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Health Care Could Become Unsustainable Says MP Carol Hughes

Health Care Could Become Unsustainable Says MP Carol Hughes

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report that explains the cost to eliminating the federal deficit in Canada, but it is not likely to please many Canadians, especially younger ones. According to the PBO the federal debt will be eliminated over the next 35 years, but the outlook isn’t so [Read more]

FONOM Board Travels to Community of Kapuskasing

FONOM Board Travels to Community of Kapuskasing

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) travelled North to the President’s community of Kapuskasing on July 16, 2015 for the regular meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board discussed a number of key topics affecting the region including the sale of [Read more]

NWMO Event In White River Protested by Locals and Members of Pic Mobert First Nation

NWMO Event In White River Protested by Locals and Members of Pic Mobert First Nation

WHITE RIVER, ON – Members of Pic Mobert First Nation, joined by residents of White River, gathered for a peaceful protest in White River July 14th.  The protesters rallied on the front lawn of a local residence, across from the information centre where the Nuclear Waste Management [Read more]

“ACR saga highlights Conservatives priorities” says Hughes

“ACR saga highlights Conservatives priorities” says Hughes

Passenger rail services on the Algoma Central Railway have ground to a halt.   The third party operator that was hand-picked by CN has not worked out, but the problem was set in motion with some terrible planning by the Conservative government.  If anyone is wondering what the impacts of an [Read more]

News from the Park : Hydro Secrets

News from the Park : Hydro Secrets

Northerners can’t get a break from their rising hydro bills.  Whether you are trying to stay warm in the winter or cool in the summer, the bills continue to skyrocket. Tens of thousands of Ontarians signed petitions, demonstrated at Queen’s Park and across the province, joined Facebook groups, [Read more]

New Infrastructure Investments in Northern Ontario Parks Canada Sites

New Infrastructure Investments in Northern Ontario Parks Canada Sites

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Bryan Hayes, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, on behalf of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today announced infrastructure investments totalling more than $16 million in Pukaskwa National [Read more]

‘Finance Minister at Odds With Former Employer’ Says Hughes

‘Finance Minister at Odds With Former Employer’ Says Hughes

Are we in a recession or not?  That has been at the forefront of news reports this week as the government exercises damage control in the one area they don’t want to show weakness in, the economy. A recession is defined as two back-to-back quarters of declining growth.  We have already seen the [Read more]

Greenstone and Nipigon to Receive Funding for Wastewater Improvement

Greenstone and Nipigon to Receive Funding for Wastewater Improvement

Project approved under the Small Communities Fund Residents of Greenstone and Nipigon will benefit from important wastewater improvement projects thanks to joint funding from the Governments of Canada and Ontario through the Small Communities Fund.  The Municipality of Greenstone will use its [Read more]

Helping Communities Restore Habitats for Fish, Wildlife and Plants

Helping Communities Restore Habitats for Fish, Wildlife and Plants

Ontario Government Continues to Protect Biodiversity Ontario is working with community groups, conservation organizations and municipalities to protect plants, forests, streams and wetlands and restore habitats for fish and wildlife. This year, through the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration [Read more]

Federal Liberal Candidate Visits Manitouwadge

Federal Liberal Candidate Visits Manitouwadge

It was a rainy day when we visited Manitouwadge, but people were out and about and eager to share their thoughts about the upcoming federal election. First stop was the Post Office. We arrived around 10 am or so, and as people began to filter in, I introduced myself and handed out my card. Many [Read more]

Bruce Hyer Attending Greenstone Mineral Exploration Forum

Bruce Hyer Attending Greenstone Mineral Exploration Forum

Bruce Hyer, MP Thunder Bay Superior North and Green Party Deputy Leader will attend the Greenstone Mineral Exploration Forum 2015, July 14 in Geraldton and July 15 in Beardmore. “The mining potential in Greenstone is exciting. And it is encouraging to see Premier/Centerra Gold’s [Read more]

Expanding Broadband Services in Greenstone Region

Expanding Broadband Services in Greenstone Region

Improving Access for Northern Households and Businesses Canada and Ontario are helping the Greenstone region better connect to the information highway.  An investment in telecommunications infrastructure will bring modern, high‑speed broadband technology to residents, businesses and community [Read more]

Ontario NDP Finance Critic’s Statement RE: OCC “Empowering Ontario” Report

Ontario NDP Finance Critic’s Statement RE: OCC “Empowering Ontario” Report

Statement by Ontario NDP Finance Critic Catherine Fife (MPP Kitchener-Waterloo) regarding Ontario Chamber of Commerce “Empowering Ontario” report “According to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce nearly 4 in 10 businesses say that the cost of electricity is causing them to delay or cancel [Read more]

Protecting Northern Ontario Agriculture Sector

Protecting Northern Ontario Agriculture Sector

Will we toss aside our agricultural producers the same way we did our manufacturing sector? The push is on to finalize negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and the implications of a rushed deal could harm the growing agricultural sector in Northern Ontario.  While we [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha: Need for Lyme Disease Prevention Strategy

MPP Michael Mantha: Need for Lyme Disease Prevention Strategy

News from the Park Last week I was proud to participate in many Canada Day celebrations across Algoma-Manitoulin.  New Democrats across the country partook in festivities and citizenship ceremonies from coast to coast to celebrate the 148th anniversary of the founding of our country. Canada Day [Read more]

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