Ted Opitz

Etobicoke Centre

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November 13, 2019

Scheer lays out Conservative priorities for throne speech in meeting with Trudeau

During a meeting with Justin Trudeau, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer outlined his priorities for the upcoming speech from the throne. Last week, Scheer called on Trudeau to immediately recall Parliament to deal with four pressing policy areas – keeping Canada strong and united, helping Canadians get ahead, restoring ethics and...

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November 11, 2019

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives, issues statement on Remembrance Day

The Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, today released the following statement on Remembrance Day: To every Veteran across Canada, on this Remembrance Day, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and for everything you have given in...

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October 19, 2019

What’s the real cost of the Trudeau-NDP Coalition? We took a look at the history books

Justin Trudeau is scheming up a plot to cling to power by forming a coalition with the NDP. This is the coalition that you cannot afford. We know that the Trudeau-NDP coalition will mean: Higher taxes; Bigger deficits; And, fewer good-paying jobs. The last time there was a Liberal-NDP coalition...

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October 19, 2019

The Trudeau-NDP Coalition: Fewer jobs, higher taxes

Both Liberals and NDP say they will halt all new pipeline development Both Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh’s campaigns mused yesterday about cancelling ongoing and future pipeline projects. Singh doubled-down yesterday reminding Canadians that he’s “fully opposed to Trans Mountain”.Meanwhile, Trudeau’s star candidate in Quebec confirmed that under Trudeau’s plan...

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Ted Opitz

Meet The Candidate

Ted Opitz - Biography

Ted Opitz was born in the Park­dale area of Toronto in 1961 and is the youngest of four chil­dren. Ted's par­ents were orig­i­nally from Poland and im­mi­grated to Canada shortly after World War II. In 1978, Mr. Opitz en­rolled as a pri­vate in the Cana­dian Army Re­serves and rose to the rank of Lieu­tenant-Colonel dur­ing 33 years of ser­vice. In 1998 and early 1999, he served in Bosnia as a mem­ber of NATO's Sta­bi­liza­tion Force (SFOR). Prior to being elected to Par­lia­ment, LCol Opitz was the Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer of The Lin­coln and Welland Reg­i­ment until his election in May 2011.

Mr. Opitz relies on his military foundations, where no one gets left behind and he believes strongly that each and every person in Etobicoke Centre has a right to his undivided attention and that he has a duty to provide it.

Between 2009 and 2011, Ted was a Se­nior Re­gional Ad­vi­sor to the Min­is­ter of Cit­i­zen­ship, Im­mi­gra­tion and Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism. This was a formative role for Mr. Opitz. During this time he had a chance to work closely with the GTA’s diverse communities and address their concerns.

In 2011 Ted was elected to Parliament. Mr. Opitz sat on four committees over this period; the Standing Committee on National Defence, Citizenship and Immigration, Vet­er­ans Affairs and the prestigious Stand­ing Com­mit­tee on Pro­ce­dure and House Affairs.

During his tenure as a Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment, Mr. Opitz served as the Chair of Canada-Ukraine and Canada-Croatia Par­lia­men­tary Friend­ship Groups.

In Feb­ru­ary 2012, Mr. Opitz was cho­sen as a del­e­gate to rep­re­sent the Par­lia­ment of Canada at the 56th Con­fer­ence on the UN Com­mis­sion on the Sta­tus of Women.

Mr. Opitz was also tasked to attend several international conferences on Somalia, focusing on the recovery of... Read Bio