Borys Wrzesnewskyj is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Etobicoke Centre. Borys is a member of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and is the founder and current chair of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group.
A third-generation Ukrainian-Canadian and local business owner, Borys Has lived in Etobicoke Centre for over two decades – proudly representing the riding in the Canadian House of Commons from 2004-2011 and is honoured to do so again.
Borys received his Bachelor of Commerce from Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1983 and quickly gravitated towards humanitarian and pro-democracy work – helping organize and finance the People’s Movement of Ukraine “Rukh” in the late 1980s, and in support of the referendum for the independence of Ukraine in 1991.
Borys initiated and was the architect of the unprecedented 500 strong Canadian oversight delegation headed by former PM John Turner to the contested Ukrainian election during the Orange Revolution of 2004.
While a Member of the House of Commons, Borys has been in charge of various portfolios including critic for Citizenship and Immigration, Crown Corporations, Foreign Affairs, and Multiculturalism. In 2008, he was awarded the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise by the Ukrainian President for his distinguished services to the people of Ukraine. In 2014, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland by Poland’s President for work on the Canada Poland relations.
Borys in fluent in English, Ukrainian and Polish, and is the owner of Future Bakery Limited, and M-C Dairy Limited.
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