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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]

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

Hydro bills put community centres at risk

ECHO BAY, ON – On Saturday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined the leadership of Echo Bay, Desbarats, Bruce Mines, Hilton Beach and the Township of St. Joseph to speak out about skyrocketing hydro bills – which are putting their community hubs at risk. “The Johnson Township Community Centre [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

Last week MPPs found themselves back home in their ridings for a constituency week. I am pleased to say that the clinics I held were well attended. Constituency clinics provide MPPs with the opportunity to meet face to face with constituents to assist them with matters of concern and also hear [Read more]

NDP Open Letter on Northern Ontario Gas Prices

NDP Open Letter on Northern Ontario Gas Prices

Rec’vd from the office of MPP Michael Mantha June 22, 2016 ___________________ 16 June, 2016 The Hon. Glenn Thibeault, Minister of Energy 4th Floor, Hearst Block 900 Bay Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 2E1 Re: Gas Prices Dear Minister, People across Ontario, and especially the North, are being [Read more]

Government Contempt for Independent Watchdogs?

Government Contempt for Independent Watchdogs?

Misrepresentation of FAO’s opinion further sign of Liberal contempt for independent watchdogs: NDP QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Today, another of the province’s independent watchdogs has written to point out the Liberal Government’s disrespect for their office.  This time, Financial [Read more]

“Medical assistance in dying law should have been more patient-centred” Hughes

“Medical assistance in dying law should have been more patient-centred” Hughes

A Supreme Court decision forced Parliament to act on the issue of medical assistance in dying, but the government has chosen to make this a more fractured discussion on a number of fronts that could have been avoided, or at the very least tempered with a little foresight and planning.  The right [Read more]

Families of Children with ASD Fill Ontario Legistlature

Families of Children with ASD Fill Ontario Legistlature

It has been an emotional week at Queen’s Park with families and concerned Ontarians descending on the legislature to condemn the Liberal government’s many reckless actions. This past Tuesday, families of children with Autism Spectrum disorder filled the legislature during question period. New [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

This past week, the NDP has been holding the Liberal government’s feet to the fire on a number of issues. After promising better costs for seniors, it become clear that the Liberal government’s budget would nearly double the deductible on prescriptions for seniors and cause higher co-payments [Read more]

NDP : Did Liberal Cabinet fundraising break the law?

NDP : Did Liberal Cabinet fundraising break the law?

QUEEN’S PARK, ON  – Ontario New Democrat Deputy Leader Jagmeet Singh, (MPP, Bramalea-Gore-Malton) says Kathleen Wynne’s system of requiring Cabinet Ministers to use their ministerial portfolios in a fundraising quota scheme may have broken Ontario’s integrity laws. Singh has [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]

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]

The Harsh Reality about Our Future

The Harsh Reality about Our Future

At face value free tuition for students sounds great. In fact, it seems too good to be true. New Democrats know that students have been trying to get assistance for post-secondary studies for years. At the end of the day, if it helps out the students, then we are all for it. However, as with [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha Re: 2016 Budget

MPP Michael Mantha Re: 2016 Budget

2016 Budget: Another Disappointment Once Again As we all are aware, yesterday, February 25th, the Liberal government presented their 2016 budget. In the lead up to the budget, New Democrats travelled the province and spoke to Ontarians about their primary concerns. Ontarians were hoping for a [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]

Still time to make sense of middle class tax cuts says Hughes

Still time to make sense of middle class tax cuts says Hughes

A tax plan that offers no relief to more than half the country and only benefits those who are already wealthy would have seen Stephen Harper pilloried in the press and coffee shops across the nation, but will Justin Trudeau be given a free ride for doing just that?  It’s a question we are about [Read more]

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