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Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The government should identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service to be covered under the Canada Health Act, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a petition on the subject in the House of Commons Tuesday, making the case [Read more]

“OffshoreTax Havens and Loopholes Are Holding Us Back” says Hughes

“OffshoreTax Havens and Loopholes Are Holding Us Back” says Hughes

A recent documentary by the investigative television program, the Fifth Estate, sheds new light on the KPMG  scandal that helped wealthy Canadians use an offshore tax haven to hide money from Revenue Canada.  It shows how clients used a shell company on the Isle of Mann along with tax exemptions [Read more]

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

When I met with representatives from the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) over a year ago, I had no idea that we would soon work together to try to shine a light on the difficulties that face those who suffer from these disorders and how that affects their loved ones.   Like many [Read more]

‘First Nations children still aren’t a priority’ Notes @CarolHughesMP

‘First Nations children still aren’t a priority’ Notes @CarolHughesMP

In 2007, parliament unanimously supported a child-first NDP Private Members Motion that called on the federal government to pay medical bills first, and then determine what jurisdiction is responsible later.  It was called Jordan’s Principle and was based on the bureaucratic battle that [Read more]

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

BLIND RIVER, ON – Four days before the historic Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes will be hosting a screening of the film, ‘Hi-Ho Mistahey’ and calling for an end to discrimination against Canada’s First Nations children. Hi-Ho Mistahey is [Read more]

Old tradition in a New Year

Old tradition in a New Year

As we approach the New Year many are thinking about making a resolution.  Usually these are meant to better our life in some way, but whatever the goal may be, the idea of setting a New Year’s resolution is pretty much ingrained in our society so it might not surprise you that the practice is [Read more]

Still time to change the Canada Europe Trade Agreement

Still time to change the Canada Europe Trade Agreement

Canada was offered one opportunity to review the Canada European Trade Agreement (CETA) earlier this month when Wallonia raised opposition to elements of CETA and threatened not to ratify the deal.  That obstacle was eventually removed and the Belgian region’s parliament ultimately agreed to the [Read more]

‘Friday news is rarely good’ notes Hughes

‘Friday news is rarely good’ notes Hughes

When political news breaks on a Friday afternoon, it usually isn’t for good-news stories.  More often this is when a government will make embarrassing admissions in an attempt to bury stories as people are focused on the weekend ahead.  Of course, there can always be exceptions, and that was [Read more]

Hughes: “The truth is often lost in order to make a point”

Hughes: “The truth is often lost in order to make a point”

We are hearing about the end of truth in politics, mostly as a by-product of the American Presidential race, but the use of flimsy facts and general opinion to support a position is nothing new.  What is newer is the way that these ‘facts’ can be perpetuated on the internet and seem to take on [Read more]

Hughes: A few items to watch as Parliament resumes this month

Hughes: A few items to watch as Parliament resumes this month

In the same way that September marks a return to school, it also marks the return of parliament.  In a few weeks MPs will return to Ottawa to resume debate on numerous issues.  Some of these will pop up daily and can’t truly be foreseen, but others have been brewing over the summer – or [Read more]

Hughes : Phoenix pay system costing federal employees

Hughes : Phoenix pay system costing federal employees

You might not have heard about the problems afflicting the Phoenix pay system that the federal government uses, but if you are one of the 80,000 people affected by them, you are all too aware that a lot is wrong.  Not getting paid, getting paid too much, having taxes deducted for the wrong [Read more]

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Though a lot of people associate the Civic Holiday with another day away from work, it’s come to be so much more than that. Celebrated the first Monday in August, the Civic Holiday is notorious for summer gatherings, picnics, and BBQ’s. And with right reason. This day is to recognize and [Read more]

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Liberals Happy to Repeat Conservative’s Mistake on Algoma Passenger Train: Hughes SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Despite the fact that the Algoma Passenger train is a proven boon to the Northern Ontario economy, the Liberal government is content to live with their predecessor’s mistakes, says [Read more]

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

(en français ci-dessous) Supporting Algoma passenger train should be at top of government’s to-do list Mid July will mark one year since the Algoma passenger trains stopped running.  The service ground to a halt after third party operator Railmark could not come up with adequate financing to [Read more]

‘Waukesha diversion is a slippery slope’ MP Hughes

‘Waukesha diversion is a slippery slope’ MP Hughes

It wasn’t that long ago I wrote about the danger presented by a request from the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin (read that column) to draw its drinking water from Lake Michigan.  At that time it seemed that so many groups and communities around the Great Lakes were lining up in opposition to the [Read more]

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