Wladyslaw Lizon is the Conservative Candidate for re-election in Mississauga East-Cooksville. He was first elected in 2011 and was the first Polish-born and raised Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons.
Born and raised in Poland, Wladyslaw moved to Canada, just like so many others, to pursue the many opportunities our country has to offer new Canadians.
After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Mining Engineering, Wladyslaw found his niche in the marble industry in Canada.
Wladyslaw founded Gomark Enterprises, a consulting business which designs and supplies interior finishes in marble, granite and other natural stones. He later expanded the business to include importing and servicing machinery for use in the stone industry.
Wladyslaw’s dedication to his craft parallels his commitment to the Canadian Polish community. He proudly served as National President of the Canadian Polish Congress for five years. Through his work and leadership with the Congress, Wladyslaw delivered results for the Polish community including working with the Government to remove the Visa requirements for visitors from Poland.
Lizon is a founding member of Tribute to Liberty – an organization dedicated to building a national monument in Ottawa to remember and honour the victims of communism in the world.
As a proud resident of Mississauga, Wladyslaw also served as Vice-President on the Board of Directors for the Wawel Villa Seniors Residences. In addition, he has stood up for all cultural communities in Canada as a member of Board of Presidents of the Canadian Ethno Cultural Council.
Lizon served on a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Veterans Affairs Parliamentary Committee and the Health Parliamentary Committee.
In December of 2014 his Private Members Bill C-266, An Act to Establish Pope John Paul II Day, received Royal Assent and became law. On April 2nd, 2015 Canadians celebrated the first Pope John Paul II Day in Canada.
Wladyslaw resides in the wonderful City of Mississauga with his wife, Malgorzata. Together, they have two children and three grandchildren.
With a long history of service to Canadians, Wladyslaw is an energetic and tireless advocate for the needs of his constituents.