Posts Tagged ‘democracy’

NDP Election Bribery Bill Passes Second Vote

NDP Election Bribery Bill Passes Second Vote

More Questions Raised For Liberals QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP House Leader Gilles Bisson says successful second reading of his Putting Voters First Act puts the governing Wynne Liberals between a rock and a hard place. The Act, which would make it illegal to “apply for, accept or agree to [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

This week marked another constituency week where I had the opportunity to tour many communities in the riding and host clinics to assist constituents. I always enjoy coming home and reconnecting with people and hearing your concerns. People across Algoma-Manitoulin continue to raise concerns over [Read more]

Letter to the Editor : Opposition to Bill C-51

Letter to the Editor : Opposition to Bill C-51

I am adamantly opposed to the Conservative government’s Bill C- 51. It undermines the foundations of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms – and what it means to be Canadian. Because of its very fuzzy definitions of “terrorism,” “safety,” and “security,” [Read more]

MP Carol Hughes “Tossing aside democracy to support democracy”

MP Carol Hughes “Tossing aside democracy to support democracy”

Parliament held an emergency debate on Canada’s response to the situation in Iraq this week.  The fact that it was an emergency debate and not a government-led one spoke volumes about the Prime Minister’s go-it-alone approach on this issue.  That was hammered home when Thomas Mulcair was the [Read more]

200,000 Underage Students to Cast Ballots in Provincial Election

200,000 Underage Students to Cast Ballots in Provincial Election

TORONTO, ON – CNW – This week, Ontario’s elementary and high school students will be talking politics and casting ballots for the official candidates running in the provincial election.  More than 1,600 schools have registered to participate in Student Vote 2014, representing [Read more]

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: PRIME MINISTER MAKES PROROGATION OFFICIAL

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: PRIME MINISTER MAKES PROROGATION OFFICIAL

not rushing back to difficult question periods: Hughes ELLIOT LAKE, ON – Just days ahead of the International Day of Democracy (September15th ), the Prime Minister announced he will prorogue parliament which will delay the start of the fall sitting for a full month.  While the move was [Read more]

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: Is the Canadian Senate Necessary?

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: Is the Canadian Senate Necessary?

Give’em enough rope: Senators doing a great job of showing why we don’t need the place The recent investigation into questionable housing allowance claims for Senators has put the Red Chamber under a spotlight that leaves many Canadians wondering how useful the institution really is.  One [Read more]

“Accountability completely off the radar with tainted beef memo” says Hughes

“Accountability completely off the radar with tainted beef memo” says Hughes

Revelations that Canadian Food Inspection Agency inspectors were instructed to allow contaminated carcasses to be processed in the now infamous XL Foods plant in southern Alberta confirm the worst suspicions of those who believe the agency is receiving direction that flies in the face of actual [Read more]

Hyer on the Hill – Selling China the Rope

Hyer on the Hill – Selling China the Rope

The $15 billion takeover of Nexen Inc., one of Canada’s largest oil & gas companies involved in the oil sands, by Chinese state-owned China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has been in the news a lot lately. Many in Canada’s corporate sector have rightly noted that Canada must [Read more]

Hughes Reflections on Labour Day

Hughes Reflections on Labour Day

Hard work has always been a part of our lives as Canadians. On Labour Day, we celebrate our dedication and diligence in the workplace. Our society relies on hardworking citizens to keep our country thriving, therefore it is important to use this holiday as a time to give thanks to all of our [Read more]

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