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Andrew Foulds Seeks NDP Nomination for Thunder Bay-Superior North

Andrew Foulds Seeks NDP Nomination for Thunder Bay-Superior North

Submitted by Andrew Foulds THUNDER BAY, ON – Thunder Bay City Councillor Andrew Foulds announced today that he will seek the Thunder Bay Superior North NDP nomination for the coming Federal election. In making the announcement, Foulds said, “It is an exciting time for New Democrats. As [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Healthcare & Gov’t Accountability

Mantha’s News from the Park : Healthcare & Gov’t Accountability

In Northern Ontario we know all too well the challenges we face with access to healthcare.  Many have to travel long distances for care, and at a time when there seems to be continuous cuts to services, and wasted millions it becomes extremely frustrating. This week my colleague and NDP Health [Read more]

Energy Assistance for Ratepayers

Energy Assistance for Ratepayers

Ontario Electricity Support Program to Assist Low-Income Ontarians with Electricity Costs  Today, MPP Michael Gravelle shared details of the proposed Ontario Electricity Support Program.  The intent of this program is to help qualifying low-income Ontarians by providing them with financial [Read more]

1st Of Its Kind: State of the North Summit

1st Of Its Kind: State of the North Summit

Investing in Northern Ontario – the Challenges, Opportunities & Solutions Thursday, April 2nd, 12 – 2pm Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Ballroom Ontario’s First Ever State of the North Summit hosted by The Empire Club of Canada The Empire Club of Canada is recognized as one of the [Read more]

First Nations United Regarding Forest Tenure And Economic Initiatives In Forestry

First Nations United Regarding Forest Tenure And Economic Initiatives In Forestry

Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls Move Forward With Agreement For The Ogoki Forest THUNDER BAY, ON – The First Nations of Aroland, Eabametoong and Marten Falls have agreed to move forward together with forest tenure and forestry related economic development within their traditional homelands [Read more]

Government Role In Transition of ACR Passenger Services: Hughes

Government Role In Transition of ACR Passenger Services: Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The agreement that will have Railmark Canada take control of passenger services on the Algoma-Central-Railway has great potential to keep passenger trains running for years, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. “This is a positive development, but it is [Read more]

Minister of Transportation Visits to Gogama Derailment Site

Minister of Transportation Visits to Gogama Derailment Site

  “The safety of our communities is our top priority. Improved rail safety will not only benefit Ontario but also the safety, environmental and economic well-being of communities across Ontario and Canada. There have been a number of very serious and unacceptable train derailments across the [Read more]

MP Bruce Hyer’s Speech On Carbon Fee And Dividend And Poverty

MP Bruce Hyer’s Speech On Carbon Fee And Dividend And Poverty

OTTAWA, ON – Thunder Bay-Superior North MP and Green Party Deputy Leader Bruce Hyer delivered a speech in the House of Commons this evening on Carbon Fee AND Dividend and Poverty. Following votes MP Hyer questioned the government about Carbon Fee and Dividend at 7:30 PM last evening. House [Read more]

Train Derailments Piling Up In Northern Ontario

Train Derailments Piling Up In Northern Ontario

OTTAWA, ON – Despite government claims that they are responding to the rash of train derailments, nothing will change if they allow railways to regulate themselves, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes raised the recent derailments in Northern Ontario during [Read more]

The high cost of making the government look good

The high cost of making the government look good

When the government cries broke when faced with common sense decisions like supporting passenger services on the ACR (while stakeholders find a permanent solution to a government-created crisis) that claim should be viewed through the lens of their huge and growing advertising budget.  Spending [Read more]

Legislature appoints Financial Accountability Officer

Legislature appoints Financial Accountability Officer

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is proud that members of the legislature unanimously appointed Stephen LeClair as Ontario’s first Financial Accountability Officer (FAO). “We’ve waited a long time for this moment, but I’m proud that we’ve finally appointed [Read more]

FONOM Meets with the Provincial Cabinet at ROMA/OGRA

FONOM Meets with the Provincial Cabinet at ROMA/OGRA

TORONTO, ON – February 23, 2015, the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) met with members of the Provincial Cabinet yesterday at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA)/Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Combined Conference in Toronto. FONOM was delighted and [Read more]

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

News from the Park : Ornge, Gas Plants, Email Deletions & Sudbury Bribery Scandal

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – The legislature returned this week to turmoil and scandals once again.  The present liberal government is embroiled in three separate OPP investigations for Ornge, Gas Plants email deletions, and the recent Sudbury bribery scandal. Thursday, minutes before question [Read more]

FONOM Attends Northern Leaders’ Dialogue

FONOM Attends Northern Leaders’ Dialogue

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) attended the Northern Leaders’ Dialogue in Sault Ste. Marie along with other municipal and Aboriginal leaders to discuss issues affecting the north as well as the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. The meeting of [Read more]

Polar Bear From Parliament?

Polar Bear From Parliament?

BLIND RIVER, ON – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha was busy visiting Winter Carnivals in communities across his riding this month.  Among those he attended was the 46th Annual Blind River Winter Carnival 2015 where Mantha chose to share his enthusiasm and show his support by [Read more]

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