Posts Tagged ‘Carol Hughes’

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]

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]

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]

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]

‘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]

Hughes: A few items to watch as Parliament resumes this month

Hughes: A few items to watch as Parliament resumes this month

In the same way that September marks a return to school, it also marks the return of parliament.  In a few weeks MPs will return to Ottawa to resume debate on numerous issues.  Some of these will pop up daily and can’t truly be foreseen, but others have been brewing over the summer – or [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]

Will good jobs be a thing of the past?

Will good jobs be a thing of the past?

Young Canadians today are on a razor’s edge when it comes to employment. They are often forced into precarious work and are more likely to take unpaid internships and part-time, casual, or temporary work. Just under half of Canadians between the ages of 15 and 29 are forced to accept this kind [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]

Mme Hughes félicite les électeurs

Mme Hughes félicite les électeurs

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – Carol Hughes envoie son message d’appréciation et de félicitations aux électeurs après sa réélection à la circonscription d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.  La députée néo-démocrate est enthousiasmée par le montant d’électeurs qui, lundi, se sont rendus aux [Read more]

Hughes congratulates voters

Hughes congratulates voters

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – Carol Hughes is sending a message appreciation and congratulations to voters after being re-elected in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing.  The New Democrat MP was enthusiastic about  the high voter turnout on Monday which reversed a consistent downward trend over a number of [Read more]

Health Care Could Become Unsustainable Says MP Carol Hughes

Health Care Could Become Unsustainable Says MP Carol Hughes

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report that explains the cost to eliminating the federal deficit in Canada, but it is not likely to please many Canadians, especially younger ones. According to the PBO the federal debt will be eliminated over the next 35 years, but the outlook isn’t so [Read more]

Ce qui nuit au secteur agricole du Nord de l’Ontario

Ce qui nuit au secteur agricole du Nord de l’Ontario

Va-t-on sacrifier nos producteurs agricoles comme on l’a fait avec notre secteur manufacturier? Le sprint final est amorcé pour conclure les négociations du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP), mais la conclusion à la hâte de cet accord commercial pourrait bien nuire au secteur agricole en [Read more]

Protecting Northern Ontario Agriculture Sector

Protecting Northern Ontario Agriculture Sector

Will we toss aside our agricultural producers the same way we did our manufacturing sector? The push is on to finalize negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and the implications of a rushed deal could harm the growing agricultural sector in Northern Ontario.  While we [Read more]

L’auto-administration du Sénat : un échec

L’auto-administration du Sénat : un échec

Le vérificateur général recommande à la GRC de faire enquête sur les dépenses de neuf autres sénateurs et reproche à 21 autres d’avoir fait mauvais usage de leur budget de bureau. Ce constat survient au beau milieu du procès de Mike Duffy, qui alimente déjà l’hostilité du pays à [Read more]

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