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MPP Michael Mantha : Winter Highway Safety & #VibrantSeniors

MPP Michael Mantha : Winter Highway Safety & #VibrantSeniors

Here in Northern Ontario we know what winter driving is.  Many in Northern Ontario must drive daily in dangerous conditions, to and from work, taking our children to school and sports practices, driving to medical appointments and so on. Yet-many of those making decisions on how our winter roads [Read more]

Ontario Drivers at Risk from Privatization of Winter Road Maintenance?

Ontario Drivers at Risk from Privatization of Winter Road Maintenance?

Statement by Ontario NDP Transportation Critic Wayne Gates (MPP, Niagara Falls) regarding release of 2015 Winter Highway Maintenance Action Plan “Privatizing winter road maintenance has put drivers in Ontario at risk all across the province. Everyone knows that in the winter it’s going to snow, [Read more]

Taking Action to Keep Ontario’s Highways Safe in Winter

Taking Action to Keep Ontario’s Highways Safe in Winter

Province Adding More Equipment, Anti-Icing Liquids Before Storms Today Ontario released the Winter Highway Maintenance Action Plan in response to the Auditor General of Ontario’s report on winter highway maintenance. The plan lays out how the province will continue to improve winter road [Read more]

Senate Unanimously Passes C-61: Creation of Lake Superior NMCA

Senate Unanimously Passes C-61: Creation of Lake Superior NMCA

From June 22, 2015 OTTAWA, ON –  Bruce Hyer MP Thunder Bay Superior North (and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada) issued the following statement regarding the passage of Bill C-61 An Act to amend the Canada National Marine Conservation Areas Act, by the Senate: “After eight years [Read more]

Ordre du Jour du conseil de Dubreuilville Municipal Council Agenda 06.23.15

Ordre du Jour du conseil de Dubreuilville Municipal Council Agenda 06.23.15

ORDRE DU JOUR / Agenda Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 23 juin 2015 Regular Council meeting scheduled for June 23, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. OUVERTURE /CALL TO ORDER PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT PÉCUNIAIRE / DECLARATION OF CONFLICT ADOPTION DE [Read more]

Lamb Island Lighthouse Designated Heritage Lighthouse

Lamb Island Lighthouse Designated Heritage Lighthouse

OTTAWA, ON — Today MP Bruce Hyer released the following statement regarding the designation of heritage lighthouses under the Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act: “Community groups that work to protect our heritage lighthouses and curate an important part of Canada’s maritime history have [Read more]

HYER Seeks Consent : Creation of Lake Superior NMCA & Tabling of Truth And Reconciliation Commission Report

HYER Seeks Consent : Creation of Lake Superior NMCA & Tabling of Truth And Reconciliation Commission Report

OTTAWA, ON – Bruce Hyer, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP (Thunder Bay- Superior North) issued the following statement regarding two items that need to be passed before any possible resolution for Parliament to rise early. “The first item is to pass Bill C-61 Lake Superior [Read more]

Self-policing just isn’t working for the Senate

Self-policing just isn’t working for the Senate

The Auditor General is recommending the RCMP investigate the spending of 9 more Senators and has fingered another 21 for improper use of their office budgets.  This is happening against the back-drop of the Mike Duffy trial which has soured the country significantly on the Red Chamber. Among the [Read more]

FONOM Pleased re: Electoral Reform Legislation

FONOM Pleased re: Electoral Reform Legislation

KAPUSKASING, ON ‐ The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) is pleased with the recent introduction of election reform legislation that will see the number of ridings in the North remain at 11. Ontario is acting on the province’s Chief Electoral Officer’s recommended changes [Read more]

News from the Park : Hydro Sell-Off, Education & Health Cuts and more

News from the Park : Hydro Sell-Off, Education & Health Cuts and more

This week legislature rose however the session was marked by chaos, Hydro One sell-off and criminal investigations. Opposition parties were on fire in the legislature debating the sell-off of Hydro One and the utter lack of respect for hard-working families in Ontario.  New Democrats held several [Read more]

Enhancing Post-Secondary Education in Northwestern Ontario

Enhancing Post-Secondary Education in Northwestern Ontario

Enhancing Post-Secondary Education in Northwestern Ontario Ontario Bringing Learning Opportunities Closer to Home Ontario is investing in new technology that will provide students in Kenora and Sioux Lookout with an interactive university experience. With an investment of $1 million from the [Read more]

“Job numbers are the real test for any government“ says Hughes

“Job numbers are the real test for any government“ says Hughes

The government is crowing about a balanced budget but what they aren’t bragging about is how their efforts offer little hope to improve stagnant job numbers or some dismal economic indicators that show their balancing job for what it is – a temporary illusion.  What you will hear a lot [Read more]

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]

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