Elected in 2015, Tracey Ramsey is proud to serve as the Member of Parliament for Essex – a riding where she has lived all her life.
As the NDP critic for International Trade and vice-chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade, Tracey advocates for fair trade that benefits our region. She has been a fierce opponent of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal that would have killed tens of thousands of good jobs in Southwestern Ontario.
Tracey is committed to being a strong voice for the people she represents and to making a real difference in Ottawa. She has worked across party lines to successfully initiate committee studies on issues that matter to her region, including steel and the future of NAFTA. Tracey also represents many farmers, and her first private member’s motion called on the government to support local fruit and vegetable producers.
Prior to her election, Tracey worked on the factory line at Ford Motor Company for 19 years. She also holds a diploma in practical nursing. Tracey’s path to politics began through her involvement with her union. As a Unifor National Discussion Leader, she delivered education programs focused on human rights, gender equality, and communications.
Passionate about grassroots activism, Tracey is a past advocate for the Ontario Health Coalition and Windsor’s Welcome Centre Shelter. She was an active member of her union and a delegate to the Windsor & District Labour Council.
Tracey and her husband Germaine are the proud parents of two teenaged sons.