DAVENPORT: Julie Dzerowicz reclaims long-time Liberal riding

News Oct 20, 2015 by Lisa Rainford Bloor West Villager

Newly minted Liberal MP for Davenport Julie Dzerowicz vows she’ll work really hard on her constituents’ behalf.

Hesitant to make promises while on the hustings, Dzerowicz said she made only two to residents as she campaigned: one, that she’ll fight as hard as she can for the Davenport community; and two, that she will take a different approach than that of her predecessors.

“I want to think differently. I think that we live in a world that has such complicated solutions and I really don’t care whether they’re left ideas or right ideas, blue ideas or purple ideas,” Dzerowicz told The Villager after her victory speech at the Casa Das Beiras Cultural Community Centre of Toronto Monday, Oct. 19, night.

“I want the very best ideas. I want to work with everybody’s best ideas because that’s what it’s going to take for us to be able to create the kind of Canada that we want to live in moving forward.”

The Liberal party’s platform resonated with Davenport voters, the MP-elect said when asked what her priorities are moving forward.

“The Liberal party has made a number of promises and I actually think we’re bang-on in terms of the needs of this community. People are really struggling here. The middle class is struggling,” Dzerowicz said.

“They are going to get an income tax cut, they’re going to get additional dollars through the Canada Child Benefit. We’re finally doubling infrastructure investment.”

The rookie politician said she is looking forward to seeing that infrastructure money translate into funds for Toronto in order to address the city’s gridlock problem “and finally come up with a plan that gets Toronto moving and our citizens moving in an affordable and accessible way.”

“All of those things are real – they resonated with people,” Dzerowicz said.

“That’s the reason (the Liberals) were elected with such a majority.”

For almost five decades, the Davenport riding remained Liberal, until NDP Andrew Cash’s election in 2011. Lula Lounge, his election night headquarters, was awash in orange Monday night. He watched the polling results roll in with his family before arriving at the Dundas West and Dufferin streets-area dinner and music establishment.

Cash declined The Villager’s request for comment on his loss.

Dzerowicz acknowledged the hard work of her opponent in her victory speech to supporters.

“Andrew ran a great campaign, but you know what? We did better. We had a better team,” she said. “People forget Davenport was Liberal for 49 years. We brought it back again. The heart and soul of this community is Liberal. We have a lot of hard work to do – together, with wonderful leaders, like (Davenport Councillor) Cesar Palacio and (Davenport MPP) Cristina Martins.”

Palacio and Martins as well as Davenport Councillor Ana Bailao were on hand to offer their well wishes.

“I’m looking forward to working with our MP on improving the lives of Davenport residents,” Bailão told The Villager.

Upon Dzerowicz’s arrival at Casa Das Beiras just after 11:30 p.m., the throng of supporters began to clap, cheer and chant her name. People stood on chairs to catch a glimpse of her as she made her way to the podium.

“We did it,” she exclaimed in a voice full of emotion. “Back in August, it seemed like it was going to be a miracle, but you know what? It was more than that. Canadians didn’t believe in the type of Canada that Harper believes in. We believe in one that represents the values of freedom, of opportunity, of progress, of hope, of compassion. We believe that there can always be a better Canada and so that’s what this majority election is all about.”

Prime Minister-elect, Justin Trudeau, is a “great leader” she added.

“I always say that the world is changing faster than ever before, but I don’t mind because the opportunity before us is that we get to shape our future,” Dzerowicz said.

“I think we’ve got a great Prime Minister, we’ve got a great team. And, working with Canadians, we’re going to build a new vision and a new economic plan for Canada moving forward.”

Dzerowicz was elected with 21,947 votes, Cash received 20,512 votes, followed by Conservative Carlos Oliveira with 5,233 and Green Dan Stein with 261 votes.

DAVENPORT: Julie Dzerowicz reclaims long-time Liberal riding

News Oct 20, 2015 by Lisa Rainford Bloor West Villager

Newly minted Liberal MP for Davenport Julie Dzerowicz vows she’ll work really hard on her constituents’ behalf.

Hesitant to make promises while on the hustings, Dzerowicz said she made only two to residents as she campaigned: one, that she’ll fight as hard as she can for the Davenport community; and two, that she will take a different approach than that of her predecessors.

“I want to think differently. I think that we live in a world that has such complicated solutions and I really don’t care whether they’re left ideas or right ideas, blue ideas or purple ideas,” Dzerowicz told The Villager after her victory speech at the Casa Das Beiras Cultural Community Centre of Toronto Monday, Oct. 19, night.

“I want the very best ideas. I want to work with everybody’s best ideas because that’s what it’s going to take for us to be able to create the kind of Canada that we want to live in moving forward.”

The Liberal party’s platform resonated with Davenport voters, the MP-elect said when asked what her priorities are moving forward.

“The Liberal party has made a number of promises and I actually think we’re bang-on in terms of the needs of this community. People are really struggling here. The middle class is struggling,” Dzerowicz said.

“They are going to get an income tax cut, they’re going to get additional dollars through the Canada Child Benefit. We’re finally doubling infrastructure investment.”

The rookie politician said she is looking forward to seeing that infrastructure money translate into funds for Toronto in order to address the city’s gridlock problem “and finally come up with a plan that gets Toronto moving and our citizens moving in an affordable and accessible way.”

“All of those things are real – they resonated with people,” Dzerowicz said.

“That’s the reason (the Liberals) were elected with such a majority.”

For almost five decades, the Davenport riding remained Liberal, until NDP Andrew Cash’s election in 2011. Lula Lounge, his election night headquarters, was awash in orange Monday night. He watched the polling results roll in with his family before arriving at the Dundas West and Dufferin streets-area dinner and music establishment.

Cash declined The Villager’s request for comment on his loss.

Dzerowicz acknowledged the hard work of her opponent in her victory speech to supporters.

“Andrew ran a great campaign, but you know what? We did better. We had a better team,” she said. “People forget Davenport was Liberal for 49 years. We brought it back again. The heart and soul of this community is Liberal. We have a lot of hard work to do – together, with wonderful leaders, like (Davenport Councillor) Cesar Palacio and (Davenport MPP) Cristina Martins.”

Palacio and Martins as well as Davenport Councillor Ana Bailao were on hand to offer their well wishes.

“I’m looking forward to working with our MP on improving the lives of Davenport residents,” Bailão told The Villager.

Upon Dzerowicz’s arrival at Casa Das Beiras just after 11:30 p.m., the throng of supporters began to clap, cheer and chant her name. People stood on chairs to catch a glimpse of her as she made her way to the podium.

“We did it,” she exclaimed in a voice full of emotion. “Back in August, it seemed like it was going to be a miracle, but you know what? It was more than that. Canadians didn’t believe in the type of Canada that Harper believes in. We believe in one that represents the values of freedom, of opportunity, of progress, of hope, of compassion. We believe that there can always be a better Canada and so that’s what this majority election is all about.”

Prime Minister-elect, Justin Trudeau, is a “great leader” she added.

“I always say that the world is changing faster than ever before, but I don’t mind because the opportunity before us is that we get to shape our future,” Dzerowicz said.

“I think we’ve got a great Prime Minister, we’ve got a great team. And, working with Canadians, we’re going to build a new vision and a new economic plan for Canada moving forward.”

Dzerowicz was elected with 21,947 votes, Cash received 20,512 votes, followed by Conservative Carlos Oliveira with 5,233 and Green Dan Stein with 261 votes.

DAVENPORT: Julie Dzerowicz reclaims long-time Liberal riding

News Oct 20, 2015 by Lisa Rainford Bloor West Villager

Newly minted Liberal MP for Davenport Julie Dzerowicz vows she’ll work really hard on her constituents’ behalf.

Hesitant to make promises while on the hustings, Dzerowicz said she made only two to residents as she campaigned: one, that she’ll fight as hard as she can for the Davenport community; and two, that she will take a different approach than that of her predecessors.

“I want to think differently. I think that we live in a world that has such complicated solutions and I really don’t care whether they’re left ideas or right ideas, blue ideas or purple ideas,” Dzerowicz told The Villager after her victory speech at the Casa Das Beiras Cultural Community Centre of Toronto Monday, Oct. 19, night.

“I want the very best ideas. I want to work with everybody’s best ideas because that’s what it’s going to take for us to be able to create the kind of Canada that we want to live in moving forward.”

The Liberal party’s platform resonated with Davenport voters, the MP-elect said when asked what her priorities are moving forward.

“The Liberal party has made a number of promises and I actually think we’re bang-on in terms of the needs of this community. People are really struggling here. The middle class is struggling,” Dzerowicz said.

“They are going to get an income tax cut, they’re going to get additional dollars through the Canada Child Benefit. We’re finally doubling infrastructure investment.”

The rookie politician said she is looking forward to seeing that infrastructure money translate into funds for Toronto in order to address the city’s gridlock problem “and finally come up with a plan that gets Toronto moving and our citizens moving in an affordable and accessible way.”

“All of those things are real – they resonated with people,” Dzerowicz said.

“That’s the reason (the Liberals) were elected with such a majority.”

For almost five decades, the Davenport riding remained Liberal, until NDP Andrew Cash’s election in 2011. Lula Lounge, his election night headquarters, was awash in orange Monday night. He watched the polling results roll in with his family before arriving at the Dundas West and Dufferin streets-area dinner and music establishment.

Cash declined The Villager’s request for comment on his loss.

Dzerowicz acknowledged the hard work of her opponent in her victory speech to supporters.

“Andrew ran a great campaign, but you know what? We did better. We had a better team,” she said. “People forget Davenport was Liberal for 49 years. We brought it back again. The heart and soul of this community is Liberal. We have a lot of hard work to do – together, with wonderful leaders, like (Davenport Councillor) Cesar Palacio and (Davenport MPP) Cristina Martins.”

Palacio and Martins as well as Davenport Councillor Ana Bailao were on hand to offer their well wishes.

“I’m looking forward to working with our MP on improving the lives of Davenport residents,” Bailão told The Villager.

Upon Dzerowicz’s arrival at Casa Das Beiras just after 11:30 p.m., the throng of supporters began to clap, cheer and chant her name. People stood on chairs to catch a glimpse of her as she made her way to the podium.

“We did it,” she exclaimed in a voice full of emotion. “Back in August, it seemed like it was going to be a miracle, but you know what? It was more than that. Canadians didn’t believe in the type of Canada that Harper believes in. We believe in one that represents the values of freedom, of opportunity, of progress, of hope, of compassion. We believe that there can always be a better Canada and so that’s what this majority election is all about.”

Prime Minister-elect, Justin Trudeau, is a “great leader” she added.

“I always say that the world is changing faster than ever before, but I don’t mind because the opportunity before us is that we get to shape our future,” Dzerowicz said.

“I think we’ve got a great Prime Minister, we’ve got a great team. And, working with Canadians, we’re going to build a new vision and a new economic plan for Canada moving forward.”

Dzerowicz was elected with 21,947 votes, Cash received 20,512 votes, followed by Conservative Carlos Oliveira with 5,233 and Green Dan Stein with 261 votes.