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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]

Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Ontario Stands with Forestry Workers and Businesses in Face of Unfair Duties

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry issued the following statement responding to the announcement of new duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports to the U.S.: “The Ontario government will continue to stand alongside forestry workers and [Read more]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [Read more]

CSCNO Schools in ALgoma to Welcome Incoming Kindergarten Students

CSCNO Schools in ALgoma to Welcome Incoming Kindergarten Students

ALGOMA DISTRICT, ON – In the coming weeks, Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario (CSCNO) French Catholic elementary schools in the Algoma district will be offering a warm welcome to children who are starting kindergarten in September 2017 as well as their parents/guardians. All [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park – Our Children, Healthcare + More

Mantha’s News from the Park – Our Children, Healthcare + More

Few would argue the notion that Ontario has been blessed with an abundance of priceless resources. We enjoy access to a vast number of beautiful lakes and the fresh water of the Great Lakes, valuable mineral and ore deposits, fertile agricultural land and many thousands of square kilometres of [Read more]

Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Ralph Rowe

Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Ralph Rowe

Koskie Minsky LLP and Watkins Law P.C. Bring Class Action on Behalf of Victims of Sexual Abuse by Scout Leader and Anglican Priest Ralph Rowe THUNDER BAY, ON – Koskie Minsky LLP in Toronto, and Watkins Law, P.C., in Thunder Bay, Ontario, have commenced a class action against Ralph Rowe, Scouts [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

To simply say the last few weeks have been jam packed here in Queen’s Park would truly be an understatement if ever there was one. And just to add to this excitement, I’m sure you are well aware Kathleen Wynne finally called for a long awaited by-election in Sault Ste. Marie after their MPP [Read more]

The buck doesn’t stop here anymore (version française inclu)

The buck doesn’t stop here anymore (version française inclu)

Version française ci-dessou The phenomenon of bank closures is becoming a common occurrence in many small Canadian towns.  Here in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing we are no different.  The trend to other forms of banking such as what is available online may have appeal for some people, but not [Read more]

Northern Ontario Party Announces 2 New Riding Associations

Northern Ontario Party Announces 2 New Riding Associations

The Northern Ontario Party continues to build strength for the 2018 election The Northern Ontario Party continues to make history and this weekend was no exception.  Trevor Holliday and The NOP executive board, are proud to announce the formation of not one, but two more Riding Associations for [Read more]

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