Posts Tagged ‘NDP MP’

‘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]

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]

Self-policing just isn’t working for the Senate

Self-policing just isn’t working for the Senate

The Auditor General is recommending the RCMP investigate the spending of 9 more Senators and has fingered another 21 for improper use of their office budgets.  This is happening against the back-drop of the Mike Duffy trial which has soured the country significantly on the Red Chamber. Among the [Read more]

Security threats are everywhere for this suspicious government

Security threats are everywhere for this suspicious government

Somewhere along the line Canada has slipped into the plot of a George Orwell novel and it is becoming more difficult to fight back. People will be less inclined to attend peaceful protests if they are guaranteed to be placed on a list of suspects by the government. The new legislation aimed at [Read more]

Hughes Joins Thomas Mulcair to Discuss Affordability Issues In Sault Ste. Marie

Hughes Joins Thomas Mulcair to Discuss Affordability Issues In Sault Ste. Marie

ELLIOT LAKE, ON  – People struggling just to keep up need to know their government has their back, and that just isn’t happening according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes. Hughes was commenting on NDP Leader Tom Mulcair’s Affordability Tour which stopped in Sault Ste. Marie [Read more]

HUGHES ON HEADLINES “Public health shouldn’t be a secondary consideration for regulator”

HUGHES ON HEADLINES “Public health shouldn’t be a secondary consideration for regulator”

It is pretty easy to view drug companies as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type entities.  For those who are relieved of symptoms or illness by proprietary drugs, they do good and important work.  For those who struggle with side effects, receive little or no relief, have adverse reactions – or [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 “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]

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: “Bad news for bees is bad news for us all”

HUGHES ON HEADLINES: “Bad news for bees is bad news for us all”

A few years back I wrote about the challenges for bees (especially honey bees) as colony collapse disorder was a growing concern and phenomenon.  Recent news items show the problems aren’t reversing but are only getting worse.  This is significantly bad news and the implications could be felt [Read more]

“Messing with definitions doesn’t create more local food” says MP Carol Hughes

“Messing with definitions doesn’t create more local food” says MP Carol Hughes

More and more people want to be able to eat locally produced food.   Whether the motivation is political or merely based on a desire to support local producers and get fresh food, the idea of eating locally is on an upward trajectory. Recently, the Manitoulin Island Community Abattoir (MICA) [Read more]

“Accounts receivable are not very important to this government” says Hughes

“Accounts receivable are not very important to this government” says Hughes

Anyone in business knows that when money doesn’t come in the venture won’t last long.  This critical point seems to escape the minds of Conservatives who have allowed uncollected tax to balloon under their watch.  It is hurting Canada and punishing those who play by the rules. Since the [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]

HUGHES TAKES ON MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN RARE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE

HUGHES TAKES ON MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN RARE PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE

OTTAWA, ON – First Nations are being asked to accept changes to Canada’s Environmental Assessment Act on faith alone according to MP, Carol Hughes.   The MP contends that negotiations without an even application of appropriate notice highlight the government’s questionable commitment in [Read more]

“Auditor General Report shows F-35 procurement process flawed and Ministers barely engaged” Hughes

“Auditor General Report shows F-35 procurement process flawed and Ministers barely engaged” Hughes

The brouhaha that flowed from the Auditor General’s report on April 3rd can be called appropriate when one considers the history of this issue. The out-of-whack estimates for the costing of these fighter jets and the concentrated effort on the part of the, then minority, Conservative government [Read more]

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