Chris Lewis, Shadow Minister for Labour, Addresses Canada's Building Trades Unions Conference
It was an honour, as Shadow Minister for Labour, to speak to Canada's Building Trades Unions (CBTU) conference in Ottawa about my Private Member's Bill for a tradesperson’s tax deduction for travel. I was excited that so many had come together to support construction trades. These are the people who are building our future!!! Thank you to everyone attending this event and for the invitation from CBTU!
CBTU Facebook reads: "Thank you Chris Lewis MP for addressing the CBTU #StrongerNow Conference and your support for skilled trades workers." (April 27, 2022)
A Review of April 2022
At the beginning of April, I spoke in support of Bill C-228 on The Pension Protection Act that my friend and colleague, Marilyn Gladu, Sarnia-Lambton
MP has brought forward as her Private Member's Bill. This Bill will help ensure that Pensions will be further protected! "A pension is the portion of a worker’s wages that companies put aside for their worker’s retirement.
This is money employees have not only earned but is understood to be their reward for the years they have worked. It is heartbreaking to hear countless stories of employees that have had their pensions drastically cut and their plans for their retirement dashed [because of bankruptcy]....Let’s act now before we have another General Chemical or Sears scenario. It’s always a good time to do the right thing."
Above: I wore my uniform proudly, to represent the brothers and sisters in the Firefighting community and to support C-224 — National Framework on Cancers Linked to Firefighting Act.
As many of you will know we celebrated Easter in April. My wish for you this Easter was that God illuminates your path and fills your heart with warmth, love and joy. I hope you all had a Happy Easter.
I had a great meeting, even though I was the online participant, on April 6th, discussing hunting, fishing, trapping and firearms issues across Canada in the Conservative Hunting and Angling Caucus.
Above: It was great to meet with Consul Vanessa Calva at the Mexican Consulate in Leamington on April 19th. We spoke about International Trade and Labour issues. Mexico is also so connected to Canada in the Autotrade and Agriculture sectors. It is always good to meet and show support for those nations so close to us!
Above: On April 25th, I was invited to read to Tracy Armstrong’s grades 4 & 5 class at Essex Public School
for Young Authors Day. I found a great book to read that resonates with me, someone who once played as a goalie! It’s called “The Best Goalie Ever”!! It’s always good to read things that are fun and relevant. I hope all the kids I read to enjoyed the book as much as I enjoyed meeting them and reading to them! Thanks, Tracy and all the kids I met at Essex Public School for a great time. Well done to all!