The new MP for Davenport, Julie Dzerowicz, is a first-generation Canadian, the child of two immigrants from different cultures. Her father is Ukrainian and her mother emigrated from Mexico. The situation new immigrants face when they come to Canada is of major concern for her. She is particularly focused on family reunification.
Dzerowicz made only one promise during the campaign: that she will work hard to represent her constituents. She has also said she wants the government’s infrastructure spending to help with Toronto’s gridlock with increased transit funding.
Prior to her election to the House of Commons she was the Director, Strategic Communications & Planning for BMO Financial Group. She previously worked as Chief of Staff to Gerry Phillips, the chair of the Ontario cabinet. She also served as the vice-president of policy and cochair of the platform committee for the Ontario Liberal Party.
Dzerowicz has degrees from McGill University and the University of British Columbia, and completed international exchanges at the Institute Commercial de Nancy and London Business School.
Dzerowicz is active in her community. She cofounded Project Neutral, an environmental charity and has helped mobilize the Davenport community around local development issues.