Posts Tagged ‘Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes’

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

‘Selling public assets has no long term benefit’ says Hughes

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely about turning tax dollars and public assets over to the private sector.  This for-profit investment model was never fleshed out during the election, [Read more]

Hughes ‘Labour Day reminds us, hard work is rewarded’

Hughes ‘Labour Day reminds us, hard work is rewarded’

How often have you heard someone say they are tired of politics, or that it is all the same and nothing ever changes?  As we approach Labour Day we should remember that so many of the gains we enjoy were hard-fought for and would never have come about if people succumbed to those sentiments.  [Read more]

Three cheers for volunteers (Version française inclu)

Three cheers for volunteers (Version française inclu)

Version française ci-dessous If you scratch the surface of any community across Canada you are sure to expose the work of volunteers in the process.  From the toughest downtown neighbourhoods to the most pastoral small towns, volunteers are a constant presence and their work usually makes a big [Read more]

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

Canada Health Act Should Cover Palliative Care says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The government should identify hospice palliative care as a defined medical service to be covered under the Canada Health Act, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a petition on the subject in the House of Commons Tuesday, making the case [Read more]

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

Eating disorders are deadly and misunderstood

When I met with representatives from the National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) over a year ago, I had no idea that we would soon work together to try to shine a light on the difficulties that face those who suffer from these disorders and how that affects their loved ones.   Like many [Read more]

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

Carol Hughes Calls for Action on Equality for First Nations Children

BLIND RIVER, ON – Four days before the historic Have a Heart Day on Parliament Hill, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes will be hosting a screening of the film, ‘Hi-Ho Mistahey’ and calling for an end to discrimination against Canada’s First Nations children. Hi-Ho Mistahey is [Read more]

Hughes Lauds Volunteers Combatting Hunger in Algoma-Manioulin-Kapuskasing

Hughes Lauds Volunteers Combatting Hunger in Algoma-Manioulin-Kapuskasing

OTTAWA, ON  – As we approach the holidays Canadians think about giving back to their communities.   But according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes, for people involved with food banks this is an everyday occurrence because they know that hunger never takes a holiday and that [Read more]

Hughes Challenges MPs to Act on Violence Against Women

Hughes Challenges MPs to Act on Violence Against Women

OTTAWA, ON – Citing statistics that show Canada’s 20 year commitment hasn’t put a dent into the incidence of violence against women, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes challenged MPs to put words into action. Delivering a statement to mark the beginning of 16 Days of Action Against [Read more]

‘Friday news is rarely good’ notes Hughes

‘Friday news is rarely good’ notes Hughes

When political news breaks on a Friday afternoon, it usually isn’t for good-news stories.  More often this is when a government will make embarrassing admissions in an attempt to bury stories as people are focused on the weekend ahead.  Of course, there can always be exceptions, and that was [Read more]

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Civic Holiday is well worth celebrating

Though a lot of people associate the Civic Holiday with another day away from work, it’s come to be so much more than that. Celebrated the first Monday in August, the Civic Holiday is notorious for summer gatherings, picnics, and BBQ’s. And with right reason. This day is to recognize and [Read more]

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Hughes on Mistakes Made by Gov’t Re: Algoma Passenger Train

Liberals Happy to Repeat Conservative’s Mistake on Algoma Passenger Train: Hughes SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – Despite the fact that the Algoma Passenger train is a proven boon to the Northern Ontario economy, the Liberal government is content to live with their predecessor’s mistakes, says [Read more]

‘Waukesha diversion is a slippery slope’ MP Hughes

‘Waukesha diversion is a slippery slope’ MP Hughes

It wasn’t that long ago I wrote about the danger presented by a request from the town of Waukesha, Wisconsin (read that column) to draw its drinking water from Lake Michigan.  At that time it seemed that so many groups and communities around the Great Lakes were lining up in opposition to the [Read more]

“Medical assistance in dying law should have been more patient-centred” Hughes

“Medical assistance in dying law should have been more patient-centred” Hughes

A Supreme Court decision forced Parliament to act on the issue of medical assistance in dying, but the government has chosen to make this a more fractured discussion on a number of fronts that could have been avoided, or at the very least tempered with a little foresight and planning.  The right [Read more]

Important Vimy Ridge Day Connection in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing

Important Vimy Ridge Day Connection in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing

Outstanding Canadians shape our country every day and while we celebrate the 99th anniversary of the very significant Battle of Vimy Ridge, locally, we should celebrate the battle to have the day recognized as well. Vimy Ridge marked a major Canadian victory and a turning point, in both World War I [Read more]

No one deserves this kind of tax-break.

No one deserves this kind of tax-break.

When you cheat on your taxes or make a mistake, you can expect to pay the price, but that’s not always the way it works, especially if you’re among the most wealthy in the country. Canadians are learning about this double standard in the wake of the recent KPMG scandal which sends the wrong [Read more]

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