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Mantha’s News from the Park : Town Hall w/NDP Leader, Hydro One Sale & Bear Encounters

Mantha’s News from the Park : Town Hall w/NDP Leader, Hydro One Sale & Bear Encounters

My colleagues and I have received numerous calls regarding the increase in Bear activity throughout Northern Ontario. The NDP has continuously pressured the Minister of Natural Resources to step up and take some responsibility on the issue of wildlife management in the north. Liberal budget cuts to [Read more]

Ontario Community Hubs Action Plan Released

Ontario Community Hubs Action Plan Released

Strategic Framework Provides a Roadmap for Public Spaces to Better Serve Communities Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group has released a report to guide the creation of community hubs. The report, Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan, is [Read more]

Statement by NDP Education Critic RE: Community Hubs

Statement by NDP Education Critic RE: Community Hubs

  “New Democrats have long supported the idea of turning schools into community hubs, and as such, I welcome the report from Karen Pitre in this regard. However, I find the contradictions of Premier Wynne and her Liberal government hard to ignore. On one hand they say they want to create [Read more]

Province Funding Infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario

Province Funding Infrastructure in Northwestern Ontario

Projects Approved under the Small Communities Fund Residents of Naicatchewenin First Nation, Big Grassy First Nation, and Fort Frances will benefit from important infrastructure investments thanks to funding from the government of Ontario through the Small Communities Fund. Naicatchewenin First [Read more]

Ontario Invests in Agricultural Infrastructure in the North

Ontario Invests in Agricultural Infrastructure in the North

Funding Part of Largest Infrastructure Investment in Province’s History Ontario is supporting long-term economic growth in Northern Ontario with funding for agricultural infrastructure projects in Northeastern Ontario. These important infrastructure improvements will help increase farm production [Read more]

Ontario Seeking Input to Better Conserve Wetlands

Ontario Seeking Input to Better Conserve Wetlands

Province Reviewing Conservation Framework to Protect Environment Ontario is reviewing the wetlands conservation framework to better protect these biologically diverse and productive habitats. Wetlands are an essential component of Ontario’s biodiversity and have many functions that benefit [Read more]

Elizabeth May To Visit Live from the Rock Folk Fest Saturday

Elizabeth May To Visit Live from the Rock Folk Fest Saturday

THUNDER BAY, ON – Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP Saanich – Gulf Islands, will be visiting Northwestern Ontario on Saturday August 8, 2015 to join Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Thunder Bay – Superior North) and Christy Radbourne [Read more]

Green Party Launches Campaign

Green Party Launches Campaign

THUNDER BAY, ON – Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Thunder Bay – Superior North), kicked off the Green Party’s 2015 national election campaign today in Thunder Bay, Ontario. “The campaign is now in full force and we are asking the people of Thunder Bay – [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Last week (Click to read last week’s column) we touched on an important Bill that New Democrats introduced titled Empowering Homecare Patients Act, 2015. This bill speaks to homecare recipients and their families across Ontario.  New Democrats also introduced Bill 87 Long-Term Care Homes [Read more]

Liberal Candidate Patty Hajdu Ready For Federal Election

Liberal Candidate Patty Hajdu Ready For Federal Election

THUNDER BAY, ON – This morning, Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicked off the 2015 federal election – one of the longest in Canadian history – with the election date set for October 19th. Thunder Bay-Superior North Liberal candidate Patty Hajdu is ready to bring real action to the region and [Read more]

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]

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