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MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This week in the legislature New Democrats delivered results with the passage of a Bill to create the Financial Accountability Office. This is proof that the Legislature can deliver results for people when they focus on the right priorities. With the establishment of this office, accountability [Read more]

UPDATE: Councillor Plummer Delivers Petitions & Mayor Rec’vs Letter from MTO RE: Industrial Rd (aka Hwy 625)

UPDATE: Councillor Plummer Delivers Petitions & Mayor Rec’vs Letter from MTO RE: Industrial Rd (aka Hwy 625)

MANITOUWADGE, ON – During the regular meeting of council of the Township of Manitouwadge, Thursday, September 26, 2013, the agenda included correspondence to the Clerk, Ceclie Kerster, from the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario following a telephone conversation Kerster had with the MTO [Read more]

Ontario Government Committed to Finding a Sustainable Solution for the ONTC

OPEN LETTER FROM Minister Michael Gravelle Over the past five months I have worked with my Minister’s Advisory Committee and we have gained a better appreciation for the current operations of each Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) business line and the realities of the public [Read more]

Members of Pic River First Nation Vote Tomorrow

Members of Pic River First Nation Vote Tomorrow

PIC RIVER FIRST NATION, ON – Pic River First Nation members will vote tomorrow to elect the representatives to sit as Chief and Band Council.  Current Chief Roy Michano is running for re-election with 2 opponents listed online as also running for Chief (it is rumoured that Tim Michano no [Read more]

Séance régulière du conseil de Dubreuilville Regular Council meeting 09-26-13

Séance régulière du conseil de Dubreuilville Regular Council meeting 09-26-13

  ORDRE DU JOUR /Agenda Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieuà 18 h 30, le 26 septembre 2013 Regular Council meeting scheduled for September 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. 1.    OUVERTURE/CALL TO ORDER 2.    PRÉSENCE/ROLL CALL 3.    APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT [Read more]

Supreme Court will hear Grassy Narrows’ legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging

Supreme Court will hear Grassy Narrows’ legal case for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging

From Grassy Narrows First Nation ON makes new plans for industrial clearcut logging at Grassy Narrows OTTAWA, ON – Today the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to Grassy Narrows to appeal their legal action for Treaty rights and against clearcut logging to the highest court.  The case [Read more]

NDP’s 1,000 Reasons Why Prorogation Will Hurt Northern Ontarians

NDP’s 1,000 Reasons Why Prorogation Will Hurt Northern Ontarians

The Prime Minister is once again showing his contempt for the work of parliamentarians SUDBURY, ON – The Conservative government’s decision to shut down Parliament will impact the lives of Canadians, says NDP MPs Glenn Thibeault (Sudbury) and Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing). [Read more]

Manitouwadge Learning Centre Grand Opening Celebrates Success of New Location

Manitouwadge Learning Centre Grand Opening Celebrates Success of New Location

MANITOUWADGE, ON – September 12, the Manitouwadge Learning Centre (Centre de formation) held its official Grand Opening at the new location in Unit #11, in the Hallmark Square. The centre’s new location is 800 square feet larger than its previous location on Shebandowan allowing for a [Read more]

HUGHES ON HEADLINES “Public health shouldn’t be a secondary consideration for regulator”

HUGHES ON HEADLINES “Public health shouldn’t be a secondary consideration for regulator”

It is pretty easy to view drug companies as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type entities.  For those who are relieved of symptoms or illness by proprietary drugs, they do good and important work.  For those who struggle with side effects, receive little or no relief, have adverse reactions – or [Read more]

Wawa Council Meeting Agenda – September 17, 2013

Wawa Council Meeting Agenda – September 17, 2013

CLICK HERE to view/print the agenda for the regular meeting of Wawa Town Council to be held at the Council Chambers Tuesday, September 17th, 2013. Choose one of the links below for minutes from the most recent meetings of  Wawa Town Council : Special meeting of Council September 6, 2013 Special [Read more]

Summary of Manitouwadge Council September 11 2013 (+Video)

Summary of Manitouwadge Council September 11 2013 (+Video)

MANITOUWADGE, ON – The regular meeting of Manitouwadge Town Council September 11, 2013 was quite brief, lasting only about 30 minutes. Absent from the meeting were Mayor John MacEachern and Councillor Natalie Labbee; in attendance were Acting Mayor Connie Hunter who chaired the meeting, Clerk [Read more]

Wawa Corporate Planning Meeting Discusses The KPMG Report Again

The KPMG Municipal Service Delivery Review was an item on the agenda for the Corporate Planning Meeting held on September 10th, 2013. Absent was Councillors Holly Morrison-Smith and Yvan Besner. Mayor Nowicki acted as chair, beginning the discussion that Councillor Holly Morrison-Smith had spoken [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This week the legislature returned and the NDP welcomed two newly elected MPP’s.  During the summer by elections Percy Hatfield was elected in Windsor-Tecumseh and Peggy Sattler was elected in London West.  We are proud to have these two fantastic additions to our caucus and look forward to [Read more]

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: PRIME MINISTER MAKES PROROGATION OFFICIAL

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: PRIME MINISTER MAKES PROROGATION OFFICIAL

not rushing back to difficult question periods: Hughes ELLIOT LAKE, ON – Just days ahead of the International Day of Democracy (September15th ), the Prime Minister announced he will prorogue parliament which will delay the start of the fall sitting for a full month.  While the move was [Read more]

Statement from Health Minister and Government House Leader on Fast-Tracking Tanning Bed Legislation

Statement from Health Minister and Government House Leader on Fast-Tracking Tanning Bed Legislation

Today, Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and John Milloy, Government House Leader, issued the following statement on the government’s motion to fast-track Bill 30, the Skin Cancer Prevention Act: “In March, our government took action to help prevent skin cancer among [Read more]

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