July 2018 Newsletter

Summer Barbecue

As you may have heard by now, I have announced that I will not be running in the 2019 Federal Election. For 12 years I have had the privilege of representing the great people and businesses of Lambton-Kent-Middlesex and it has been a humbling time of my life. From now, until the October 2019 I look forward to continuing to work hard for my constituents and ensure Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is elected as Canada’s next Prime Minister. We have much work to do to ensure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is not elected for a second term.

Provincial Cabinet Sworn in

At the end of June the Provincial Conservative Government was sworn in at Queen’s Park. I look forward to working with Doug Ford and his cabinet, including my provincial counterpart, Monte McNaughton who was appointed Minister of Infrastructure. This is the first time in 40 years a member from Lambton-Kent-Middlesex has held a Ministerial position. It is great to see a cabinet with representation from rural Ontario.

U.S. Tariffs affecting businesses in LKM

On June 2nd, 2018 the U.S. Tariffs came into effect. I have been meeting with local businesses to discuss the impact these tariffs are already having or will soon have on their companies. Last week, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announced up to $2 billion in financial aid to the steel and aluminum manufacturing industries. This threat had been looming for over a year and instead of putting forward a concrete plan, Justin Trudeau failed to provide any measures in the 2018 budget to prepare the steele and aluminum industry. As conservatives our top priority is to have these tariffs removed on Canadian steel and aluminum and will continue to work to defend local jobs.

Did you know?

• Canada is as tall as it is wide
• In 1816 Canada didn’t have a summer. In fact, people were sledding in the eastern part of the country
• Windsor Ontario is the thunderstorm capitol of Canada due to hot air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico (not Washington, DC).