As Windsor West’s six-term MP—re-elected once again in 2015—Brian Masse has worked tirelessly to represent this community in Ottawa.
Over the years, Brian has managed key critic assignments that reflect his expertise and our city’s pivotal role in Canada’s economy. That included serving as critic for Small Business, for Tourism, for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and for the Great Lakes and the Canada–US Border. He has also served 12 years as vice-chair of the Canada–US Inter-Parliamentary Group, co-chaired the All-Party Border Caucus, and chaired the NDP Auto Caucus.
Brian has been a strong voice for the priorities of Windsor West. He has helped lead the fight for a new international border crossing and route in the Windsor–Detroit region—vital for the next generation of good jobs in our region. He has worked hard to build public support and investment for our auto sector. His private member’s bill on “right to repair” resulted in an agreement that protects the automotive aftermarket’s rights to access technology and equipment while strengthening consumer choice.
Brian also campaigned nationally for a Seniors Charter of Rights, which resulted in his motion being passed in the House of Commons. And his motion to formally recognize the genocide at Srebrenica was adopted unanimously by Parliament in 2010.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2002, Brian is also the first New Democrat elected federally to represent Windsor West. He is married to Terry Chow, and together they are proud parents to Alexandria and Wade.