Posts Tagged ‘Question Period’

Horwath highlights Northern Ontario hydro woes at Queen’s Park

Horwath highlights Northern Ontario hydro woes at Queen’s Park

TORONTO, ON – Fresh off a three day tour of parts of Northern Ontario, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath raised hydro concerns that she heard from northern businesses and families during Question Period today. “On Tuesday I met Jean Bastien, mine manager, and a number of miners at Richmont Mines, near [Read more]

MPP Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Micheal Mantha’s News from the Park

This week the province was shocked to learn of the tragic deaths of 8 Ontario nursing home residents at the hands of another. To make matters worse, the suspect is a caregiver in the employ of the long-term care facilities where the residents lived. Without doubt the sympathies of us all go out to [Read more]

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Did Gov’t Know of Nipigon River Bridge Structural Problems Prior to It’s Opening? (Video)

Wynne government risked public safety by opening Nipigon River bridge despite knowing it had structural problems: NDP QUEEN’s PARK, ON – Today during Question Period, Michael Mantha, NDP northern development critic, and MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, demanded answers from the Wynne government [Read more]

NDP calls on Premier to support Pikangikum coroner’s inquest

NDP calls on Premier to support Pikangikum coroner’s inquest

CLICK PLAY on video above to view clip from Question Period. QUEEN’S PARK, ON – During Question Period today, Sarah Campbell, MPP for Kenora-Rainy River, called on Premier Wynne to prevent deadly fires in First Nations communities, and support a coroner’s inquest into the deadly house [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]

Mantha’s News from the Park

Mantha’s News from the Park

Liberal scandal continued to dominate question period this week with public and opposition demanding answers from the Premier to come clean about her involvement in the Sudbury by-election talks. The NDP called on the Premier during Question Period this week to answer whether or not she briefed the [Read more]

Train Derailments Piling Up In Northern Ontario

Train Derailments Piling Up In Northern Ontario

OTTAWA, ON – Despite government claims that they are responding to the rash of train derailments, nothing will change if they allow railways to regulate themselves, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes raised the recent derailments in Northern Ontario during [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]

“Whatever happened to accountability?” Asks Hughes

“Whatever happened to accountability?” Asks Hughes

If you remember the events that brought about the 2006 federal election then you will recall the Conservatives got elected on the issue of accountability.  They used the sponsorship scandal as a weapon and promised Canadians they would usher in a new age of transparency and openness.  This must [Read more]

Hughes on Headlines : Time to watch a little question period

Hughes on Headlines : Time to watch a little question period

Most people don’t have the time or desire to watch question period and given the way it has been going recently that probably isn’t such a bad thing.  It is largely understood that most Canadians take a dim view of the confrontational nature of parliament, but events this week went far beyond [Read more]

HUGHES MAINTAINS DEMAND FOR AN INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN

HUGHES MAINTAINS DEMAND FOR AN INQUIRY INTO MURDERED AND MISSING INDIGENOUS WOMEN

OTTAWA, ON – New Democrats have ramped up pressure in House of Commons for the government to call an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. New Democrats took control of the House agenda on Friday forcing a debate and a vote on the [Read more]

MP Bruce Hyer On Reform Act (Question Period Video)

MP Bruce Hyer On Reform Act (Question Period Video)

OTTAWA, ON – September 2014, Green Party MP Bruce Hyer (Thunder Bay – Superior North) during Question Period with a query regarding changes to the Reform Act. [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

MPP Michael Mantha’s News from the Park

The Liberal Gas plant scandal just won’t go away despite the Liberals best efforts.  On Thursday another bombshell announcement came just before question period ended.  News that the Ontario police are pursuing a criminal charge against former Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Chief of Staff was made [Read more]

Hughes on Headlines “Prorogation marks desperate attempt to change the channel”

Hughes on Headlines “Prorogation marks desperate attempt to change the channel”

If you watched Question Period during the last five weeks parliament sat in the spring, you didn’t see much of the Prime Minister.  When Stephen Harper was around over that stretch, it was anything but smooth sailing.  Day after day he faced a tough line of questioning from Tom Mulcair about [Read more]

MPP Michael Mantha Questions MOL RE: Responsibility in Algo Mall Collapse (Video)

MPP Michael Mantha Questions MOL RE: Responsibility in Algo Mall Collapse (Video)

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha questions the Minister of Labour regarding responsibility for the Algo Mall Collapse and inquiry that has followed. [Read more]

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