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Wayne Stetski is a life-long environmentalist and a social justice and electoral reform advocate dedicated to helping build a more fair and inclusive Canada with a healthy environment through legislation and policy change.


Helping Constituents: "Coming up with ways to serve my constituents is what I do!"

Solving problems for constituents and building a better Canada through legislation and policy changes at the Federal level.

  • Advocated for and won Canada Revenue Agency regulations to be changed so that victims of domestic violence no longer had to get a verifying signature from their ex-abusive partner in order to obtain Child Benefits.

  • Advocated for and won Service Canada to change its regulations re: Old Age Security (OAS) from paying a couple, who is separated by necessity (ie: one needs to be in a care home), the lower benefits of the couple paying, the expenses of a single household (couples benefit limit), rather than providing benefits based on the expenses of two separate households (singles benefit limit).

  • Advocated for and won a request to change the legal age of children adopted out of the country to correctly reflect their true age, as identified by dental records.

  • Assisted individuals in navigating the complexities of federal agencies.

  • Assisted and advocated for individuals and groups in the resolution of problems with immigration, family reunification, federal tax, pensions, benefits, employment insurance, etc.

  • Responded to constituents by letter, email, or phone to address their issues and concerns (both local and federal).

  • Advocated for businesses having trouble getting needed foreign workers hired.

  • Helped many constituents who had been denied to get monies legitimately owed to them by Service Canada and OAS.

  • Secured a grant for the Key City Theatre, Cranbrook for renovations and to improve access.

  • Secured emergency passports to leave, and to return to Canada.

  • Provided assistance securing the immigration of eligible persons, helping to reunite families.

  • Built good working relationships with various government ministers and who could help solve problems for people.

  • Held small business forums --all government levels were invited and received reports outlining what they can do to improve practices.

  • Held “Pop-up offices” for in-person meetings with constituents throughout the riding.

  • Wrote letters to Federal Cabinet Ministers:

- to advocate for changes to government practice and policies impacting

constituents and/or the riding as a whole.

- to provide feedback (re: riding) to the government on issues of importance.

  • Attended community events when in the riding, or wrote ‘a few words’ for addressing the public on issues relevant to the event when not available because of Parliamentary sessions.

  • When in the riding, maximized contact with constituents, interest groups, and local governments.

  • Planned public meetings to inform on major federal issues affecting constituents and the riding (renegotiating NAFTA etc).

  • Hosted meetings with local interest groups to answer questions and gather information and ideas on issues of importance to the local community (e.g. affordable housing, communications infrastructure, agriculture).

  • Hosted meetings with Constituent groups to explain legislative changes and answer questions regarding legalization of