Posts Tagged ‘Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing’

‘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]

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

Government Can Easily Fix Regulatory Roadblock for Credit Unions (français inclu)

(Version française ci-dessous) Last month an advisory from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) placed onerous conditions on credit unions and seemed to be doing favours for Canada’s big banks in the process. The edict, which was slipped through on June 30th when [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]

‘First Nations children still aren’t a priority’ Notes @CarolHughesMP

‘First Nations children still aren’t a priority’ Notes @CarolHughesMP

In 2007, parliament unanimously supported a child-first NDP Private Members Motion that called on the federal government to pay medical bills first, and then determine what jurisdiction is responsible later.  It was called Jordan’s Principle and was based on the bureaucratic battle that [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 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]

Hughes: “The truth is often lost in order to make a point”

Hughes: “The truth is often lost in order to make a point”

We are hearing about the end of truth in politics, mostly as a by-product of the American Presidential race, but the use of flimsy facts and general opinion to support a position is nothing new.  What is newer is the way that these ‘facts’ can be perpetuated on the internet and seem to take on [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]

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

Hughes Continues Efforts for Algoma Passenger Train Service Restoration

(en français ci-dessous) Supporting Algoma passenger train should be at top of government’s to-do list Mid July will mark one year since the Algoma passenger trains stopped running.  The service ground to a halt after third party operator Railmark could not come up with adequate financing to [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]

MP Carol Hughes on Rainbow Coalition Flag Raising on Parliament Hill

MP Carol Hughes on Rainbow Coalition Flag Raising on Parliament Hill

This week, the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and the public gathered on the front lawn of Centre Block to witness an historic event—the raising of the Pride flag on Parliament Hill. Although it was a symbolic measure, the event showcased Canada’s commitment to work towards inclusivity [Read more]

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