Author Archives: Ontario NDP

Mamakwa sets NDP legislative priorities in North prior to session: affordability, highway safety, stopping job cuts

Official Opposition Ontario NDP are heading into the upcoming legislative session focused on practical solutions for issues facing Northern communities: “Communities in Northern Ontario have always faced unique challenges, and things have only gotten worse under this government,” said Sol Mamakwa, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition NDP. “Increased cost of living, food insecurity, and unaffordable housing significantly add to ...

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Ontario families deserve justice for Conservative LTC failures during COVID-19

MPP Wayne Gates (Niagara Falls), Official Opposition critic for Long-Term Care (LTC) released the following statement in response to Ford’s Conservatives facing a lawsuit for negligence in LTC during the COVID-19 pandemic: “Conservative failures in Long Term Care led to thousands of preventable deaths during the pandemic. The Conservatives knew that our friends, parents, and grandparents in LTC were vulnerable, ...

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NDP MP Charlie Angus takes on Big Oil’s misleading advertising

On Tuesday, NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay) discussed his private member’s bill to stop the misleading advertising and promotion of fossil fuels in Canada. The move comes after documents revealed that Big Oil knew the harm to their products as far back at 1954 but still spent billions of dollars in advertising campaigns to mislead the public and cover ...

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Le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus dénonce la publicité trompeuse des grandes sociétés pétrolières

Mardi, le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus (Timmins-Baie James) a discuté de son projet de loi visant à mettre fin à la publicité et à la promotion trompeuses des combustibles fossiles au Canada. Cette initiative fait suite à la publication de documents révélant que les grandes sociétés pétrolières connaissaient la nocivité de leurs produits depuis 1954, mais qu’elles ont tout de ...

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Bell: The Ford government needs to stop wasting time and get serious about housing

Official Opposition NDP housing critic Jessica Bell (University – Rosedale) released the following statement in response to the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA’s) update on Ontario’s progress meeting the recommendations made by the Housing Affordability Task Force: “The Conservatives have had six years to fix the housing crisis, and they’ve failed. It has never been more expensive to rent or ...

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Mamakwa on school fire in Eabametoong

MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP, issued the following statement on the loss of Eabametoong First Nation’s only school in a devastating fire: “Today a fire took place at the John C. Yesno Education Centre in Eabametoong First Nation that resulted in the total loss of the community’s only school. We are grateful that no individuals ...

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Angus calls out Poilievre’s Refusal to Meet Northern First Nations

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre’s refusal to meet with northern First Nation communities is sending a very clear message. He has made multiple trips to the Timmins region but has refused to take the time to visit the northern communities or meet with leadership like the representatives of the Mushkegowuk Cree. MP Charlie Angus says that Poilievre’s disregard for the importance ...

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Charlie Angus dénonce le refus de Pierre Poilievre de rencontrer les Premières Nations du Nord

Le refus du chef conservateur Pierre Poilievre de rencontrer les communautés des Premières Nations du Nord envoie un message très clair. Il s’est rendu à plusieurs reprises dans la région de Timmins, mais il refuse de prendre le temps de visiter les communautés du Nord ou de rencontrer les dirigeants comme les représentants des Cris de Mushkegowuk. Selon le député Charlie Angus, ...

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Stiles, NDP propose highway safety solutions

Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition and Ontario NDP MPP Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay—Superior North) held a press conference today exposing the Conservative government’s inaction to prioritize road safety following the senseless fatalities of five Northern Ontarians within the past month. “Nearly every day, we see Highways 11 and 17 closed due to a tragic collision. The situation has ...

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Ford ignoring alarm bell on cancer surgery delays: NDP

Ontario NDP Health critic France Gélinas said Ontario is hearing another alarm bell from the province’s overrun health care system, a new Ontario Health report that shows that just over half of the most aggressive cancers were treated through surgery in the recommended time frame. She is urging the Ford government to act. “This troubling report from Ontario Health makes ...

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NDP demand justice for First Nations amidst tragic pattern of systemic failures

Ontario NDP MPP Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay—Superior North), Solicitor General Critic John Vanthof (Timiskaming—Cochrane), and Critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong) released a joint statement in response to the tragic death of Jenna Ostberg, a 21-year-old First Nations woman, following revelations that several domestic disturbance calls went unanswered until the situation escalated fatally: “This heartbreaking incident is ...

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Vaugeois calls for support to end AV Terrace Bay Kraft Pulp Mill shutdown

NDP MPP Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay — Superior North) released the following statement following the announcement of a temporary shutdown at the AV Terrace Bay Kraft Pulp Mill: “This is devastating news. The mill employs hundreds of workers and has been an anchor employer for communities along the North Shore as well as communities along Highway 11 for many years. ...

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New Democrats urge Liberals to push back CEBA deadline for Northern Ontario’s small businesses

With the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loan repayment deadline less than a month away, Canada’s NDP is urging, once again, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister for Small Business Rechie Valdez to extend the repayment deadline and loan forgiveness. While the Liberals are pushing small businesses to repay their loans, they’re handing out $21.6 billion in contracts to ...

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MPP Sol Mamakwa offers condolences to the family of missing Neskantaga youth

MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Deputy Leader of the Ontario NDP and Official Opposition critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations issued the following statement in condolence to the family of missing youth Mackenzie Moonias: “Our thoughts and hearts are with Mackenzie’s family members, their friends, leadership, and the community during this sad time. I send my condolences to everyone impacted by ...

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NDP: Beer Store transition shouldn’t come at the expense of good jobs

NDP MPPs are calling for workers to be put first as the provincial government moves to phase out the Beer Store’s Master Agreement – a move set to impact thousands of unionized workers. “With the jobs of thousands of unionized workers on the line, we need to ensure the transition is done in a way that doesn’t leave anyone behind,” ...

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