Ted Opitz

Etobicoke Centre

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January 11, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Demand Accountability on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752

Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs, James Bezan, Shadow Minister for National Defence, Pierre Paul-Hus, Shadow Minister for Public Safety, and Todd Doherty, Shadow Minister for Transport, issued the following statement calling on the Trudeau Liberals to take immediate action regarding the developing situation in Iran:“Last night, the Iranian regime took responsibility...

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December 10, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on One Year Anniversary of the Detention of two Canadians

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, issued this statement marking the one year anniversary of the detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor by the Chinese government:“A year ago today two Canadians, Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, were arbitrarily and unlawfully detained by the Chinese...

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December 06, 2019

Andrew Scheer statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre

Today, the Hon. Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released the following statement on the anniversary of the École Polytechnique massacre:“There were 14 of them. They were young, smart, and filled with ambition. Exactly 30 years ago today, these young women were heading to university.“When...

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December 03, 2019

Andrew Scheer Statement on NATO Leaders Meeting

The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued this statement ahead the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Leaders Meeting today in London, United Kingdom: Since 1949, Canada has been a committed member of NATO. We have stood shoulder to shoulder with our allies in Europe...

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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