Aurora--Oak Ridges--Richmond Hill
The Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill Conservative Association welcomes conservatives from across the riding. We are people from all walks of life who share our common conservative values of reward for hard work and individual achievement, keeping taxes low and helping those who truly need it.
By balancing major tax cuts with disciplined debt reduction and focussed, prudent spending, our Conservative Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been planning for long-term prosperity while carefully guiding the Canadian economy through a period of global economic turmoil. We have cut taxes over 180 times, including the GST, income taxes and many more. This has helped household disposable income grow, and many hard-working Canadians have more money for saving through the Government’s new Tax-Free Savings Account, the single most important personal savings vehicle since the introduction of RRSPs.
Costas Menegakis is the Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill, having been first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. In September 2013 Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed Costas as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.
Costas is a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee for Citizenship and Immigration. He has also served on the Standing Committees for Procedure and House Affairs, Official Languages and Government Affairs and Estimates.
A businessman and entrepreneur by background, Mr. Menegakis founded a successful marketing company in 1988 that provides logistics services to national and international corporations.
Costas firmly believes in building strong communities and has led by example, serving in various volunteer capacities for several non-profit organizations over the past 20 years. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Accessible Channel, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Chief’s Community Advisory Council, the Empire Club of Canada and various Canadian Hellenic organizations among others. He is a member of the Richmond Hill Royal Canadian Branch 375, Rotary Club of York, Richmond Hill and Aurora Chambers of Commerce, Oak Ridges Lions Club, Aurora Historical Society and a member of the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra advisory council.
Mr. Menegakis is a recipient of Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II Gold and Diamond Jubilee medals awarded to Canadians for their outstanding community service and volunteerism. A graduate of Concordia University’s Faculty of Commerce, Costas speaks three languages: English, French and Greek. He resides in Oak Ridges with his wife Gail and their two adult children.