Posts Tagged ‘new democratic party’

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]

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]

Mantha’s News form the Park

Mantha’s News form the Park

The week has been a busy week back in the riding. I have held numerous constituency clinics and met with many folks.  People are gearing up for the holidays with their loved ones and attending many local holiday events and craft shows. Back at Queen’s Park the gas plant scandal has resurfaced. [Read more]

Investigate Interference With Care of Injured Workers: NDP (incl.Video)

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Ontario NDP MPP Cindy Forster called on the Minister of Labour to launch an immediate investigation into the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board’s (WSIB) interference with the medical care of injured workers. “Today we’re joined by a number of doctors from [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]

Health Care Could Become Unsustainable Says MP Carol Hughes

Health Care Could Become Unsustainable Says MP Carol Hughes

The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report that explains the cost to eliminating the federal deficit in Canada, but it is not likely to please many Canadians, especially younger ones. According to the PBO the federal debt will be eliminated over the next 35 years, but the outlook isn’t so [Read more]

Protecting Northern Ontario Agriculture Sector

Protecting Northern Ontario Agriculture Sector

Will we toss aside our agricultural producers the same way we did our manufacturing sector? The push is on to finalize negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and the implications of a rushed deal could harm the growing agricultural sector in Northern Ontario.  While we [Read more]

“Prime Minister not presenting clear choice to deal with ISIS” says Hughes

“Prime Minister not presenting clear choice to deal with ISIS” says Hughes

With Iraqi children freezing to death in Turkish refugee camps, Canada has to ask itself if committing to military action that inspires militants and contributes to regional instability is the right course of action for our country.  It isn’t a matter of if we can do the job or how much people [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Healthcare & Gov’t Accountability

Mantha’s News from the Park : Healthcare & Gov’t Accountability

In Northern Ontario we know all too well the challenges we face with access to healthcare.  Many have to travel long distances for care, and at a time when there seems to be continuous cuts to services, and wasted millions it becomes extremely frustrating. This week my colleague and NDP Health [Read more]

The high cost of making the government look good

The high cost of making the government look good

When the government cries broke when faced with common sense decisions like supporting passenger services on the ACR (while stakeholders find a permanent solution to a government-created crisis) that claim should be viewed through the lens of their huge and growing advertising budget.  Spending [Read more]

Legislature appoints Financial Accountability Officer

Legislature appoints Financial Accountability Officer

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – NDP Leader Andrea Horwath is proud that members of the legislature unanimously appointed Stephen LeClair as Ontario’s first Financial Accountability Officer (FAO). “We’ve waited a long time for this moment, but I’m proud that we’ve finally appointed [Read more]

MP Carol Hughes Demands A More Well-Connected Canada

MP Carol Hughes Demands A More Well-Connected Canada

“Broadband access should be getting better instead of being threatened” says Hughes Rural Canadians concerned about the government’s failure to improve broadband internet in those parts of the country can add the potential negative impacts of an Industry Canada proposal that will [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park : Lyme Disease Motion Passes

Mantha’s News from the Park : Lyme Disease Motion Passes

Thursday, November 27th, at Queen’s Park, I was joined by the Ontario Lyme Alliance and their national and regional counterparts to bring attention — and to deliver a call to action — on a serious public health policy matter.  The issue is the alarming increase in Lyme disease.  As [Read more]

“Food banks busier than ever” says Hughes

“Food banks busier than ever” says Hughes

Manitoulin Family Resources is set to open their newly constructed food bank this month.  While I am saddened that I will be in Ottawa and unable to join their celebrations for this achievement, I am more than a little frustrated that in a country as rich as ours the number of Canadians who rely [Read more]

“What Are Public Costs of Pan/Parapan Am Games Sponsorships?” NDP

“What Are Public Costs of Pan/Parapan Am Games Sponsorships?” NDP

“Government should come clean about public costs of Pan/Parapan Am Games sponsorships” says  NDP QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Today NDP Finance Critic Catherine Fife demanded the government release the details about costs to the public for sponsorship of the Pan/ Parapan Am Games [Read more]

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