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‘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]

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]

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]

‘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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

“Pay equity gap shows how much remains undone” says Hughes

There is no denying the trajectory of women’s rights in western society has been that of a steady rise in fortune. The suffrage movement is often seen as a starting point and it has been 99 years since the right to vote was granted to women across Canada – Manitoba preceded that by two [Read more]

Hughes Pleased : Human Rights Tribunal Opens Door for First Nations Children

Hughes Pleased : Human Rights Tribunal Opens Door for First Nations Children

Canadians have so much to be proud of, yet there is still a lot of inequity to be addressed.  This is all the more obvious now that a Human Rights Tribunal ruling has confirmed what many of us have known for years – that First Nations children are not receiving the same treatment and [Read more]

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