Posts Tagged ‘Canada’s NDP’

The buck doesn’t stop here anymore (version française inclu)

The buck doesn’t stop here anymore (version française inclu)

Version française ci-dessou The phenomenon of bank closures is becoming a common occurrence in many small Canadian towns.  Here in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing we are no different.  The trend to other forms of banking such as what is available online may have appeal for some people, but not [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]

Hughes : Young Canadians Left Behind In Liberals 1st budget?

Hughes : Young Canadians Left Behind In Liberals 1st budget?

As budget analysis comes into focus after an election that gave thousands of young Canadians incentive to vote, the Liberals have already started to back-track and water down some of their key promises. A cynical person might even wonder if they were promises that were never meant to be acted [Read more]

Why Waukesha Matters

Why Waukesha Matters

I have received correspondence from constituents concerned about Waukesha Wisconsin’s proposal  for their water problems, but I would like to raise the issue as one of importance for anyone who is concerned with the Great Lakes because it amounts to a precedence setting case that could have a [Read more]

FASD Medialert Bracelet Pilot Project Encouraging: Hughes

FASD Medialert Bracelet Pilot Project Encouraging: Hughes

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – A pilot project to help emergency workers identify people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an important step in making sure these people receive the best health care, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered opening remarks at [Read more]

Government Role In Transition of ACR Passenger Services: Hughes

Government Role In Transition of ACR Passenger Services: Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – The agreement that will have Railmark Canada take control of passenger services on the Algoma-Central-Railway has great potential to keep passenger trains running for years, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. “This is a positive development, but it is [Read more]

The high cost of making the government look good

The high cost of making the government look good

When the government cries broke when faced with common sense decisions like supporting passenger services on the ACR (while stakeholders find a permanent solution to a government-created crisis) that claim should be viewed through the lens of their huge and growing advertising budget.  Spending [Read more]

Maintain First Nations Health Research As A Priority says Hughes

Maintain First Nations Health Research As A Priority says Hughes

OTTAWA, ON – Minimal interaction between the Aboriginal health research community and senior leadership at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is undermining a decade of achievement and future advancement in aboriginal health research, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, [Read more]

“Old line parties have learned nothing from Senate scandal” NDP MP Carol Hughes

“Old line parties have learned nothing from Senate scandal” NDP MP Carol Hughes

The ever ballooning Senate spending scandal has been instructive for political watchers as it highlights how our democratic institutions operate in a self-policing manner that can be secretive, self-serving, and difficult for people to make sense of. Amidst the understandable public outrage there [Read more]

Hughes on Headlines “Prorogation marks desperate attempt to change the channel”

Hughes on Headlines “Prorogation marks desperate attempt to change the channel”

If you watched Question Period during the last five weeks parliament sat in the spring, you didn’t see much of the Prime Minister.  When Stephen Harper was around over that stretch, it was anything but smooth sailing.  Day after day he faced a tough line of questioning from Tom Mulcair about [Read more]

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