Parliamentary Secretary to Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill
Costas Menegakis was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. He was sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Richmond Hill on May 24, 2011. In September 2013 Mr. Menegakis was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship & Immigration.
Costas is currently a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee for Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM). He has also served on the Standing Committees for Procedure and House Affairs (PROC), Official Languages (LANG) and Government Affairs and Estimates (OGGO).
A businessman and entrepreneur by background, Mr. Menegakis founded a successful marketing company in 1988 providing logistics services to national and international corporations.
Mr. Menegakis 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 is an ardent supporter of programs that offer services to families particularly to our youth and elderly. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Accessible Channel, a national media organization providing video and audio service to the hearing impaired and the blind, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Chief’s Community Advisory Council, the Empire Club of Canada and various Canadian Hellenic organizations among others.
Mr. Menegakis has been awarded Her Majesty’s Queen Elizabeth II Gold and Diamond Jubilee medals awarded to Canadians for their outstanding community service and volunteerism.
An active member of the community Costas is an avid photographer, enjoys music and sports, is a long-time supporter of youth amateur sports, including as a ten-year manager of his son’s hockey team.
Costas Menegakis was born in Montreal, is married to Gail and has two children. He is a graduate of Concordia University’s Faculty of Commerce and speaks three languages (English, French and Greek).
I write in response to the misleading piece by Corey Levine, "Canada Day Makes Me Feel Uneasy About My Citizenship." Ms. Levine attempts to mislead Canadians about the reasonable reforms of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act to no avail. Canadians are able to see through her conspiracy theories.