Julie Dzerowicz

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Julie Dzerowicz
Member of Parliament
for Davenport
Assumed office
October 19, 2015
Preceded byAndrew Cash
Personal details
Born (1979-12-29) December 29, 1979 (age 44)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Residence(s)Brockton Village,[2] Toronto, Ontario
Alma materMcGill University (BCom)
University of British Columbia (MBA)

Juliana Roma "Julie" Dzerowicz MP (/ˈdzɛrəwɪts/[3]) is a Canadian politician. A member of the Liberal Party, she has represented the Toronto riding of Davenport in the House of Commons of Canada since her initial election in 2015, and was reelected in 2019 and in 2021.


Dzerowicz graduated from McGill University with a bachelor of commerce. She completed her final term at Institut Commercial de Nancy in France. She was heavily involved in leadership roles at McGill, and served as the vice-president internal of the Students' Society of McGill University. She received the Scarlet Key Award, which is awarded to "students who have demonstrated indubitable qualities of leadership, unselfishness and perseverance by their outstanding contributions to the McGill community."[4] After completing a master of business administration at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she served on the UBC Senate, Dzerowicz finished her degree at the London Business School.



In 2007, Dzerowicz co-founded an environment charity called Project Neutral.[5] She was also a founding board member of JUMP Math,[6] a non-profit numeracy program.[7]

Prior to her election, Dzerowicz worked as the director of strategic planning and communication at the Bank of Montreal,[8] as a senior political staffer to former provincial cabinet minister Gerry Phillips, as the vice-chair of the Platform Committee for the Ontario Liberal Party[6] and in biotechnology.[9]

As a Member of Parliament[edit]

After a lengthy nomination process in 2015, Dzerowicz successfully secured the Liberal Party of Canada's nomination as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Davenport. In October 2015, she became the first female Member of Parliament for Davenport.[9]

In 2017 Dzerowicz was mocked for a copy-paste post about LGBTQ solidarity where she forgot to add the name of her riding.[10]

In February 2021, Dzerowicz introduced a private member's bill, Bill C-273, into the House of Commons of Canada calling upon the Minister of Finance to develop a national strategy for a guaranteed basic income.[11]

In June 2021, Dzerowicz invited constituents to ask her questions via the Reddit discussion website.[12] During the online conversation she was criticized for wrongly stating on Twitter that the 2020 Port of Montreal strike had lasted 2.5 years, and for another tweet in which The Hill Times stated she was mocking a constituent who asked about the Canadian government's legal fight with survivors of Canada's residential school system.[12] Dzerowicz's calls for more funding for affordable housing and universal basic income were better received.[12] Dzerowicz did not answer questions about the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission wholesale internet rates or the government's change of policy away from electoral reform.[12]

Following the 2021 Canadian Federal Election Dzerowicz was re-elected to represent Davenport.[13] A recount was requested by NDP's Alejandra Bravo. Dzerowicz won by 76 votes.[14]

In December 2021 Dzerowicz, acting as the chair of the Liberal Immigration caucus, responded to criticism from within her own party about delays to processing immigration claims, stating that work needs to be done and committing to future improvements.[15]

Electoral record[edit]

2021 Canadian federal election: Davenport
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Julie Dzerowicz 19,930 42.1 -1.50 $101,254.58
New Democratic Alejandra Bravo 19,854 42.0 +1.20 $102,816.01
Conservative Jenny Kalimbet 4,774 10.1 +0.50 $6,403.32
People's Tara Dos Remedios 1,499 3.2 +2.30 $3,001.04
Green Adrian Currie 1,087 2.3 -2.20 $14,660.32
Independent Troy Young 86 0.2 none listed
Independent Chai Kalevar 77 0.2 none listed
Total valid votes/Expense limit 47,307 $109,525.37
Total rejected ballots 429
Turnout 47,736
Eligible voters 77,306
Source: Elections Canada[16][17]
2019 Canadian federal election: Davenport
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Julie Dzerowicz 22,813 43.6 -0.66 $92,294.42
New Democratic Andrew Cash 21,341 40.8 -0.56 none listed
Conservative Sanjay Bhatia 5,014 9.6 -0.95 $35,793.71
Green Hannah Conover-Arthurs 2,341 4.5 +1.41 none listed
People's Francesco Ciardullo 492 0.9 - none listed
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 137 0.3 -0.23 $626.70
Independent Troy Young 85 0.2 - none listed
Independent Chai Kalevar 80 0.2 -0.02 $1,610.25
Total valid votes/expense limit 52,303 100.0  
Total rejected ballots
Eligible voters 79,822
Liberal hold Swing -0.05
Source: Elections Canada[18][19]
2015 Canadian federal election: Davenport
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Julie Dzerowicz 21,947 44.26 +16.36 $81,434.76
New Democratic Andrew Cash 20,506 41.36 -12.36 $113,630.62
Conservative Carlos Oliveira 5,233 10.55 -3.67 $8,821.20
Green Dan Stein 1,530 3.09 -0.33 $8,434.06
Communist Miguel Figueroa 261 0.53
Independent Chai Kalevar 107 0.22 $1,430.00
Total valid votes/expense limit 49,584 100.00   $205,012.65
Total rejected ballots 287 0.58
Turnout 49,871 69.19
Eligible voters 72,082
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +14.36
Source: Elections Canada[20][21]


  1. ^ "Ms. Julie Dzerowicz, M.P." Parliament of Canada.
  2. ^ "Search For Contributions". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  3. ^ "Happy Lunar New Year from Julie Dzerowicz". YouTube. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Constitution of The Scarlet Key Society of McGill University" (PDF). McGill Alumni. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
  5. ^ "Staff and Volunteers – Project Neutral". www.projectneutral.org. Archived from the original on 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  6. ^ a b "Davenport Liberal Candidate Julie Dzerowicz". www.mystclair.com. Archived from the original on 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  7. ^ "JUMP Math :: Home". jumpmath.org. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  8. ^ "Federal Election 2015: Davenport riding results". Global News. Retrieved 2017-12-07.
  9. ^ a b "Canada election results: Davenport | Globalnews.ca". Global News. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  10. ^ Daro, Ishmael N. "This Politician Forgot To Write In Her [Riding Name] In A Post About LGBTQ Solidarity". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  11. ^ Parkinson, David (2021-06-17). "Opinion: Basic-income bill may not survive, but its a step in the right direction for Canada". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  12. ^ a b c d "MP Dzerowicz's foray into Reddit hits a few snags". The Hill Times. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-12-09.
  13. ^ "Liberal Julie Dzerowicz narrowly wins reelection in Davenport in tight race". CP24. 2021-09-22. Retrieved 2021-10-26.
  14. ^ "Election recount in Toronto riding stopped, Liberals confirmed as victors". CBC. Oct 15, 2021.
  15. ^ "'This is a screwed up system': frustrated Liberal MPs want to slash immigration processing times". The Hill Times. 2021-12-13. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  16. ^ "List of confirmed candidates – September 20, 2021 Federal Election". Elections Canada. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  17. ^ Elections Canada – Results Validated by the Returning Officer
  18. ^ "List of confirmed candidates". Elections Canada. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  19. ^ "Election Night Results -". Elections Canada. Retrieved 22 October 2019.
  20. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Davenport, 30 September 2015
  21. ^ Elections Canada – Final Candidates Election Expenses Limits

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