Posts Tagged ‘New Democratic Party of Canada’

‘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]

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]

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]

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]

“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]

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]

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]

Hughes: Failing infrastructure severs vital transportation link

Hughes: Failing infrastructure severs vital transportation link

By now we have grown accustomed to the compelling arguments in favour of re-investing in Canada’s crumbling infrastructure, but what are we to make of the damage to the bridge over the Nipigon River which is new and not even fully constructed?  In case you missed the story, the bridge failed [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]

NDP Candidate Andrew Foulds Visits Greenstone

NDP Candidate Andrew Foulds Visits Greenstone

GREENSTONE, ON – Andrew Foulds took his campaign to Greenstone last week. He visited Beardmore, Geraldton, Nakina and Longlac. “The issues raised by constituents have become all too familiar as I knock on doors across this large riding. The economy and lack of good paying jobs was voiced [Read more]

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