‘Northern Ontario Politics’ Information

New Resource to Improve Employment Opps for People with Developmental Disabilities

New Resource to Improve Employment Opps for People with Developmental Disabilities

Province Supporting Local Employers and Community Agencies Ontario is helping more people with developmental disabilities find and keep jobs in the community.The province is contributing $800,000 to help create a new Centre of Excellence for Employment Services. The new centre, which will be run by [Read more]

“Gov’t Shamelessly Uses Veterans As a Wedge In Budget” Hughes

“Gov’t Shamelessly Uses Veterans As a Wedge In Budget” Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The government is cynically attempting to use veterans as a wedge to garner support for their pre-election budget despite years of inaction, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes says the government should remove the items related to Veterans from the budget so [Read more]

Public Interest Groups Issue Open Letter to Gov’t of Ontario RE: Nuclear Waste Burial

Public Interest Groups Issue Open Letter to Gov’t of Ontario RE: Nuclear Waste Burial

From: Northwatch Federal Report is Flawed – Ontario Must Take Action QUEENS PARK, ON  – Calling the federal review report issued last week on a proposal to bury nuclear waste beside Lake Huron “deeply flawed”, one hundred public interest groups have issued an “Open Letter to the [Read more]

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

This week the Auditor General released her report on Winter Highway Maintenance.  The report said that the contracting out of highway maintenance services has led to a drastic decrease in services leaving roads unsalted and snow uncleared in the winter. My colleague and NDP Transportation Critic [Read more]

First Nations Rally in Pic Mobert Against Nuclear Waste

First Nations Rally in Pic Mobert Against Nuclear Waste

PIC MOBERT FIRST NATION – “Today I had the honour and privilege to speak at a rally with a number of great speakers, leaders and community activists. The message was: NO TO NUCLEAR WASTE in their treaty, traditional lands,” stated Serpent River Chief Isadore Day. “As First Nations, we do [Read more]

Letter to the Editor : Warning lights to save lives

Letter to the Editor : Warning lights to save lives

If you’ve ever travelled on Bass Lake Rd. or attended the Bass Lake Resort, you will know what I’m talking about. Railroad Crossing Safety is an issue on Bass Lake Rd. Safety is a concern at this crossing due to the following: Railroad approaches road on a narrow angle, cutting the line of site [Read more]

Ontario Introduces New Connecting Links Program to Support Municipalities, Improve Infrastructure

Province Committing $15 Million Annually to Connect Municipal Roads to Highways As part of the largest infrastructure investment in Ontario’s history, the province is committing $15 million annually to a new Connecting Links program, which will help municipalities pay the construction and [Read more]

Canada Needs a National Healthcare Strategy

Canada Needs a National Healthcare Strategy

Canadians consistently put healthcare at the top of the list of issues that are most important to them. 83% of Canadians believe that the federal government needs to take a leadership role in health care, and 80% of Canadians want a stronger healthcare system. In spite of this, Canada has no [Read more]

FONOM Responds To Announcement RE: Permanency of NIER Program

FONOM Responds To Announcement RE: Permanency of NIER Program

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased to hear that the Ontario government will make the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) Program permanent in the upcoming budget. The NIER program assists Northern Ontario’s large industrial [Read more]

Dangers of Bill C-51; the Anti–Terrorism Bill

Dangers of Bill C-51; the Anti–Terrorism Bill

Canadian’s Rights and Freedoms  The Government of Canada seems determined to have Bill C-51 passed as quickly as possible, despite critics concerns that there will be no oversight and that it will have a chilling effect on the thought process, free speech and the ability to protest. Canadians [Read more]

FONOM Message Delivered At State of the North Summit

FONOM Message Delivered At State of the North Summit

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) participated in Ontario’s first ever State of the North Summit hosted by The Empire Club of Canada on April 2, 2015 in Toronto. The event, which consisted of expert panelists representing industry, municipal and First [Read more]

Hughes’ Motion To End Racism Promotes Dialogue

Hughes’ Motion To End Racism Promotes Dialogue

OTTAWA, ON – Despite many societal advances we still have work to do if we want to live in a country where race is something that truly doesn’t matter, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes.  In an attempt to encourage people to challenge the stubborn phenomenon Hughes [Read more]

Supporting Schreiber Heritage Days & Other Festivals

Supporting Schreiber Heritage Days & Other Festivals

Province Supporting Communities and Creating Jobs Ontario is supporting festivals and events in Thunder Bay & Schreiber that will draw tourists, create jobs and grow the local economy.  “Our government is proud to support festivals and events because they contribute to the economy and create [Read more]

“Prime Minister not presenting clear choice to deal with ISIS” says Hughes

“Prime Minister not presenting clear choice to deal with ISIS” says Hughes

With Iraqi children freezing to death in Turkish refugee camps, Canada has to ask itself if committing to military action that inspires militants and contributes to regional instability is the right course of action for our country.  It isn’t a matter of if we can do the job or how much people [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Hydro Costs

Mantha’s News from the Park : Hydro Costs

Day after day, week after week, without a doubt the number one concern raised in our offices is the skyrocketing cost of hydro.  Absolutely nothing has been done since this Liberal government was given a majority mandate to alleviate the crippling costs of hydro on hardworking families across this [Read more]

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