Posts Tagged ‘northeastern ontario politics’

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]

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]

Ontario Invests in Small Businesses in the Northeast

Ontario Invests in Small Businesses in the Northeast

Province Supporting Job Creation, Growing Regional Economy Ontario is supporting business development in the Northeast by helping local companies expand operations and increase revenues. With an investment of nearly $1 million through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the [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]

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]

“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]

MPP Michael Mantha Protecting Seniors’ Services/Programs

MPP Michael Mantha Protecting Seniors’ Services/Programs

Manitoulin Seniors welcome additional and reinstatement of Drive Test services: Mantha GORE BAY, ON – Many Manitoulin Seniors grew concerned when learning that a program which assists them with their drive and vision tests was removed from Gore Bay prompting them to reach out to local MPP [Read more]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

This week marked another constituency week where I had the opportunity to tour many communities in the riding and host clinics to assist constituents. I always enjoy coming home and reconnecting with people and hearing your concerns. People across Algoma-Manitoulin continue to raise concerns over [Read more]

Conseil municipal de Dubreuilville Ordre du Jour 22.09.2015 Dubreuilville Council Agenda

Conseil municipal de Dubreuilville Ordre du Jour 22.09.2015 Dubreuilville Council Agenda

Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieuà 18 h 30, le  Regular Council meeting scheduled for September 22, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. OUVERTURE / CALL TO ORDER PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT PÉCUNIAIRE / DECLARATION OF CONFLICT ADOPTION DE L’ORDRE DU JOUR / APPROVAL OF [Read more]

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

News from the Park : Highway Maintenance & Hydro Sell-Off

This week the Auditor General released her report on Winter Highway Maintenance.  The report said that the contracting out of highway maintenance services has led to a drastic decrease in services leaving roads unsalted and snow uncleared in the winter. My colleague and NDP Transportation Critic [Read more]

Hughes’ Motion To End Racism Promotes Dialogue

Hughes’ Motion To End Racism Promotes Dialogue

OTTAWA, ON – Despite many societal advances we still have work to do if we want to live in a country where race is something that truly doesn’t matter, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes.  In an attempt to encourage people to challenge the stubborn phenomenon Hughes [Read more]

Polar Bear From Parliament?

Polar Bear From Parliament?

BLIND RIVER, ON – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha was busy visiting Winter Carnivals in communities across his riding this month.  Among those he attended was the 46th Annual Blind River Winter Carnival 2015 where Mantha chose to share his enthusiasm and show his support by [Read more]

Conseil Municipal de Dubreuilville Town Council – 02-12-15

Conseil Municipal de Dubreuilville Town Council – 02-12-15

ORDRE DU JOUR / Agenda Séance régulière du conseil qui aura lieu à 18 h 30, le 11 février 2015 Regular Council meeting scheduled for February 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. OUVERTURE / CALL TO ORDER PRÉSENCE / ROLL CALL  APPEL ET DÉCLARATION D’INTÉRÊT PÉCUNIAIRE / DECLARATION OF CONFLICT [Read more]

Anti-terrorism legislation too important to be rushed

Anti-terrorism legislation too important to be rushed

I saw an interesting editorial cartoon where workmen are dismantling a house to build a fence.  The fence is labelled security and the house is labelled privacy.  It cuts to the heart of the debate on new anti-terrorism legislation that is being rushed through parliament as the Conservatives [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]

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