Ted Opitz

Etobicoke Centre

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February 14, 2020

Auditor General of Canada Confirms Investigation into the Liberal Government’s Infrastructure Plan

Luc Berthold, Conservative Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Communities, issued the following statement after receiving confirmation from the Office of the Auditor General of Canada that they will conduct an audit of the Liberal government’s Investing in Canada Plan: “Yesterday, I was pleased to receive a letter from Sylvain Ricard, the...

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February 13, 2020

Conservative Statement on Huawei and Canada’s 5G Network

Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Glen Motz Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement today regarding Huawei and Canada’s 5G network: “For months the Trudeau Liberals have ignored Canada’s security agencies and refused to take a position on...

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January 31, 2020

Canada’s Conservatives Deliver Results in First Week of Parliamentary Session

The Hon. Candice Bergen, House Leader for Canada’s Official Opposition, released the following statement highlighting the accomplishments of Canada’s Conservatives during the first week of the parliamentary session: “This week, we made it clear to the Trudeau Liberals that there will be no free rides this parliamentary session. Through our actions...

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January 31, 2020

Conservative Petition Supporting Canadian Firearms Owners Now Largest e-Petition in Canadian History

An online petition sponsored by Glen Motz, Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat-Cardston-Warner and Associate Shadow Minister for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, that opposes the Liberals’ plan to ban ‘military-style assault rifles’ through an Order in Council and bypass the democratic process of the House of Commons has become...

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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