Ontario
Today is a historic milestone. Child care fees have now been cut by an average of 50% for Moms and Dads across the province. This…
December 18, 2022
Happy Hanukkah
Wishing a Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish friends and neighbours who are beginning the first of eight days of celebration tonight. Chag Hanukkah…
December 16, 2022
Over 100,000 Children Get Access to Dental Care
The new Canada Dental Benefit is already helping children in Windsor—Tecumseh get brighter smiles! Yesterday - we reached the milestone of helping 100,000 children across…
December 15, 2022
Touring the Senate of Canada
It was a pleasure to tour the Senate of Canada this afternoon with Team Irek and meet newly appointed Windsorite, Senator Sharon Burey. Special thank…
December 14, 2022
Helping Ukraine Repair Critical Infrastructure
Russian attacks on Ukrainian critical infrastructure targets are nothing short of barbaric. This is why we are stepping up with $115 million from Russian and…
December 13, 2022
Establishing A Polish Heritage Month
Proud to join Liberal Party MP colleagues in supporting our friend Peter Fonseca and his Private Member's Motion to designate May as Polish Heritage Month in…
December 12, 2022
NEW: Canada Housing Benefit Application Open
Applications have opened for the Canada Housing Benefit one-time $500 top-up payment. This targeted support will help nearly 2M low income Canadian renters - including…
December 10, 2022
World Human Rights Day
74 years ago today - the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this Human Rights Day, let us continue…
December 9, 2022
Establishing A National Critical Minerals Strategy
Today, Environment and Natural Resources in Canada Minister Jonathan Wilkinson launched the Critical Minerals Strategy — our roadmap for positioning as a global leader in the…
December 8, 2022
Enacting Bill C-35: An Act Respecting Early Learning and Child Care
Today - Karina Gould and our government introduced legislation to enhance the security of our national early learning and child care system. We will always…
December 7, 2022
Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network Launch
Wonderful turnout last night at Art Windsor-Essex for the launch of the Southwestern Ontario Black Entrepreneurship Network. Congratulations to Empowerment Squared and WEtech Alliance! Our…
December 6, 2022
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Thirty three years ago today - fourteen women were murdered at the École Polytechnique in Montréal. Together - we must work and take decisive action…
December 5, 2022
Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy
Last week, we launched Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy - an extensive plan to accelerate economic growth through international collaboration. By expanding partnership and engagement - we…
December 3, 2022
Walking in the Windsor Santa Claus Parade
Team Irek had a fantastic time walking in the annual Windsor Santa Claus parade! Special thanks to the Windsor Parade Corporation for organizing an incredible…
December 3, 2022
International Day for Persons with Disabilities
Today, we join Canadians from coast to coast to coast and around the world to celebrate the 30th anniversary of International Day of Persons with…
December 2, 2022
Paid Sick Leave for Federally Regulated Private Workplaces
Ten days of paid sick leave have officially come into force in all federally regulated private workplaces. This represents a monumental win for workers across…
December 2, 2022
Public Drop-In: Ojibway National Urban Park
Parks Canada and the City of Windsor will be hosting a public drop-in session on the proposed Ojibway National Urban Park next Wednesday. This is a…
December 2, 2022
WATCH: Commemorating 30th Anniversary of International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Honoured to rise in the Parliament of Canada this morning to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Our government…
December 1, 2022
Meeting with European Union Vice President
Still pinch myself in moments like these - a chance to talk about Windsor-Essex autoworkers, our bright EV future, while talking Canada/EU trade, standing with…
December 1, 2022
Canada Dental Benefit Applications Open
Applications are now open for the Canada Dental Benefit! This new program will help lower dental costs for eligible families. The Dental Benefit will be…
November 30, 2022
WATCH: Recognizing Easter Seals Ontario
Proud to rise in the Parliament of Canada today to recognize the incredible work that Easter Seals Ontario, established in Windsor, is doing to create…
November 30, 2022
Celebrating International Day for Persons with Disabilities
Honoured to join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Carla Qualtrough, and Senator Brent Cotter and our incredible disability inclusion partners to celebrate the upcoming International…
November 29, 2022
Canada Summer Jobs Employer Funding Application
The funding application for the 2023 Canada Summer Jobs Program has officially launched! I strongly encourage eligible local businesses and nonprofits to apply for the…
November 28, 2022
Parliament Children's Art Exhibit: "Mom I don't want war!"
Proud to partner with the Embassy of Poland and the Embassy of Ukraine, and both the Polish and Ukrainian Parliamentary Friendship Groups to host a…
November 25, 2022
Improving Employment Insurance Sickness Benefits
Today, our government announced the new and permanent improvement of EI Sickness Benefits. This added protection and security is a game changer for every Canadian…
November 24, 2022
89th Anniversary of the Holdomor Genocide
On Tuesday, I joined my colleagues along with dignitaries from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada to commemorate the 89th…
November 24, 2022
Happy American Thanksgiving
Wishing our American friends and neighbours a very Happy Thanksgiving!
November 23, 2022
New Community Services Recovery Fund
We are partnering with United Way Centraide Canada, Canadian Red Cross, and the Community Foundations of Canada to launch the Community Services Recovery Fund. This…
November 22, 2022
Meeting with Belarus Democratic Opposition Leader
Honoured to welcome to Parliament the courageous leader of democratic opposition in Belarus - Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya - waging peaceful struggle for democracy and human rights.…
November 22, 2022
Meeting with Canada Alliance of Student Associations
Our government continues to have the backs of students, for example permanently eliminating the interest on student loans and doubling Canada Student grants, and we…
November 22, 2022
Celebrating Hindu Heritage Month
This November - we celebrate Hindu Heritage Month after unanimous adoption of Chandra Arya’s private member's bill. This is a fantastic opportunity to recognize and…
November 21, 2022
Congratulations to Senator Dr. Sharon Burey
Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Burey - the first Senator appointed from Windsor in over 40 years! This is a historic appointment for Canada and for…
November 21, 2022
Meeting Riverside Town Centre Business Association
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy! Delighted to join Bridget Scheuerman of the Olde Riverside Town Centre Business Association for breakfast to discuss…
November 19, 2022
Car Seat Clinic with Tecumseh Fire and Rescue
Huge Thank You to Tecumseh Fire and Rescue for the terrific Child Car Seat clinic today! Professional and super friendly - our firefighters provided Moms…
November 18, 2022
WATCH: 80th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Poland & Canada
Today, I rose in the House of Commons and spoke to the 80th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada & Poland. Our friendship has never…
November 17, 2022
Building a National School Food Program
We are building a National School Food Program and our government would like to hear from you! The input of Windsor—Tecumseh partners will be critical…
November 16, 2022
Louis Riel Day
Today, we honour Louis Riel - a true champion for Métis rights, culture, and identity. His efforts for inclusion and equality of Métis across Canada…
November 16, 2022
Meeting with Unifor Leadership
Great meeting with Unifor Canada’s Lana Payne and our very own Dave Cassidy and team earlier this week to talk about issues important to workers.…
November 16, 2022
Lowering Credit Card Transaction Fees for Small Businesses
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. We are taking further action to support them by working towards lowering credit card transaction fees. Our…
November 15, 2022
Welcoming Unifor to Parliament Hill
Proud to welcome to Parliament Hill members of the Unifor Canada National Executive along with Dave Cassidy and Dana Dunphy from Unifor Local 444. We…
November 15, 2022
Meeting with Polish Government Delegation
Proud to welcome to Parliament Minister Andrzej Dera, Ambassador Witold Dzielski and the Delegation from Poland to mark 80 years of  friendship, to discuss growing…
November 14, 2022
World Diabetes Day
As today is World Diabetes Day, it was my honour to meet with Kade Tiessen and present this inspiring grade five student with a Queen…
November 12, 2022
Tecumseh Firefighter Monument Unveiling
Honoured to attend the beautiful Firefighter Monument unveiling with Tecumseh Fire & Rescue, Mayor Gary McNamara, and MPP Andrew Dowie. The ceremony honoured our firefighters…
November 12, 2022
HM Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Pin Awards
Our next class of HM Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Pin Award recipients demonstrate service above self and the highest commitment to community. This week I…
November 11, 2022
2022 Remembrance Day Ceremony
It was an honour to join veterans and our community for the beautiful Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial Cenotaph. Today and every day…
November 10, 2022
New Windsor-Essex Affordable Housing Funding
Today, our federal government announced that Windsor-Essex will be receiving more funding to create more local affordable housing through the Rapid Housing Initiative! Together -…
November 10, 2022
Dinner Honouring Local Veterans
Last night was truly special. I had the privilege of welcoming local veterans and those who support them from our Royal Canadian Legion branches to…
November 9, 2022
Minister Boissonnault Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
Honour to welcome Minister Boissonnault to Windsor-Tecumseh. We visited businesses on Ottawa Street along with the Carpenters and Joiners Local 494 Training Centre. We also…
November 8, 2022
Celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab
Today, I joined the Sikh Community in Windsor-Tecumseh celebrating Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Gurpurab, as we reflect on his teachings of unity, equality, selflessness and…
November 8, 2022
Minister Mendicino Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
An absolute pleasure welcoming Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino to Windsor alongside my colleague MP Brian Masse Windsor West. We visited the LIUNA 625 training…
November 8, 2022
Indigenous Veterans Day
On this Indigenous Veterans Day - we honour the tremendous sacrifice of Indigenous peoples across Canada who have served and continue to serve - protecting…
November 7, 2022
NEW: Sustainable Jobs Training Centre
We are creating a new sustainable jobs training centre to bring workers, unions, employers and training institutions together. This will help over 15K workers across…
November 7, 2022
Launching the New Canada Growth Fund
Our government will be launching the new Canada Growth Fund by the end of 2022! This will build on our commitment to unprecedented investment in…
November 5, 2022
Tecumseh & Riverside Rememberance Ceremonies
I was proud and honoured to lay a wreath during today's moving Remembrance Day ceremonies organized by Royal Canadian Légion Branch 261 and Royal Canadian…
November 4, 2022
Doubling the GST Tax Credit
Check your bank account! Today, 11 million Canadians receive a deposit of up to $467 as part of our GST Tax Credit to help with…
November 4, 2022
WATCH: Highlighting National Skilled Trades & Technology Week
Proud to rise in the House of Commons to highlight National Skilled Trades and Technology week led by Skills Canada and to highlight the success of…
November 4, 2022
Permanently Eliminating Interest on Federal Student Loans
Starting April 2023, our government is permanently eliminating interest on all Canada Student and Apprentice loans. Absolute game changer for students in Windsor—Tecumseh and across…
November 4, 2022
Supporting Education Workers
We are all in this fight together. All who support workers' rights. All who defend the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Today we stand…
November 3, 2022
LISTEN: Standing Up for Workers Rights
We must unite and fight the Conservative attack on workers and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our school support staff have the right…
November 2, 2022
Support for Students and Graduates
Effective immediately - any graduate making under $40K/year will not have to make payments on their federal student loans. The cap on affordable monthly payments…
November 1, 2022
2022-23 Immigration Levels Plan
Today - our government announced the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan. This will enable economic growth by attracting workers with the skills needed in key Canadian…
October 31, 2022
Recognizing Residential Schools as an Act of Genocide
In a unanimous vote - the House of Commons has officially recognized Residential Schools as an act of genocide. We must ensure that Canadians know…
October 29, 2022
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pin Community Awards
Honoured to present Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Pin Awards to our second group of nominees who clearly established their commitment to serving…
October 28, 2022
Visiting St Joseph's High School
Loved talking government & politics with Mrs. Holland's Grade 10 civics class at my alma mater St. Joseph's Catholic High School! Brilliant and passionate students…
October 28, 2022
Breakfast with Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara
Got a chance to grab breakfast and congratulate Mayor Gary McNamara on a new mandate leading a new Council at the Town of Tecumseh. Excited…
October 27, 2022
Unveiling Canada's First 3D Printed Home - Made in Windsor-Essex
Proud to join Habitat for Humanity Windsor-Essex, Warden Gary McNamara and Mayor Hilda MacDonald at the Bridge Youth Centre to unveil Canada’s first 3D-printed homes…
October 26, 2022
House of Commons 2022/23 Page Program
If you’re starting post-secondary next year and speak both official languages - consider becoming a House of Commons Page! An amazing opportunity to learn more…
October 25, 2022
Making Housing More Affordable
Our federal government is taking action to make sure everyone has a place to call home in Windsor—Tecumseh. Through record investment in building, repairing, and…
October 24, 2022
Happy Diwali & Bandi Chhor Divas
On behalf of the federal government, I wish Windsor–Tecumseh residents in the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain communities a very happy Diwali. I would also like…
October 22, 2022
8th Anniversary of the Attack on Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial
Eight years ago today - Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial were senselessly attacked. We remember Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was taken from families,…
October 21, 2022
Supporting Housing for Persons with Non-Visible Disabilities
Proud to rise in Parliament to speak to Motion-59 addressing housing for individuals with non-visible disabilities brought forward by my friend from up the road…
October 20, 2022
Rallying for a Canada Disability Benefit (Bill C-22)
Proud to join disability inclusion champions, Minister Carla Qualtrough and fellow MPs at the inspiring rally on Parliament Hill organized by Disability Without Poverty! Let's…
October 20, 2022
Celebrating Islamic History Month
In 2007 - the House of Commons proclaimed October as Islamic History Month in Canada. This month is an excellent opportunity to honour the significant…
October 19, 2022
New Horizons for Seniors Program
The New Horizons for Seniors Program provides support for volunteer-based projects that empower seniors and contribute to their overall health and wellbeing. Applications remain open…
October 19, 2022
Meeting with Paralympians Danielle Campo McLeod and Minister Qualtrough
Unforgettable day! Proud to invite the remarkable Danielle Campo McLeod and Denny to Parliament to meet fellow Swim Paralympian Minister Carla Qualtrough, to discuss our…
October 19, 2022
Supporting Dental Care Coverage for Children
Yesterday, I rose in the House of Commons to support our government's plan to provide dental coverage for Canadian children - a plan that will…
October 19, 2022
Automotive Industries of Canada Meeting
An absolute pleasure meeting with Jason Yurchak, Tony Kuczynski, and Alana Baker of the Automotive Industries Association of Canada yesterday. We discussed how our federal…
October 18, 2022
Supporting Windsor Businesses
Our federal government has stepped up with over $500,000 in direct support for Windsor businesses affected by the illegal blockade at the Ambassador Bridge. We…
October 17, 2022
Celebrating Small Business Week
Small businesses are the economic backbone of Windsor—Tecumseh. I’m proud to be apart of a federal government that has stood behind our small businesses every…
October 16, 2022
New $47M Ukraine Military Aid Package
Our government announced $47M in new military aid to support Ukraine as they continue to liberate their territory. We will always stand with Ukraine as…
October 16, 2022
Representing Canada at the Detroit Free Press Marathon
Congrats to the 19,000 runners & 4,000 volunteers of the bi-national Detroit Free Press Marathon! Unforgettable honour to represent Canada at the start and finish line.…
October 15, 2022
HM Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Pin Awards
It was an honour to present Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee pins yesterday to our first round of nominees who undoubtedly represent service…
October 14, 2022
Second Climate Action Incentive (CAI) Released
Families and individuals across Windsor—Tecumseh are receiving their second Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payment today. On top of doubling the GST tax credit, reducing childcare…
October 14, 2022
Visiting South Asian Centre of Windsor
Excellent meeting the dynamic South Asian Centre of Windsor to discuss key issue be it seniors, program partnerships, Canada Summer Jobs and international students -…
October 14, 2022
Remembering the Victims of Flight PS752
I was honoured to gather with the Persian community to lay flowers at the riverfront memorial tree to remember the five members of the University…
October 13, 2022
Meeting with Dr. Charles Frank
Good meeting with Dr. Charles Frank - past president of the Ontario Dental Association - to discuss the state of oral health in Windsor-Essex and…
October 13, 2022
National German Heritage Month
October marks National German Heritage Month in Canada. Our country is home to over 3M Canadians of German descent. I invite folks to use this…
October 12, 2022
Meeting with Windsor Soccer Club (WSC) President
Awesome meeting with Windsor Soccer Club President Paul Bartolo today about partnership and our strong federal support through Canada Summer Jobs.
October 12, 2022
Visit to Transit Windsor Bus Depot
Love that new bus smell! Got a chance to talk Transit Windsor with Tyson Cragg and see the first of 24 new buses just delivered!…
October 11, 2022
Building a New Eco-Pavillion at the Polish Club of Windsor
Proud to partner with the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation delivering funding to the Polish Club Windsor for their Eco-Pavillion as part of our federal $60 million…
October 10, 2022
Meeting the WE Serve Seniors Network
Delighted to join the WE Serve Seniors network this morning of local organizations and businesses that provide services to seniors in our community. Thank you…
October 7, 2022
Holding the Iranian Regime Accountable
Our government announced new measures this afternoon to hold the murderous Iranian regime responsible for their violation of human rights. We will continue to hold…
October 7, 2022
WATCH: Supporting the People of Iran
Honoured to rise in the House of Commons in support of the people of Iran and around the globe actively fighting for the values of…
October 6, 2022
WATCH: Holding Major Grocery Chains Accountable
Canadians are feeling the rising cost of living, particularly through higher food prices. Pleased to rise in the House of Commons to ask MP Lori…
October 5, 2022
World Teachers Day
Windsor—Tecumseh is fortunate because of the far-reaching impact teachers have on our community each and every day. On this World Teacher’s Day - I would…
October 4, 2022
Rally for Flight PS752 Victims
Canada will not rest until the families and victims of Flight PS752 attain justice and Iran's regime is held to account for its actions. Today,…
October 4, 2022
Yom Kippur
At sundown this evening, the Jewish community in Windsor—Tecumseh and Canada will observe the beginning of Yom Kippur. Families and friends in our community will…
October 4, 2022
Delivering Emergency Hurricane Fiona Relief
Our friends and neighbours in Atlantic Canada continue to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona’s devastating impact. This is why our government is stepping…
October 4, 2022
Happy Latin American Heritage Month
October was officially recognized by the Parliament of Canada as Latin American Heritage Month in 2018. I encourage everyone to take this opportunity and discover…
October 1, 2022
Life After Fifty: National Seniors Day
So grateful to hear the moving and powerful Danielle Campo McLeod present her keynote address at today's Life After Fifty National Seniors Day celebration. The…
September 30, 2022
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Honoured to join our community at Ojibway Park to commemorate National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, sharing incredible stories, songs, poetry and drumming. Together, we…
September 29, 2022
Delivering Relief for Seniors
Seniors in our community deserve to live in dignity and security. Inflation has made this more difficult. This is why our federal government has taken…
September 28, 2022
Taking Real Action on Affordable Housing
Everyone in Windsor—Tecumseh and Canada deserves a place to call home. On top of record local investment in affordable housing, our government is taking unprecedented…
September 27, 2022
Service Canada Passport and SIN Assistance Clinic
Our team will be partnering with Service Canada to host a Passport and Social Insurance Number assistance walk-in clinic tomorrow at the Forest Glade Community…
September 26, 2022
$500,000 Investment in Windsor International Film Festival
WIFF is back! Thrilled to announce today our federal government is providing Windsor International Film Festival with $500,000! Thank you, Ministers Filomena Tassi and Randy…
September 26, 2022
Lifting COVID-19 Border Measures
Effective October 1st, mandatory use of the ArriveCAN app along with vaccination, testing and masking requirements upon entry in Canada will be suspended.   Thank…
September 25, 2022
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah
At Sunset this evening, the Jewish community across Windsor—Tecumseh and Canada will mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.   Rosh Hashanah is an occasion for…
September 23, 2022
Sharing the Windsor Pizza Tradition
Proud to stand up in Parliament to share the story of Windsor Pizza and our tradition of making the best pizza in the world.  …
September 21, 2022
Passport and Social Insurance Number Clinic
Pleased to announce our team will be partnering with Service Canada to host a passport and Social Insurance Number (SIN) walk-in assistance clinic next Wednesday…
September 20, 2022
Second Reading of Canada Disability Benefit (CDB)
Today, I was honoured to rise in the House of Commons to speak to the importance and urgency of MPs voting to pass the Canada…
September 15, 2022
Emergency Relief for Pakistan
In response to the catastrophic floods in Pakistan, our government is matching donations made to the Humanitarian Coalition, up to a maximum of $3 million,…
September 14, 2022
Hot off the Press: Newsletter #37
Excited to unveil our latest newsletter filled with updates on our record investments in local affordable housing and flood mitigation while bringing the voice of…
September 13, 2022
Delivering Relief for Canadians
This afternoon, our government announced new actions to help Canadians with rising costs of living. We are enhancing the GST tax credit, providing dental care…
September 12, 2022
Book of Condolence Signing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
I was honoured to sign the Book of Condolences for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second on behalf of the residents of #WindsorTecumseh at Government…
September 8, 2022
Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Incredibly saddened by the loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada‘s longest-reigning Sovereign. She will be remembered for her true authenticity and unprecedented commitment…
September 5, 2022
Celebrating Labour Day
We march on Labour Day to strengthen solidarity, to advocate for working families and all Canadians - and above all we march to say Thank…
September 3, 2022
Merchant Navy Veterans Day Ceremony
Beautiful and moving ceremony today commemorating Merchant Navy Veterans Day and honouring the 12,000 brave men and women who served during WWII to bring vital…
August 31, 2022
$33M Local Flood Prevention Investment
I ran on two promises in 2019: 1) Bring jobs to Windsor-Essex 2) Bring funding to fight flooding In spring, we announced $8.7B to create…
August 30, 2022
Visit to Stellantis Windsor Assembly Plant
Proud to tour Windsor Assembly Plant Stellantis North America today with Minister Omar Alghabra. We have the best skilled workforce in the world, building best-in-class…
August 30, 2022
Meeting with Pakistan-Canada Association
As millions of Pakistan's residents are displaced by catastrophic floods, it was important for Minister Omar Alghabra and I to meet with the Pakistan Canada…
August 30, 2022
Transport Minister Alghabra Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
As a big VIA Rail Canada user and fan, I was excited to join Transport Minister Omar Alghabra at the Windsor train station to announce…
August 24, 2022
Minister Ng Visits Windsor—Tecumseh
Great to grab lunch with Local 444 Unifor President Dave Cassidy and International Trade Minister Mary Ng to talk federal investment in EV & auto…
August 23, 2022
Meeting with Chamber of Commerce President Rakesh Naidu
Thank you to Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce president Rakesh Naidu for an excellent conversation about local business concerns plus opportunities for collaboration. Thank you…
August 22, 2022
$4.2M Voluntary Isolation Funding for Migrant Workers
Today, I was proud to announce a federal investment of $4.2 million for a voluntary isolation and recovery centre for agricultural migrant workers in Windsor-Essex…
August 20, 2022
Filipino Community Centre Meeting
Fantastic meeting with the Filipino Community Centre Windsor discussing issues of concern and opportunities for collaboration over a delicious meal at the Tropical Hut Philippine…
August 19, 2022
80th Anniversary of the Raid at Dieppe
It was the honour of a lifetime to join veterans and our community to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Raid on Dieppe. Thank you…
August 17, 2022
North American EV Tax Credit Signed into Law
Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed the new North American EV Tax Credit into law. It will provide Americans with rebates for the purchase of electric…
August 16, 2022
Supporting Black-Owned Businesses
Thrilled to support an incredible initiative boosting 275 Black owned and Black-led businesses through our federal government's $1.9 million investment via FedDev Ontario. Thank you…
August 15, 2022
Congratulations to Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Proud to share a letter of congratulations from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with Dave Leslie of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul on their…
August 12, 2022
$235K EV Charging Station Investment
Proud to join Councillor Ed Sleiman to announce a $235,000 project to build 20 electric vehicle charging stations for the City of Windsor fleet through…
August 10, 2022
North Bay Service Canada Consultations
Wonderful time in the lovely City of North Bay meeting great and innovative community organizations and friends including the Speaker of the House of Commons,…
August 9, 2022
City of Barrie Service Canada Consultations
Thank you beautiful City of Barrie! Appreciated the chance to meet with amazing local partners and hear how we can improve Service Canada. Beautiful city.…
August 8, 2022
MP Kusmierczyk Receives TECNA Innovation Award
Wow! What an incredible surprise, and such an honour to get to work together with hard working people passionate about leveraging technology to better their…
August 7, 2022
Windsor-Essex Pride Parade
Shauna and I had an AMAZING time marching in today's Pride Parade! How to even begin to describe the energy, the love and the togetherness!…
August 5, 2022
Meeting with UWSA
Excellent meeting today with the terrific new leadership of the  University of Windsor Students' Alliance (UWSA) to talk about the tremendous opportunities at the University…
August 5, 2022
University of Windsor Strategic Planning Meeting
Great to meet with Vincent Georgie and Frazier Fathers from the University of Windsor today. We had a terrific discussion of the university’s strategic plan…
August 5, 2022
Gordie Howe Bridge Progress
Thank you to the the fantastic workers and team at the Gordie Howe International Bridge for their work on this critical national project. The US…
August 4, 2022
Minister Hussen Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
Minister Ahmed Hussen and I were inspired meeting the brilliant young women blazing trails in St. Clair College’s  Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Women's…
August 4, 2022
New $170M Public Housing Investment
Proud to join the Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion Ahmed Hussen, Mayor Gary McNamara and Mayor Drew Dilkens to announce a transformational $170M…
August 3, 2022
US Consulate General Visits Windsor
Honoured to join local leaders in meeting with the US Consulate Toronto’s CG, Susan Crystal, at the University of Windsor EPICentre this afternoon to talk…
August 2, 2022
Pride Fest Kickoff
"Let's raise this beautiful flag - let's gather around it and be proud."   Today, our community came together to raise the Pride flag and…
July 30, 2022
Celebrating Emancipation
So honoured to join the Emancipation Jubilee celebrations thanks to the amazing organizers and volunteers of the Black Council of Windsor-Essex (BCWE)! A day to…
July 30, 2022
Visiting Bike Windsor-Essex
Met amazing young people running the Bike Windsor Essex in Walkerville - fixing & refurbishing bikes, sales, leading community programs! Passion. Knowledge. Skills. Great ambassadors…
July 29, 2022
Hospice of Windsor-Essex Visit
Inspired to meet brilliant & passionate Canada Summer Jobs students at the Hospice of Windsor and Essex County! They're sharing their social work, nursing, IT…
July 28, 2022
University of Windsor Centre for Cities Funding Announcement
Excited to announce $235,000 for the University of Windsor Centre for Cities - C4C & partners to support the McDougall Street Corridor Project that will…
July 28, 2022
Erie Wildlife Rescue Visit
A true honour to meet young people passionate about rescuing wildlife working hard at Erie Wildlife Rescue as part of the Canada Summer Jobs program!…
July 27, 2022
10% OAS Pension Increase for Seniors Aged 75+
Today, the Old Age Security (OAS) pension will be permanently increasing by 10% for seniors aged 75 and older. This historic increase will help pensioners…
July 27, 2022
Visit to SPIROL
Proud to visit the innovative team at SPIROL to learn about their exciting growth and to talk skills recruitment, public transit and more. Incredible to…
July 27, 2022
Meeting with Mayor Gary McNamara
Fantastic start to the day meeting Mayor Gary McNamara at Sandwich Nook to talk issues & opportunity in the Town of Tecumseh and across Windsor-Tecumseh…
July 26, 2022
Can-Am Fire and Police Games Kickoff
Terrific kickoff to the 2022 Can-Am Police Fire Games at the riverfront! Great food. Great music. Amazing volunteers! Kudos!
July 23, 2022
Bruce County Service Canada Consultation
Loved visiting beautiful Owen Sound and Collingwood & the Grey Bruce area to continue listening to Canadians about how we can keep making Service Canada…
July 22, 2022
Toronto Service Canada Consultation
The Toronto stop of our Service Canada conversation with Canadians brought us to the flagship where innovations improving accessibility are introduced. Great meeting passionate staff,…
July 20, 2022
New Canada Child Benefit (CCB) Increase
The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) helps thousands of Windsor—Tecumseh families every year with the rising costs of raising a family. Today - this benefit is…
July 19, 2022
Windsor-Essex Service Canada Consultation
Honoured to be part of the team leading the Government of Canada's cross-country consultations to improve Service Canada and very proud to kick-start our tour…
July 18, 2022
New Edition: Newsletter
Our latest newsletter is hot off the press and packed with updates including our work to make life more affordable for Windsor—Tecumseh residents.   Have…
July 15, 2022
Visiting Rocket Mortgage
Awesome meeting the Rocket Mortgage team today at their growing Windsor office drawing local and global talent here to #WindsorEssex - growing jobs and diversifying…
July 15, 2022
Climate Action Incentive Payments
Our federal government is putting more money back into the pockets of Windsor—Tecumseh residents. Today - the first universal tax-free Climate Action Incentive (CAI) payment…
July 14, 2022
Tecumseh-Windsor Slow Ride
I am so excited for my first ride of the season with the Tecumseh-Windsor Slow Ride. Hop on your bike and join us. It’s fun.…
July 14, 2022
Visit to Assumption College Catholic HS
Met inspiring English as a Second Language (ESL) students & teachers at Assumption College Catholic High School from such diverse journeys - Afghanistan, Macedonia, Ukraine,…
July 12, 2022
$5M Windsor Port Investment
Very proud to join Minister Omar Alghabra and Essex Terminal Railway announce a $5 million federal investment that grows jobs & solidifies Windsor Port’s position as…
July 11, 2022
$2M EV Charger Investment Update
Earlier this year we announced $2M for EV infrastructure across Windsor—Tecumseh. Today I was joined by the Minister of Labour, Seamus O'Regan, to announce that…
July 11, 2022
Minister O'Regan Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
Skilled trades workers drive our prosperity in Canada. We are working with our union partners to help support and train our workers across Canada. Thank…
July 9, 2022
Celebrating Eid-al-Adha
Today, Muslims across the world are celebrating Eid-al-Adha. This occasion marks the end of the holy pilgrimage of Hajj which serves as an opportunity of…
July 7, 2022
Age Well at Home Initative
Age Well at Home will provide funding to local organizations serving seniors & offering practical supports to help seniors stay at home longer and maintain…
July 5, 2022
Meeting the Frotan Family
My heart is grateful to meet with the newly settled Frotan family from Afghanistan - breaking bread and sharing a generous supper at their home…
July 3, 2022
Col. Poisson Mural in the Town of Tecumseh
Mural Proud to unveil a spectacular mural by DERKZ at Tecumseh Legion Branch 261 honouring the 100th anniversary the Town of Tecumseh and it's first…
July 2, 2022
Town of Tecumseh's 100th Anniversary
I want to congratulate the Town of Tecumseh and all of its residents on this incredible 100th anniversary milestone. Your town embodies a unique tradition…
July 1, 2022
Happy Canada Day
On this incredible day, I wish you, your family, your loved ones, and your neighbours all the best and a Happy Canada Day!
June 26, 2022
CNSC Windsor Croatia 60th Anniversary
Congratulations to CNSC Windsor Croatia on celebrating 60 years supporting sport and culture from youth to seniors across Windsor-Essex! Proud to share a congratulatory letter…
June 24, 2022
Congratulations to all the 2022 Graduates
With the school year winding down, I want to recognize the hard work of students in Windsor—Tecumseh and across Canada. Congratulations to all the 2022…
June 23, 2022
Securing Federal Funding for the Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families
Delighted to announce $552,000 in federal funding towards the new safe and secure Welcome Centre Shelter for Women and Families. Learn more: https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/new-shelter-for-women-and-families-to-open-tuesday-feds-announce-550k-in-support?fbclid=IwAR2rZ0S3hwMmGR_9I7KaS8EU3kmvRaYzwm-3jYl3uAProvw4KQQyA991U0w 
June 21, 2022
National Indigenous Peoples Day
Today on National Indigenous Peoples Day we honour and celebrate the rich and diverse culture, voices, experiences and contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis…
June 18, 2022
Pride Month Bird Walk at Ojibway Park
Loved taking part in today's Pride Month Bird Walk at Ojibway Park thanks to Essex County Nature, The Friends Of Ojibway Prairie, and OFO -…
June 16, 2022
Bill C-224
Stood with firefighters in Parliament on June 16th in support of Bill C-224 to establish a national framework to prevent and treat cancers linked to…
June 14, 2022
Meeting with the Polish Delegation
Proud to host a meeting with the Speaker of the Polish Parliament Ms. Elżbieta Witek - poseł na Sejm RP and the parliamentary delegation from…
June 13, 2022
Filipino Heritage Month
This weekend on June 12th Filipino Canadians and Filipinos around the world celebrated their 124th Philippines Independence Day. As well, this month is the fourth…
June 13, 2022
Meeting with the Ukrainian Delegation
Met with Ukrainian MPs Rustem Umerov, Yevheniia Kravchuk, and Ukrainian Ambassador Yulia Kovaliv together with Canadian MPs and Canada-Ukraine parliamentary interns to discuss our shared…
June 10, 2022
Ojibway Urban National Park Windsor Star Interview
Excellent article in the Windsor Star about the Ojibway National Urban Park. Hint: it's getting built! Learn more: https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/ojibway-national-urban-park-could-be-reality-in-2024-says-kusmierczyk PHOTO BY DAX MELMER /Windsor Star
June 8, 2022
Meeting with the Japanese Embassy Delegation
Met with Mr. Tokuro Furuya Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Japan and Mr. Takeshi Nukui, First Secretary. We discussed Canada-Japan relations, the…
June 8, 2022
Italian Heritage Month
Each June, we join the over 1.5 million Canadians of Italian descent to celebrate Italian Heritage Month, which provides us an opportunity to recognize the…
June 6, 2022
Standing Against Islamophobia
We gathered under the Peace Tower to honour the Afzaal Family who one year ago were murdered on a family walk because of their Muslim…
June 5, 2022
World Environment Day
On World Environment Day we continue our dedicated hard work to establish an Ojibway National Urban Park that is already well under way, and the…
June 5, 2022
Showcasing Local Talent at Art in the Park
Proud to partner with Enactus St.Clair College to promote student artist entrepreneurs at Art in the Park . Thank you Rotary Club of Windsor for the…
June 3, 2022
Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Community Hero Award
To help celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking her 70th anniversary on the throne, help us recognize community members who demonstrated service-above-self…
June 3, 2022
Establishing a Canada Disability Benefit
Yesterday, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, Carla Qualtrough, reintroduced ground-breaking legislation that would establish a new Canada Disability Benefit (CDB).   The…
June 2, 2022
Disability Inclusion Roundtable
Proud to join fantastic leaders and advocates for a great roundtable on disability inclusion. Timely discussion of employment strategy, housing, modernizing benefit delivery and strengthening…
June 2, 2022
Keeping Windsor-Tecumseh Safe from Gun Violence
"Canadians want guns off their streets and out of their neighbourhoods." Bill C-21 builds on our work to: freeze market on hand guns, address family…
June 1, 2022
$247M Skilled Trades Apprenticeship Investment
Skilled trades drive our economic recovery. Thrilled Employment and Workforce Development Minister Carla Qualtrough announced $247 million to support 25,000 new apprenticeships through the new…
May 31, 2022
Taking Action to Protect Windsor-Tecumseh from Gun Violence
Today, our Government is taking the strongest action in a generation to keep communities like Windsor—Tecumseh safe from gun violence. Bill C-21 will implement a…
May 31, 2022
Opening of Farrow Riverside Miracle Park
Delighted to kickoff National AccessAbility Week by rising in Parliament to proudly highlight the opening of Farrow Riverside Miracle Park! During National AccessAbility Week 2022…
May 29, 2022
Celebrating Polish Heritage Month
A beautiful celebration of Polish Heritage Month at Dom Polski recognizing the immeasurable contribution of Polish-Canadians to building a vibrant, prosperous and generous community here…
May 27, 2022
Serbian Ambassador visits Windsor-Tecumseh
Appreciated our tour of the wonderful Serbian Heritage Museum at the Serbian Centre with Ambassador Dejan Ralevic (Embassy of Serbia in Canada). Thank you to…
May 26, 2022
Funding Community Art Projects
Proud to join the Windsor-Essex Community Foundation, the Downtown Windsor BIA and partners this morning in the beautiful new Art Alley to announce funding for…
May 25, 2022
Ukraine Stakeholders Meeting
Delighted to join local leaders from the Ukrainian community and our terrific settlement agencies to strengthen collaboration and discuss the road ahead in helping Ukrainian…
May 24, 2022
Meeting with Mayor Drew Dilkens
It was great to be back at City Hall this morning talking jobs, affordable housing, green infrastructure, and Ojibway Shores with Mayor Drew Dilkens.  
May 23, 2022
Happy Victoria Day
Wishing everyone in #Windsor-Tecumseh a Happy Victoria Day!
May 21, 2022
Celebrating Windsor's 130th Birthday
It was great joining Windsorites this morning for the Mayor's Walk and to celebrate our beautiful City of Windsor’s 130th birthday!        …
May 19, 2022
Meeting Minister of Housing and Diversity & Inclusion
Appreciated good talk with Housing Minister Ahmed Hussen about opportunities to build more affordable housing in Windsor-Tecumseh through the Rapid Housing Initiative and the Housing…
May 4, 2022
Celebrating Asian Heritage Month
In May, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Asian Heritage Month - and Shauna and I were so proud to join our friends at a…
May 3, 2022
Poland Constitution Day
Today, Polish-Canadians celebrate the 231st anniversary of Poland's adoption of the Constitution of May 3rd - the oldest written constitution in Modern Europe. Poles around…
May 2, 2022
Third Shift Secured: $3.6B Investment at Stellantis
Another great day for Windsor-Essex! I was proud to join Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister François-Philippe Champagne at Stellantis to announce a $3.6 billion…
May 2, 2022
Eid Mubarak
Tonight, Muslims in Windsor-Tecusmeh and across Canada will mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan to celebrate Eid al-Fitr. On behalf of myself…
May 1, 2022
International Workers Day
Today on International Workers Day, I was proud to join workers and unions from across Windsor-Essex at the rally in Charles Clark Square to celebrate…
April 29, 2022
$36M EV Research Investment
Pleased this morning to announce on behalf of Minister François-Philippe Champagne $36 million in federal funding through Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen) to support 15…
April 28, 2022
Blood Ban to be Lifted
I am proud to be a part of a progressive government that listens to science and helps advance 2SLGBTQ+ rights across Canada. Thank you to…
April 28, 2022
National Day of Mourning
Every worker has the right to a healthy and safe workplace, and to return home safely at the end of their workday. On the National…
April 27, 2022
Holocaust Rememberance Day
Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we remember the six million innocent Jewish men, women, and children who were systematically murdered by the German Nazis during…
April 26, 2022
Delivering Remarks at Canada Building Trades Union
Honoured to bring remarks to Canada's Building Trades Unions conference highlighting our government's strong relationship with labour and skilled workers. Skilled trades are the heartbeat…
April 24, 2022
Happy Orthodox Easter
Today, Orthodox Christians and Eastern Rite Catholics in Windsor-Tecumseh and around the world celebrate Easter. I wish everyone observing a very happy and blessed Easter!…
April 21, 2022
Minister Jaczek Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
Welcome back home to Windsor—Tecumseh, Minister Helena Jaczek In the morning, we had an excellent discussion with Invest WindsorEssex and partners on how our government…
April 17, 2022
Happy Easter
He is risen, Alleluia! Wishing a blessed Easter to all families in Windsor-Tecumseh!
April 15, 2022
Happy Passover
I wish a Happy Passover to all those celebrating the season of renewal and the ancient and enduring story of deliverance from slavery. To all:…
April 15, 2022
Good Friday
It is finished. The scripture is fulfilled. Standing before the symbol of Christ's sacrifice, let us ask for peace in our hearts and in our…
April 14, 2022
Meeting Indian Consul General Srivastava
It was a pleasure to join local leaders to welcome Consul General Srivastava from India in Toronto -Consulate General of India at India47 Restaurant in…
April 13, 2022
Minister Hussen Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
It was the highest honour for Minister ⁦‪Ahmed Hussen‬⁩ and I to join Ahmad and Mursal for Iftar at Hamoudi's Shawarma. This brave Afghan family…
April 13, 2022
Minister Gould Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
It was a pleasure to host Minister Karina Gould and local partners at the site of the new affordable housing project on Meadowbrook Lane to…
April 11, 2022
Public Safety Minister Mendicino Visits Windsor-Tecumseh
In light of the shooting at the east-end bowling alley on Saturday the Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino and I met with Windsor Police…
April 10, 2022
Shooting in East Windsor
Our community is shocked by the shooting in East Windsor. Gun violence has no place in any community in Canada, and all levels of government…
April 9, 2022
Remembering Vimy Ridge
April 1917. Canada's heroic soldiers fought through sleet, mud and artillery and machine gun fire in the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Their bravery and sacrifice…
April 8, 2022
WATCH: Recognizing Anne Jarvis, Tony Doucette, and Jim Crichton
Yesterday, I had the privilege to rise in Parliament to honour the work of Anne Jarvis at the Windsor Star, Jim Crichton at CTV Windsor,…
April 8, 2022
Local Conversation on National School Food Program with Minister Gould
Wonderful conversation this morning with Canada's Minister of Children & Families Karina Gould and local leaders. Windsor-Essex is ready to lead the way on a…
April 7, 2022
Meeting with Caldwell First Nation
Appreciated meeting with Chief Duckworth and the Caldwell First Nation on Parliament Hill today - discussing key issues such as the Jay Treaty and committing…
April 7, 2022
Federal Budget 2022 is now Released
Budget 2022 is now live! This budget is focused on Canadians. In this Budget, we are: Making it easier for Canadians to buy a home;…
April 4, 2022
Securing $20/Month Internet for Low-Income Seniors and Families
Internet access is no longer a luxury, it’s an essential resource. It helps Canadians find jobs, keep in touch with family, sell their goods and…
April 2, 2022
Celebrating Ramadan
During April, Muslims across the world will celebrate Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak to all Muslims in Windsor-Tecumseh and in Canada. Wishing you and your family all…
April 1, 2022
WATCH: Delivering for Windsor-Tecumseh
One of the best days ever - getting to rise in Parliament days after our federal government announced a historic $5 billion battery investment in…
April 1, 2022
Delivering $2.5M in Federal Support for Windsor Businesses impacted by Blockade
Proud to be in Sandwich Towne this morning to announce more than $2.5M in federal support for businesses impacted by the illegal Ambassador Bridge blockade.…
March 31, 2022
Celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility
Today on International Transgender Day of Visibility we celebrate the diversity and spirit of transgender, Two-Spirit and non-binary people. Each one of us deserves to…
March 29, 2022
$24M Investment to Expand Broadband in Rural Windsor-Essex
Proud to announce another "game changing" federal investment for our region: $24 million to connect 1,200 rural households to high-speed reliable broadband internet thanks to…
March 28, 2022
Affordable Child Care Secured for Windsor-Tecumseh Families
Today, our federal government delivered another transformative investment: $10 a Day Child Care! Our plan will cut child care fees in half for Windsor-Tecumseh Moms…
March 23, 2022
$5B EV Battery Plant to be built in Windsor-Tecumseh
Proud to join my colleagues François-Philippe Champagne and Omar Alghabra to announce the largest ever auto investment in Canada’s history – right here in Windsor-Tecumseh.…
March 22, 2022
MEDIA ADVISORY: Historic Auto Announcement in Windsor-Tecumseh.
MEDIA ADVISORY: Government of Canada to make historic auto announcement in Windsor-Tecumseh.
March 20, 2022
WATCH: Celebrating Nowruz
Wishing all those who are celebrating Nowruz in Windsor-Tecumseh and around the world today a very Happy New Year. Nowruz Pyrouz!
March 18, 2022
Announcing $20M in New Affordable Housing for Windsor-Tecumseh
Pleased to announce $20 million to build new affordable housing in Windsor-Essex with my friend Minister Ahmed Hussen. In last 3 years, our federal government…
March 17, 2022
Happy Holi
This week, South Asian communities in Windsor-Tecumseh, in Canada and around the world will celebrate Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours. It is…
March 16, 2022
Happy Purim
Tonight at sundown, Jewish communities in Windsor-Tecumseh and worldwide will celebrate the start of Purim. This holiday is a reminder of the resilience and courage…
March 15, 2022
Ukrainian President Zelensky Addresses Parliament
Residents of Windsor-Tecumseh were with me in the House of Commons today on this unforgettable day for the stirring address of Parliament by the courageous…
March 15, 2022
Officially Banned from Russia
Today I learned I am #135 on the list of Canadians banned by the Russian Government from entering Russia. We will not back down from…
March 13, 2022
Ukrainian National Federation Meeting and Town Hall
I was pleased to join two meetings today. The first a Town Hall with residents on Ukraine organized by the local chapters of the Ukrainian…
March 10, 2022
Announcing $2.1M to Modernize Lesperance Road VIA Rail Crossing
Terrific to join Mayor Gary McNamara and Council at the beautifully-renovated Tecumseh Town Hall this morning. Together, we announced $2.1M in funding to modernize the…
March 8, 2022
Happy International Women's Day!
Today, I think about and I am grateful for the strong, caring and compassionate role models in my life. To all the amazing women who…
March 6, 2022
Securing EV Battery Supply Chain
Big News: Canada has landed major piece of electric battery supply chain! Our government is putting key pieces together that is turning Canada into a…
February 28, 2022
Taking Action to Support Ukraine
Yesterday, Canada announced that we will send an additional $25 million of protective equipment, including helmets, body armour, gas masks and night vision gear, to…
February 27, 2022
Standing in Solidarity with Ukraine
Today, my team and I joined the many voices in Lanspeary Park, in Windsor-Tecumseh and across Canada standing in solidarity with our Ukrainian brothers and…
February 26, 2022
Meeting With Ukrainian Members of Parliament
Remarkable conversation today with Ukrainian Members of Parliament. It's 9pm Kyiv time. Air raid sirens outside their apartment windows. They're preparing for another night of…
February 24, 2022
Condemnation of Russian Invasion of Ukraine
I condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia's brutal and unprovoked attack of a peaceful Ukraine. I stand with our proud and strong Ukrainian-Canadian community…
February 22, 2022
Minister Algahbra visits Windsor-Tecumseh
This week, I had the pleasure of hosting Minister Omar Alghabra in Windsor-Tecumseh. We spoke with local business owners, workers and UNIFOR members about the…
February 21, 2022
WATCH: My Remarks on the Invocation of the Emergencies Act
Yesterday, I rose in the House of Commons to speak about the Emergencies Act that will be voted upon today. It is a historic debate,…
February 16, 2022
Investing in an Ojibway National Urban Park
Proud to stand up in Parliament and advance Ojibway National Urban Park! Last week our government provided the City of Windsor $600,000 to help our…
February 15, 2022
New Changes to COVID-19 Border Measures
Today, we announced a series of adjustments to the border measures currently in place. These changes represent the beginning of a responsible, phased easing of…
February 14, 2022
WATCH: Prime Minister Trudeau Listens to Windsor-Tecumseh
Thank you Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for listening to Windsor-Tecumseh residents, workers and businesses from day one of the Ambassador Bridge blockade — and taking…
February 14, 2022
My Statement on the Invocation of the Emergencies Act
My statement on our government invoking the Emergencies Act this afternoon. The aim of these temporary measures is to restore the rule of law, protect…
February 9, 2022
WATCH: Prime Minister Trudeau Stands Up for Windsor-Tecumseh
Thank you Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for having the backs of Windsor-Tecumseh workers and businesses during the bridge blockade. Thank you for the courage and…
February 9, 2022
Meeting with Local Ukrainian Community
I want to thank members of our local Ukrainian community who spoke with me about the situation in Ukraine and shared concerns that I will…
February 8, 2022
Update on Ambassador Bridge Blockade
Sharing an update and my thoughts on the bridge blockade on my way to Parliament Hill this morning.
February 7, 2022
Canada is Hiring A Chief Nursing Officer
COVID reinforces for Canadians the importance of our nurses who face increased pressures. I'm proud our federal government is hiring a Chief Nursing Officer to…
February 7, 2022
Creating a National School Nutrition Program
Proud to rise in the House of Commons last week to talk about our federal government's commitment to create a National School Nutrition Program. A…
February 6, 2022
Special "Thank You" to Dr. Doko and Team
Proud to rise in the House to thank Dr. Magbule Doko and her team for partnering on our pop-up vaccine clinic in front of our…
February 4, 2022
WATCH: Standing With Ukraine
As Canadians, we must stand united in support of Ukraine. My message to our Ukrainian friends – and to all Canadians – is that Canada…
February 2, 2022
Moving Towards an Ojibway National Urban Park
Our community took a big step toward an Ojibway National Urban Park! This week our federal government through Parks Canada at Environment and Natural Resources…
February 2, 2022
Celebrating Black History Month
I wish everyone a happy Black History Month where we come together to recognize and celebrate the rich history, culture and contributions of Black Canadians…
February 1, 2022
Happy Lunar New Year
Happy Lunar New Year to all our friends and neighbours celebrating across Asian-Canadian communities in Windsor-Tecumseh and Canada, bringing hearts together in the spirit of…
January 31, 2022
WATCH: Update From Parliament Hill
Good morning everyone from Parliament Hill - its going to be a busy week working to: Support Canadians during pandemic Support workers Support businesses Support…
January 28, 2022
Virtual Visit from Health Minister Duclos
Special thanks to Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos for taking time to hear from Windsor-Essex leaders about the importance of continued federal support for the Isolation…
January 26, 2022
WATCH: #BellLetsTalk Day
Today on #BellLetsTalk Day let's be kind and check in with our family, friends, neighbours, co-workers and yes - even with ourselves. Spark a conversation…
January 26, 2022
Celebrating the 73rd Republic Day of India
Today we join Indo-Canadians across Canada and around the world celebrating the 73rd Republic Day of India, and at the same time we recognize the…
January 21, 2022
First Canada Child Benefit Payment of 2022
Yesterday, parents received their first payment of the year for the Canada Child Benefit – a program our government launched to provide the support parents…
January 21, 2022
Prime Minister Trudeau Joins Dan MacDonald on AM800
This morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Dan MacDonald on AM800 to discuss affordable housing, border measures, truckers and other issues important to Windsor-Tecumseh residents.…
January 20, 2022
Information on Canada Learning Bond (CLB)
Through the Canada Learning Bond, families can receive $2,000 per child to a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) to save for post-secondary education. ZERO personal…
January 19, 2022
Applications for Canada Volunteer Awards now Open
Whether Canadians volunteer out of a desire to contribute to their communities, to use their skills and experience, or because they have been personally affected…
January 19, 2022
Requesting an Emergency Debate on Russian Aggression Near Ukraine
Proud to join Etobicoke Centre MP Yvan Baker and caucus colleagues requesting an urgent debate in Parliament on the Russian military build-up on Ukraine's doorstep. We…
January 17, 2022
A Pop-Up Vaccination Clinic to Remember
Today and tonight were filled with so many moments of warmth to remember always. Our little Pop Up Vaccine Clinic at the Constituency Office brought…
January 15, 2022
Delivering Flyers for our Vaccination Clinic
Team Irek was out delivering flyers for our Forest Glade Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic this Monday, Jan. 17th. Open to all eligible residents. When: Monday, 4-8pm…
January 13, 2022
$2.2M Local Electric Vehicle Charging Station Investment
Thanks to terrific leaders and partners - Essex Powerlines Corporation and Mayor Gary McNamara - our federal investment of $2.2 million will create 300 new…
January 12, 2022
Investing in Windsor-Made Affordable Housing Solutions
Yesterday I was proud to announce that a local partnership behind a truly Made-in-Windsor affordable housing solution is receiving $2.2 million from our federal government…
January 11, 2022
Hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Proud to collaborate with Dr. Doko to host a COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic in our community office parking lot located at 9733 Tecumseh Rd E,…
January 6, 2022
Celebrating Christian Orthodox, Eastern Rite Catholic, and Coptic Christian Christmas
Today, Christian Orthodox, Eastern Rite Catholic, and Coptic communities in #WindsorTecumseh and around the world celebrate Christmas Eve. The holiday is an opportunity to focus…
January 4, 2022
Emergency Lockdown Benefits Available
The news yesterday from Ontario Premier Doug Ford is without doubt hard on families, workers and businesses. But as in the last 22 months, we…
December 30, 2021
Extending Cross-Border Tax Relief
Cross-Border Tax Relief: We've worked hard to extend the 2020 admin relief for Canadian-resident cross-border workers Thank you Minister Diane Lebouthillier and Team, the 30+…
December 25, 2021
Merry Christmas to Windsor-Tecumseh
Merry Christmas, everyone!
December 23, 2021
WATCH: Minister Fraser Recognizes Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex
Appreciate Immigration Minister Sean Fraser taking the time to recognize the tremendous work of the Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex in helping to create a welcoming…
December 21, 2021
Celebrating Shab-e Yalda
Tonight, families from Persian, Afghan, Tajik, Azeri and Kurdish communities in Windsor-Tecumseh, across Canada and worldwide, will be marking the winter solstice by celebrating Shab-e…
December 21, 2021
Update on Improvements to Cabana Road West
Great to join Mayor Drew Dilkens and Ward 1 Councillor Fred Francis to provide an update on the $26.8 million Phase 3 and 4 improvements…
December 21, 2021
Minister Qualtrough Speaks with Irek
Thank you Minister Carla Qualtrough for taking time to discuss key issues for #WindsorTecumseh - supporting auto, casino & migrant workers - and national priorities…
December 17, 2021
Canada Summer Jobs Employer Applications Now Open
Calling employers in Windsor-Tecumseh! Canada Summer Jobs applications are open! Canada Summer Jobs helps small businesses & organizations hire talented young people to boost their…
December 13, 2021
My Statement on the 40th Anniversary of the Imposition of Martial Law in Poland
Today I spoke in the Parliament of Canada to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the imposition of Martial Law in Poland. Tonight, Polish-Canadians across Canada…
December 11, 2021
Advocating for the Canadian Automotive Industry Against America's Build Back Better Bill
Appreciated speaking with Minister Mary Ng today about Canada's strong advocacy to get damaging US-only EV incentives out of America's Build Back Better bill.  …
December 9, 2021
Investments in Affordable Housing
We've seen more investment in affordable housing in Windsor-Tecumseh in the last 2 years than we saw in 10 years under the Harper Conservatives, including:…
December 8, 2021
60th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594
Congratulations to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 594 on their 60th Anniversary - that is 60 remarkable years in service and support of those who served…
December 7, 2021
Meeting with the Members of the Muslim Community
Tonight I met with the Muslim community at Windsor Mosque to discuss China's human rights violations against Uyghur Muslims. I heard stories of hardship and pain. Having…
December 7, 2021
Summer Leadership Program 2022
December 4, 2021
Team Irek Attends the the Windsor Santa Parade
Team Irek had so much fun at the Windsor Santa Parade handing out candy canes today.   Thank you to all the organizers and our…
December 3, 2021
Appointment to Serve as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
December 2, 2021
International Day of Persons With Disabilities Remarks
Tomorrow, December 3rd is the International Day of Persons With Disabilities. I was proud  to ask my friend & colleague Minister Carla Qualtrough to inform…
December 2, 2021
Congratulations Dwight Duncan!
December 1, 2021
Bill C-4 An Act to Amend the Criminal Code (Conversion Therapy)
November 27, 2021
Bill C-3 to Boost Sick Leave and Support Healthcare Against Harassment
 
November 26, 2021
Paying Tribute to Rosalie Trombley in the House of Commons
I was honoured to rise in the House of Commons today to pay tribute to a radio music legend - Rosalie Trombley - a fellow…
November 25, 2021
New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) Accepting Applications
The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is now accepting applications for grants until December 21, 2021. NHSP is a federal grants and contributions program…
November 19, 2021
Easing PCR Test Requirements Upon Entry to Canada
Today, our government provided three important updates. The first - the PCR test requirement will be lifted on November 30th for fully vaccinated Canadians and…
November 12, 2021
Working Together to Strengthen Our Community
With a grateful heart, I officially begin a new term as the Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, honoured beyond words to serve our residents, and…
November 11, 2021
Remembrance Day 2021 Pt. 2
I feel blessed to be able to participate in today's beautiful Remembrance Day ceremony. With grateful hearts we laid wreaths at the Cenotaph and together…
November 10, 2021
Polish Independence Day
For Polish-Canadians, November 11th is a time to honour veterans, celebrate the bond between Canada & Poland and commemorate Polish Independence Day. To veterans of…
November 9, 2021
Swearing-In Ceremony
Proud and honoured to be sworn in this evening as the Member of Parliament for #WindsorTecumseh among an amazing family of volunteers in a virtual…
November 6, 2021
Remembrance Day 2021
A beautiful day to honour the Canadian men and women who served and sacrificed during moving remembrance ceremonies organized by Riverside Royal Canadian Legion Branch…
November 5, 2021
Mary and Henry Bibb Plaque Restored
Delighted to see the Mary and Henry Bibb plaque restored in Sandwich.   My sincerest Thank You to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and his team at…
November 4, 2021
Minister of Transport Alghabra meets with Community Leaders in Windsor-Tecumseh
Glad to host Minister Omar Alghabra yesterday for four critical meetings with our Windsor-Tecumseh Mayors and community leaders to discuss airport, PCR and border measures,…
November 2, 2021
Diabetes Awareness Month
This November is Diabetes Awareness Month where we recognize the courage of Canadians living with diabetes, those raising awareness & working towards finding a cure.…
November 1, 2021
Shine the Light Windsor
It was an honour to wear purple today and stand in solidarity with all the courageous survivors of women abuse. I’m proud to support the…
October 24, 2021
World Polio Day
Today on World Polio Day we proudly recognize and celebrate the tremendous passion and leadership of Rotarians and the Rotary clubs around the world in…
October 21, 2021
Special Bulletin: Stellantis Announcement
Dear Neighbours and Friends, The terrible news that broke from Stellantis on Friday was a gut punch for Windsor Assembly Plant workers and their families…
August 13, 2021
Summer 2021 Accountability Report
It has been an honour and a pleasure to serve Windsor-Tecumseh as your Member of Parliament and Strong Voice in Ottawa! Please take a moment…
August 9, 2021
The Honourable Karina Gould, the Minister of International Development visits Windsor-Essex!
I was pleased to welcome The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development in Windsor today. This morning we joined City of Windsor Mayor Drew…
August 9, 2021
Federal government signs Statement of Collaboration with City of Windsor to work towards the establishment of Ojibway National Urban Park
Proud to join my friend and colleague, the Honourable Karina Gould, to announce the signing of a statement of collaboration between our Federal Government and…
August 5, 2021
Announcing $20 million in funding to connect Township of Pelee to high-speed internet
Proud to join Pelee Island Deputy Mayor Dave Dawson and Essex County Warden Gary McNamara to announce an investment of nearly $20 million to connect…
August 5, 2021
Government of Canada announces a National Urban Parks Program that puts Ojibway on the fast track
Exciting news Windsor-Essex! Today Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the creation of a National Urban Parks Program empowering Parks Canada to work with local communities like…
August 3, 2021
Investing over $3 million in Windsor to improve public infrastructure
The health and well-being of Canadians are top priorities for the governments of Canada and Ontario. Communities across Canada are on the frontlines of the…
July 30, 2021
Visiting UHC Hub of Opportunities with Minister Ahmed Hussen
Throughout the pandemic, UHC Hub of Opportunities has been dedicated to meeting the needs of vulnerable people living in #WindsorEssex county - helping over 115,000…
July 30, 2021
Announcing a total federal investment of $99.3 million in affordable housing in Windsor-Essex
I was excited to join Ahmed Hussen, the Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development in Windsor-Tecumseh - along with Mayor Drew Dilkens and Mayor…
July 27, 2021
Korean War Veterans Day Message
I was honoured to join the beautiful Korean War Veterans Day commemoration honouring the 27,000 brave Canadians who fought in the Korean War including the…
July 27, 2021
Announcing $1.02 million in funding from our federal government to modernize YQG Airport
I am pleased to join the YQG Windsor International Airport CEO Mark Galvin and the City of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens to announce over $1…
July 23, 2021
$27,000 in Federal Funding for On-demand Transit Services in Tecumseh
I was delighted to join Tecumseh Mayor Gary McNamara and Council at the beautiful new Town Hall to announce $27,000 in federal funding from our…
July 23, 2021
A Message on the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo
The Olympic flame in Tokyo 2020 is officially lit!   Best of luck to all Canadian athletes and our own Kylie Masse, Jordan Steen, Brandon…
July 22, 2021
Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra visits Windsor-Essex!
I was pleased to welcome Transport Minister Omar Alghabra in Windsor today. This morning we joined Local 444 Unifor to discuss community priorities and announce…
July 20, 2021
Increase in the Canada Child Benefit
As promised! Today our Government is increasing the Canada Child Benefit to keep up with the rising cost of living, allowing more Canadian families to…
July 20, 2021
A Message on Eid al-Adha
Eid Mubarak to our Muslim community in Windsor-Tecumseh and around the world celebrating Eid Al-Adha. The end of the Hajj provides an opportunity to reflect…
July 19, 2021
Easing border measures for fully vaccinated travellers entering Canada - Permitting discretionary travel for citizens and permanent residents of the United States
Backgrounder On September 7, 2021, provided that Canada’s COVID-19 epidemiology remains favourable, the Government intends to open Canada’s borders for discretionary travel by travellers from any country…
July 19, 2021
A Discussion with the Prime Minister
Appreciated the opportunity this morning to speak with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the border - conveying the impact of COVID on families & businesses…
July 14, 2021
Federal Government Announces Job and Tourism Supports
“The federal government is offering long-term economic support to help a struggling & battered industry. It’ll help us recover and create jobs and growth”.  …
July 7, 2021
Old Age Security to be automatically Increased by almost $100 over the coming year and older Seniors to receive $500 one-time payment in August
Today, Canada’s Minister of Seniors, Deb Schulte, announced the highest quarterly adjustment to existing OAS payments since July 2014. She also confirmed that our government…
July 6, 2021
Mary Simon appointed as the first Indigenous Governor General in Canada's history
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that on his recommendation, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved the appointment of Mary Simon as the next Governor…
July 1, 2021
Canada Day Message
Happy Canada Day! I hope you get a chance to relax or explore or come together - take time to celebrate this beautiful country, to…
June 29, 2021
Minister Marco Mendicino Visits Windsor-Essex and Meets with Local Organizations Supporting Newcomers and Migrant Workers
I was pleased to join Minister Marco Mendicino of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada at Highline Mushrooms today to highlight the tremendous regional collaboration and…
June 28, 2021
A Meeting to Advance Ojibway National Urban Park
I was delighted to organize a very productive meeting about advancing the Ojibway nature complex into a new National Urban Park with Mayor Dilkens, MP…
June 27, 2021
Team Irek Participates in the June 27th Miracle
Thank you to all the amazing volunteers & organizers driving the June 27th Miracle across Windsor-Essex. What an incredible day!
June 27, 2021
Supporting the LGBTQ2S+ Community at the Pride Community Hug Event
Team Irek had so much fun joining the Pride Community Hug event to show solidarity with the LGBTQ2S+ community in Windsor-Essex. A big shout out…
June 25, 2021
A Roundtable on the Canada Disability Benefit
I was proud to join disability advocates today for a roundtable with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Carla Qualtrough on the Canada Disability Benefit…
June 23, 2021
Celebrating Community Living Essex's 60th Anniversary
It was my honour and pleasure to bring greetings this evening at the 60th Annual General Meeting for Community Living Essex. Congratulations for 60 years…
June 17, 2021
MP Kusmierczyk announces Windsor Law Professor Laverne Jacobs' nomination for United Nations Committee
I was proud to make a historic announcement this afternoon that Canada nominates our very own Windsor Law Professor Laverne Jacobs to be Canada's first-ever…
June 17, 2021
Canada and Ontario invest over $2.9 Million in new Media Arts Centre in Windsor
Canadians everywhere are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their livelihoods and their way of life. Together, Canada and Ontario are working to…
June 17, 2021
A Conversation on the $5,000 Greener Homes Grant with The Morning Drive with Mike and Lisa of AM800 CKLW
Considering home renovations to improve energy efficiency? I chatted with The Morning Drive with Mike and Lisa today about the federal government's $5,000 Greener Homes…
June 11, 2021
A Conversation About Our Federal Efforts to Increase Vaccine Supply on CBC's Windsor Morning with Tony Doucette
I really enjoyed talking with Tony Doucette on CBC Windsor Morning today about our federal efforts to increase vaccine supply - including successfully negotiating the…
June 9, 2021
Statement on the Attacks in London, Ontario
As-salamu alaykum, On behalf of all residents of Windsor-Tecumseh, I express our heartfelt grief and condolences to the Muslim community in London, here in Windsor-Essex…
June 9, 2021
2828 Windsor Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps' Annual Ceremonial Review.
I was honoured to serve as Returning Officer at 2828 Windsor Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps' Annual Ceremonial Review. Congratulations to all the incredible…
June 9, 2021
A Conversation on Vaccine Supply and Distribution with The Morning Drive with Mike and Lisa of AM800 CKLW
Today I joined Mike & Lisa to discuss our efforts to increase vaccine supply and accelerate vaccine distribution, as well as addressing some of the…
June 7, 2021
Sunny Side Up #08: National AccessAbility Week with Dr. Laverne Jacobs, founder of the Law, Disability and Social Change Project at Windsor Law
Welcome to another edition of Sunny Side Up, an all day breakfast of positivity featuring people and stories that brighten, enlighten and - yes -…
June 7, 2021
National Indigenous History Month Message
During National Indigenous History Month we commemorate the history & heritage of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. This #NIHM2021 let us also commit to connecting with and elevating…
June 6, 2021
Portuguese Heritage Month Message
Canada is home to one of the largest Portuguese diasporas in the world and is enriched by its traditions, language, and culture. Canadians of Portuguese…
June 6, 2021
Canadian Armed Forces Day Message
Today, on Canadian Armed Forces Day - and the anniversary of the D-Day landing on the shores of Normandy - we honour the brave members…
June 5, 2021
Italian Heritage Month Message
I am proud to celebrate Italian Heritage Month in Canada, a time to showcase the rich culture and heritage of Italian Canadians. Canada is home…
June 4, 2021
Filipino Heritage Month Message
Canada is home to nearly one million people of Filipino descent, one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. June is Filipino Heritage Month, an…
June 3, 2021
Canada Day Lawn Sign Request
My office is offering Canada Day lawn signs again this year!  Reserve yours today if you don't have one already from last year: https://forms.gle/xGSi6e1DfFkzR9hx9 
May 31, 2021
Government of Canada invests $557,000 in projects to improve access to services for persons with disabilities in Windsor-Essex
It was wonderful to welcome back to Windsor-Tecumseh the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, to announce $557,000 in…
May 31, 2021
Statement on the Former Kamloops Residential School by MP Kusmierczyk
We are all heartbroken and horrified to learn of the mass grave containing the remains of 215 children on the site of the former Kamloops…
May 31, 2021
Sunny Side Up #07: Progress on the Gordie Howe International Bridge with Heather Grondin
Welcome to another edition of Sunny Side Up, an all day breakfast of positivity featuring people and stories that brighten, enlighten and - yes -…
May 28, 2021
A Conversation on Cross-Border Vaccines with The Morning Drive with Mike and Lisa of AM800 CKLW
Have a listen to my conversation on AM800 CKLW's The Morning Drive with Mike and Lisa, about the opportunity to access cross-border vaccines in Michigan.…
May 25, 2021
The Federal Government invests $25 million to help construct 99 new rental units in Windsor-Tecumseh
Affordable housing is the foundation for a healthy and prosperous community in Windsor-Tecumseh, and it is a fundamental human right. In our community, residents are…
May 25, 2021
Special Statement on Cross-Border Vaccines by MP Kusmierczyk
Dear Neighbours and Friends, Protecting Canadians has been our central focus these last fifteen months of the COVID-19 pandemic. From a personal standpoint, what adds additional…
May 23, 2021
Sunny Side Up #06: Lifting Children Out of the Cycle of Poverty in our Community with Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way Windsor-Essex
Welcome to episode #6 of our video series Sunny Side Up - an all-day breakfast of positivity featuring stories and people from Windsor-Tecumseh that brightens,…
May 21, 2021
Canada officially passes the U.S. in the percentage of population vaccinated with one dose
Today, Canada surpassed the United States in vaccines administered! Thanks to the tremendous teamwork at all levels of government and volunteers, healthcare professionals and pharmacies breaking daily vaccine…
May 20, 2021
Canada and Ontario invest over $78,000 for improvements to a youth community facility in Windsor
Across the country, Canadian youth are feeling the impact of COVID-19, on their families, their education, and their ability to connect with friends and their…
May 19, 2021
FedDev Ontario invests $7.5 million in Canada’s first automobility accelerator in Windsor-Essex
Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor–Essex, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for…
May 12, 2021
Canada Child Benefit
The Canada Child Benefit (CCB) has helped lift nearly 435,000 children out of poverty. In Windsor-Tecumseh alone, $90 million has made its way to parents.…
May 12, 2021
Statement on the Tensions in Jerusalem
The events transpiring in Israel and Palestine, and acts of violence at Al-Aqsa mosque, are unacceptable. The violence and deaths we’ve seen, including innocent children,…
May 11, 2021
Update on COVID-19 Vaccines
More than 16.5 million vaccine doses have been administered to Canadians, and we’ve delivered more than 20 million doses to the provinces and territories. Canada’s…
May 11, 2021
Statement on the Mistreatment and Arbitrary Detention of Polish Minority and Pro-democratic Groups in Belarus
M.P. Kusmierczyk rose in the House of Commons to speak out against the mistreatment and arbitrary detention of Polish minority & pro-democratic groups in Belarus.…
May 10, 2021
National Nursing Week
On this National Nursing Week, I extend our sincerest gratitude to all of the Nurses in Windsor-Tecumseh and across our region and from coast to coast…
May 9, 2021
Broadband Improvements in Windsor-Essex
Providing families and businesses access to high-speed internet is so key - especially now. I was proud to announce that our government's investment is connecting…
May 8, 2021
Canada Summer Jobs Program
Do you know a young person who needs a summer job? Have a listen to my conversation with The Morning Drive with Mike and Lisa AM800…
May 7, 2021
Canada sending COVID-19 support to India
Appreciated the chance to speak with Deputy High Commissioner of India to Canada Mr. Anshuman Gaur about Canada's strong solidarity with the people of India…
May 5, 2021
$2.2 million Canada Summer Jobs investment creates 532 jobs for youth in Windsor-Tecumseh
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on all Canadians, but especially on young Canadians. That is why the Government of Canada continues to…
April 27, 2021
Local researchers secure $200,000 from Canada’s Housing Supply Challenge
Last fall, the Government of Canada launched the Housing Supply Challenge, inviting citizens, stakeholders, and experts from across the country to propose solutions that remove…
April 22, 2021
MP Irek Kusmierczyk announces replacement of Mary and Henry Bibb plaque stolen from Windsor park
Today, Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, announced that the Government of Canada will replace the stolen Mary and Henry Bibb plaque in Windsor.…
April 21, 2021
Minister Fortier Budget 2021 Roundtable
Today we welcome the Hon.  Mona Fortier, Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance, to Windsor-Tecumseh for a roundtable discussion with the…
April 18, 2021
Sunny Side Up #05: Senior Barry Hickling Shares his Pandemic Experience & Advocacy in Long Term Care
Welcome to another episode of Sunny Side Up - an all-day-breakfast of positivity spotlighting people and stories from Windsor-Tecumseh that brightens, enlightens and yes sometimes…
April 15, 2021
New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates
News release April 14, 2021—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for…
April 13, 2021
Accountability Report: Year 1
It has been an honour and a pleasure to serve Windsor-Tecumseh as your Member of Parliament and Strong Voice in Ottawa! Please take a moment…
April 11, 2021
Sunny Side Up Episode 004: Talking with June Muir of the Unemployed Help Centre
  Welcome to another episode of Sunny Side Up - an all-day-breakfast of positivity spotlighting people and stories from Windsor-Tecumseh that brightens, enlightens and yes…
April 9, 2021
Government of Canada investing over $6 million to help improve safety of agri-food workers in southwestern Ontario
Government of Canada investing over $6 million to help improve safety of agri-food workers in southwestern Ontario  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadian food producers and…
April 7, 2021
FedDev Ontario investment helping fish and seafood sector in southwestern Ontario remain strong
FedDev Ontario investment helping fish and seafood sector in southwestern Ontario remain strong Nearly $1.5 million to four fish- and seafood-processors to minimize the impact…
April 3, 2021
Sunny Side Up #003: Discussing our rich Black History in Windsor-Essex with Irene Moore Davis
Welcome to another edition of Sunny Side Up, an all day breakfast of positivity featuring people and stories that brighten, enlighten and - yes -…
March 30, 2021
Government of Canada Announces Funding for Continued Support for the COVID-19 Agri-Worker Isolation and Recovery Centre in Windsor, Ontario
The Government of Canada is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and the variants of concern in Canada. Self-isolation is one of the most…
March 22, 2021
Sunny Side Up Podcasts
  Welcome to our new video podcast series Sunny Side Up - an all-day breakfast of positivity featuring stories and people from Windsor-Tecumseh that brightens,…
March 19, 2021
Support to Workers and Families Increases
The Government of Canada continues to help and support Canadian families and workers struggling to make ends meet because of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Over the…
March 18, 2021
Providing women in Windsor—Tecumseh with the skills and opportunities needed to build a stronger Canada
March 18, 2021             Windsor-Tecumseh, Ontario                        Office of Irek Kusmierczyk Canada’s economic recovery depends on young people being able to get good, well-paying jobs now and…
March 1, 2021
AstraZeneca Vaccine Approved by Health Canada
Today, Health Canada authorized two vaccines; the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, and developed in partnership with Oxford University, and, the Serum Institute of India’s…
February 20, 2021
Need help with taxes?
Tax season is here! Below are frequently asked questions our office has received pertaining to tax returns. If you need assistance filing your taxes please…
February 19, 2021
Government of Canada proposes increase to number of weeks for recovery benefits and EI regular benefits to ensure continued support for Canadian workers
February 19th, 2021 – Windsor-Tecumseh, Ontario From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada has been there for Canadians and provided them…
February 18, 2021
New measures to fight systemic racism
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the criminal justice system keeps all Canadians, their families, and communities safe. Recent events have further highlighted…
February 12, 2021
Government of Canada expands restrictions to international travel by land and air
February 12th, 2021 – Windsor-Tecumseh, Ontario Canada has some of the strictest travel and border measures in the world, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine for…
February 12, 2021
Government of Canada invests $53 million to address COVID-19 virus variants of concern
February 12th, 2021 – Windsor-Tecumseh, Ontario The Government of Canada is taking a multilayered approach to detecting and addressing variants of concern in Canada. To…
February 10, 2021
Government of Canada announces permanent public transit funding for communities
February 10th, 2021 – Windsor-Tecumseh, Ontario Investing in public transit infrastructure shortens commute times for families, creates good middle class jobs, grows our economy, and…
December 11, 2020
Minister Carla Qualtrough Virtual Tour Day
Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, to meet with Windsor-Essex Advocates and Leaders              …
November 26, 2020
Single Event Sports Betting Remarks
I invite you to read my remarks at today's official press conference with Minister David Lametti after formally tabling the Single Sports Betting legislation this…
October 26, 2020
Canada makes largest federal investment in Tecumseh’s history to protect the Town from flooding
Tecumseh, Ontario, October 26, 2020—The safety and well-being of Canadians remains the Government of Canada’s top priority as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The federal government…
October 8, 2020
Government of Canada partners with Ford Motor Company for battery electric vehicle manufacturing
Windsor-Tecumseh – As we continue to address the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19, we are also working toward a sustainable and greener economic…
September 22, 2020
The Speech from the Throne
Building A Stronger, More Sustainable and Resilient Canada Today, the Governor General presented the Speech from the Throne outlining our Government’s plan for building a…
September 17, 2020
Windsor-Essex Food Bank Funding
Windsor-Essex Food Bank Association receives $503,781 in federal funding to improve food security Food banks and other local food organizations across Canada are facing an…
September 7, 2020
Labour Day Message
Today, we celebrate Canada’s workers. We celebrate the countless contributions and sacrifices they have made through their labour and volunteerism to building up our community…
July 31, 2020
Support for Migrant Workers
 Since the very beginning of this pandemic, the Government of Canada has taken a number of important steps to ensure the safe arrival of temporary…
July 29, 2020
$1.34 million Delivered to Community Organizations
Our government has partnered with United Way Windsor-Essex to deliver $1.34 million in emergency funding to strengthen the ability of community organizations across Windsor-Essex to…
July 22, 2020
Funding for Amherstburg Bridge
Today, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Women and Gender and Rural Economic Development, I was pleased to announce an investment of $4.8…
July 7, 2020
Support for Public and Active Transportation
Today, I was delighted to join Mayor Drew Dilkens, Gary McNamara and MPP Rick Nicholls to announce $12.6 million in federal funding for 10 projects…
July 6, 2020
Support for Seniors
We're making sure seniors have the support they need.   If you receive Old Age Security, you will get an extra $300 the week of…
June 26, 2020
Support for Local Tourism
On Thursday June 25th  I announced that Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island was awarded $629,788.40 through the Regional Relief and Recover Fund (RRRF), part of…
May 22, 2020
Now Hiring: Communications Director
Windsor, ON – Office of Irek Kusmierczyk The Office of Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor-Tecumseh, is currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill…
May 8, 2020
Support for Cultural, Heritage and Sports Organizations
Windsor-Tecumseh's cultural, heritage and sports organizations help define our region's identity and are a source of civic pride.   In recognition of the crucial role…
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