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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]

MP Congratulates CMIC and CEMI on ‘Innovation Superclusters Initiative’

MP Congratulates CMIC and CEMI on ‘Innovation Superclusters Initiative’

MP Marc Serré congratulates CMIC and CEMI for their ‘Innovation Superclusters Initiative’ (ISI) submission, selected as one of the 9 finalist by Innovation Canada to submit a final application; if successful will access a piece of the $950 million of funding over five years. NICKEL [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]

MP Serré : Ring of Fire announcement will strengthen CLEER “supercluster” submission

MP Serré : Ring of Fire announcement will strengthen CLEER “supercluster” submission

MP Marc Serré elated with Ring of Fire Announcement as it will strengthen the CLEER “supercluster” submission which will benefit all of Northern Ontario NICKEL BELT, ON – Marc Serré, Member of Parliament for Nickel Belt, issued the following statement in response to recent news that the [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]

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]

NOP Holding Executive Board Election at AGM

NOP Holding Executive Board Election at AGM

The Northern Ontario Party is proud to announce that we will be hosting an Executive Board Election at our AGM on the weekend of August 12th to 14th. The vote will be to affirm or negate positions on our executive board and will be held on August 13th . Once the results are read, The [Read more]

UPDATE : Somber 3rd Anniversary of Suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

UPDATE : Somber 3rd Anniversary of Suspension of Algoma’s Passenger Train

UPDATE  (July 10,2017) : Due to scheduling conflicts, the media event in Sault Ste. Marie on July 12 will be postponed; however, the Hearst Media Event on July 14 is still happening. We will inform you of a new date as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience. [Read more]

Government of Canada Invests $270,000 in Schreiber

Government of Canada Invests $270,000 in Schreiber

SCHREIBER, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) -A Government of Canada investment of $270,000 is helping the Township of Schreiber hire an economic development officer (EDO) for a three-year period to implement the community’s recently completed [Read more]

MP Patty Hajdu to host community open house Friday

MP Patty Hajdu to host community open house Friday

MP Patty Hajdu launching new campaign to celebrate people in Thunder Bay-Superior North. THUNDER BAY, ON – Patty Hajdu, Member of Parliament for Thunder Bay-Superior North is hosting a ‘Party at Patty’s’ constituency open house to celebrate Canada Day, hear from the [Read more]

Thunder Bay-Superior North Constituency Youth Council Launching New Social Media Campaign

Thunder Bay-Superior North Constituency Youth Council Launching New Social Media Campaign

THUNDER BAY, ON – The Thunder Bay-Superior North Constituency Youth Council is excited to announce its #RedefiningSuccess social media campaign. The CYC’s 22 members have been hard at work collecting stories from people around the region who are successful in all walks of life. [Read more]

Government of Canada Invests to Improve Community Infrastructure in Thunder Bay

Government of Canada Invests to Improve Community Infrastructure in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY, ON – FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $246,500 to support infrastructure improvements and help increase accessibility at three community assets in the Thunder Bay region. This FedNor investment will support three strategic initiatives led the City of Thunder Bay, [Read more]

Government Invests $100,000 to Revitalize Thunder Bay’s Columbus Centre

Government Invests $100,000 to Revitalize Thunder Bay’s Columbus Centre

THUNDER BAY, ON  –  FedNor – The Government of Canada is investing $100,000 to complete vital infrastructure upgrades to the aquatics facility at the Fort William Columbus Centre in Thunder Bay. Operated by the local Knights of Columbus who invest more than 30,000 volunteer hours [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]

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