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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]

NDP: OLG Privatization Will Hurt Ontario Services

NDP: OLG Privatization Will Hurt Ontario Services

As the Wynne Liberals hand over the OLG’s GTA locations today, to B.C-based Great Canadian Gaming Corp. and Toronto-based Brookfield Business Partners, the NDP is raising concerns over the effects of privatization — and the billions of dollars that will be going into B.C. bank accounts [Read more]

College of Nurses Misconduct Hearing Raises Questions Needing Answers

College of Nurses Misconduct Hearing Raises Questions Needing Answers

Seniors care inquiry can’t stop with Wettlaufer case LONDON, ON – Ontario NDP Long-Term Care critic Teresa Armstrong issued the following statement regarding the professional misconduct hearing for convicted serial killer Elizabeth Wettlaufer, happening today at the College of Nurses of [Read more]

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

NDP Statement on English-Wabigoon River Clean-up

ELLIOT LAKE, ON – NDP Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Critic Michael Mantha issued the following statement regarding recently-announced funding for the cleanup of mercury contamination in the English-Wabigoon River: “After forty years and of living with the toxic legacy of the [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]

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]

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