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‘Friday news is rarely good’ notes Hughes

‘Friday news is rarely good’ notes Hughes

When political news breaks on a Friday afternoon, it usually isn’t for good-news stories.  More often this is when a government will make embarrassing admissions in an attempt to bury stories as people are focused on the weekend ahead.  Of course, there can always be exceptions, and that was [Read more]

Hughes: “The truth is often lost in order to make a point”

Hughes: “The truth is often lost in order to make a point”

We are hearing about the end of truth in politics, mostly as a by-product of the American Presidential race, but the use of flimsy facts and general opinion to support a position is nothing new.  What is newer is the way that these ‘facts’ can be perpetuated on the internet and seem to take on [Read more]

Canada renews commitment to advancing gender equality globally at United Nations

Canada renews commitment to advancing gender equality globally at United Nations

Status of Women Canada OTTAWA, ON – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, is leading the Canadian delegation to the 60th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW), beginning on March 14, 2016 in New York. The focus of the UNCSW this year is [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 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]

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]

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]

Federal Liberal Candidate Visits Manitouwadge

Federal Liberal Candidate Visits Manitouwadge

It was a rainy day when we visited Manitouwadge, but people were out and about and eager to share their thoughts about the upcoming federal election. First stop was the Post Office. We arrived around 10 am or so, and as people began to filter in, I introduced myself and handed out my card. Many [Read more]

“Job numbers are the real test for any government“ says Hughes

“Job numbers are the real test for any government“ says Hughes

The government is crowing about a balanced budget but what they aren’t bragging about is how their efforts offer little hope to improve stagnant job numbers or some dismal economic indicators that show their balancing job for what it is – a temporary illusion.  What you will hear a lot [Read more]

FONOM Recognizes the Support of FedNor in the North

FONOM Recognizes the Support of FedNor in the North

KAPUSKASING, ON – The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) recognizes the investments in northern Ontario communities by FedNor. The Northern Policy Institute (NPI) in partnership with the Mowat Centre and the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity recently developed a [Read more]

Federal Mismanagement of Employment Insurance is Costing Us Says Hyer

Federal Mismanagement of Employment Insurance is Costing Us Says Hyer

Since the economic crisis in 2008 and the collapse of the forest industry, many Northwestern Ontarians have struggled to support their families and make ends meet. Our region has dealt with significant unemployment. Canada’s Employment Insurance system is supposed to help with situations like [Read more]

Opposition Unites to Pass Bills, Motion

Opposition Unites to Pass Bills, Motion

Opposition legislation on foreign investment, apology for Italian-Canadian internment, compassionate leave for workers pass as final Climate Change Bill debate concludes OTTAWA – The three opposition parties united in the House of Commons Wednesday night to see the passage of legislation to allow [Read more]

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