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‘No place for racially charged politics in mainstream Canada’ says Hughes

‘No place for racially charged politics in mainstream Canada’ says Hughes

Version française ci-dessous Senator Lynn Beyak was jettisoned from the Conservative Caucus recently after spending the better part of a year defending  intolerant statements aimed at First Nations – many of whom she ostensibly represents.   The move was made after leadership in the Senate [Read more]

Off Duty OPP Officer Charged with Assault

Off Duty OPP Officer Charged with Assault

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – Following an investigation by the Professional Standards Bureau (PSB) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Sudbury OPP Crime Unit, an off duty Provincial Constable has been charged in relation to a domestic violence complaint which occurred on December 21, 2017, [Read more]

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

FONOM Pleased Ontario Government Investing in Transportation Services

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) commends the provincial government’s announcement to improve transportation services within and between communities across the North. The announcement to enhance bus services and implement the Community [Read more]

Blind River & Elliot Lake Participation In NWMO Site Selection Ends

Blind River & Elliot Lake Participation In NWMO Site Selection Ends

NWMO provides funding to recognize leadership in advancing Canada’s Plan TORONTO, ON – The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) will focus efforts on fewer areas in the site selection process for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel. The area around Blind River and Elliot [Read more]

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

Ontario Government Increases Financial Support to Communities

KIRKLAND LAKE, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased with the provincial government’s announcement on November 20, 2017 to increase the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) by $5 million for 2018 to a total of $510 million in funding for 389 [Read more]

Hughes “Conflict of Interest Guidelines Need To Be Tightened Up”

Hughes “Conflict of Interest Guidelines Need To Be Tightened Up”

If we listen to corporate Canada we might believe the only possible future for pensions is to move away from the defined benefit model in favour of a defined contribution system, also known as targeted benefit plans. Under that system there is no guarantee of what pensioners will eventually [Read more]

Launch of New Citizens’ Rail Passenger Advocacy Campaign

Launch of New Citizens’ Rail Passenger Advocacy Campaign

Press release from: All Aboard Northern Ontario New group escalates push to revive Northlander and improve other Northern Ontario passenger trains and feeder buses NORTH BAY, ON – All Aboard Northern Ontario, a new grassroots advocacy group, today launched its campaign for the restoration of the [Read more]

OPP Promoting ‘Think Test’ During Cyber Safety Awareness Month

OPP Promoting ‘Think Test’ During Cyber Safety Awareness Month

Cyber Security Vital to Protect Kids, Tweens and Teens ORILLIA, ON – Preparing younger generations for the digital world is a never-ending challenge and an opportunity embraced by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to enhance education, awareness and safety in cyberspace. OPP States : [Read more]

OPP Officer Charged

OPP Officer Charged

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON – On September 8, 2017, investigators with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Professional Standards Bureau and the North West Region Crime Unit charged an OPP officer as a result of an investigation into an incident that occurred while the member was off duty. The [Read more]

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely about turning tax dollars and public assets over to the private sector.  This for-profit investment model was never fleshed out during the election, [Read more]

Hughes ‘Labour Day reminds us, hard work is rewarded’

Hughes ‘Labour Day reminds us, hard work is rewarded’

How often have you heard someone say they are tired of politics, or that it is all the same and nothing ever changes?  As we approach Labour Day we should remember that so many of the gains we enjoy were hard-fought for and would never have come about if people succumbed to those sentiments.  [Read more]

Could VIA Plans Spark Renaissance for Passenger Rail? (Version française inclu)

Could VIA Plans Spark Renaissance for Passenger Rail? (Version française inclu)

Via Rail’s proposal to create a dedicated passenger rail line from Windsor to Quebec City is encouraging for proponents of passenger rail.  For those looking to bring back services in Ontario’s north, the encouragement is tempered with some disappointment. That’s because, although the idea [Read more]

Celebrating Support for the Arts in Algoma-Manitoulin

Celebrating Support for the Arts in Algoma-Manitoulin

MPP Michael Mantha recognizes recipients of 2016-17 Ontario Arts Council grants The arts play a vital role in Ontario’s communities, enhancing our quality of life and delivering significant economic benefits. Ontario’s arts, culture and heritage sector represents $27.7 billion or 4.1 [Read more]

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

(Version française ci-dessous) Last month an advisory from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) placed onerous conditions on credit unions and seemed to be doing favours for Canada’s big banks in the process. The edict, which was slipped through on June 30th when [Read more]

Workplace Safety North New Interim President & CEO

Workplace Safety North New Interim President & CEO

On behalf of the WSN Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Paul Andre, CRSP, has accepted the position of acting WSN President and CEO, effective July 1, 2017. Paul has served as Vice President of Prevention Services at WSN since 2010. The former CEO and Field Services Manager of the [Read more]

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