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Making Government More Transparent

Making Government More Transparent

Wynne Becomes First Ontario Premier to Make Ministers’ Mandate Letters Public For the first time ever, the mandate letters that will guide Ontario’s new government over the next four years are available to the public and posted online.   The letters — 30 in total — outline the [Read more]

HUGHES MAINTAINS DEMAND FOR AN INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN

HUGHES MAINTAINS DEMAND FOR AN INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN

OTTAWA, ON – New Democrats have ramped up pressure in House of Commons for the government to call an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. New Democrats took control of the House agenda on Friday forcing a debate and a vote on the [Read more]

Supporting Economic Development in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation

Supporting Economic Development in Wauzhushk Onigum Nation

Ontario Strengthening Local Economy, Creating Jobs Ontario is helping the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation move forward on its plans to establish a community development centre that will support local economic growth and create nine jobs. “I would like to thank the NOHFC board for partnering with us in [Read more]

Town of Marathon Announces New CAO

Town of Marathon Announces New CAO

MARATHON, ON – Mayor and Council of the Town of Marathon are pleased to announce that Mr. Daryl Skworchinski has been selected as the new Chief Administrative Officer/Clerk for the Town of Marathon.  This position became vacant when Marathon’s previous CAO/Clerk, Brian Tocheri, left in August [Read more]

Ontario Creating More Choice for Wood Frame Construction

Ontario Creating More Choice for Wood Frame Construction

Province Allowing Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys Ontario is introducing safer, more flexible and affordable design options for the construction of wood frame buildings. Through changes to the Ontario Building Code, wood frame buildings can now be built up to six storeys high, raising the [Read more]

MNO and TransCanada sign engagement agreement

MNO and TransCanada sign engagement agreement

Métis Nation of Ontario and TransCanada  Sign Engagement Agreement for the Energy East Pipeline Project Today, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) announced it has signed a Communications and Engagement Funding Agreement (CEFA) with TransCanada Oil Pipelines (TSX:TRP).  The CEFA will guide the [Read more]

MP Bruce Hyer On Reform Act (Question Period Video)

MP Bruce Hyer On Reform Act (Question Period Video)

OTTAWA, ON – September 2014, Green Party MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay – Superior North) during Question Period with a query regarding changes to the Reform Act. [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Many families across the province are winding down after summer holidays and getting back into the fall routine, but I am reminded that this week is Legion week. This year more than 400 Legion branches throughout Ontario including those across Algoma-Manitoulin and northern Ontario will be making [Read more]

MP Carol Hughes “Tossing aside democracy to support democracy”

MP Carol Hughes “Tossing aside democracy to support democracy”

Parliament held an emergency debate on Canada’s response to the situation in Iraq this week.  The fact that it was an emergency debate and not a government-led one spoke volumes about the Prime Minister’s go-it-alone approach on this issue.  That was hammered home when Thomas Mulcair was the [Read more]

White River Voters Have Many Options To Consider

White River Voters Have Many Options To Consider

WHITE RIVER, ON – Though some Northshore municipalities are seeing their Mayors, or even full council, acclaimed to serve as political leaders for the next 4 years, this is not the case in White River. When White River voters go to the polls on October 29th there will be much to consider as [Read more]

Andrea Horwath Speech Highlights From NDP Provincial Council Meeting (Video)

Andrea Horwath Speech Highlights From NDP Provincial Council  Meeting (Video)

The Ontario NDP held a provincial council meeting this past weekend, topics included the recent election, and the party’s plans for the future. In attendance were NDP members from across Ontario.  The video above, from the Ontario NDP Caucus, includes highlights from NDP Leader Andrea [Read more]

Canada-China Agreement Threat To Canada’s Sovereignty Says Hyer

Canada-China Agreement Threat To Canada’s Sovereignty Says Hyer

Conservatives bow to Chinese pressure and ratify FIPA behind closed doors OTTAWA , ON – Bruce Hyer, MP for Thunder Bay-Superior North and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada denounced Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unprecedented move to ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment [Read more]

Manitouwadge Municipal Elections : Lack of Candidates Sign Of Apathy?

Manitouwadge Municipal Elections : Lack of Candidates Sign Of Apathy?

MANITOUWADGE, ON – Voters in Manitouwadge do not have much of a decision to make in regards to the upcoming October 24th municipal election. The four Councillors’ positions only have four registered candidates; Sheldon Plummer who has served on the current council (2010-2014), Raymond [Read more]

Marathon Mayor Rick Dumas Remains Unchallenged, 7 Vying For Councillor Positions

Marathon Mayor Rick Dumas Remains Unchallenged, 7 Vying For Councillor Positions

MARATHON, ON – It’s that time again, the 2014 municipal electoral race may begin heating up in Marathon as registration for those seeking election has closed and there are nearly double the number of candidates for positions as Town Councillors as there as there are seats to fill. [Read more]

Terrace Bay 2014 Electoral Candidates

Terrace Bay 2014 Electoral Candidates

TERRACE BAY, ON – The time has come to familiarize yourself with Terrace Bay’s candidates for the October 27th municipal election. Congratulations to Mayor Jody Davis, uncontested for the position of Mayor of the Township of Terrace Bay. Davis was sworn in as Mayor in November 2013, [Read more]

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