Irek Kusmierczyk
Irek Kusmierczyk
Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh
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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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