Author Archives: Ontario NDP

Angus challenges Liberal government over rising gas prices

NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) called out the Liberal government in Question Period over their lack of action on dealing with record high gas prices. Prices have reached such a level that, in order to get to and from work, working-class families have been forced to make tough choices about their food budget and shelter costs. The record ...

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Horwath launches platform for Northern Ontario

Andrea Horwath and the NDP are releasing a Northern platform — a plan to make life easier, healthier and more affordable for Northerners. “I want people to get the health care they need without long waits or long drives. And folks need lower costs and more good-paying jobs, so the next generation can stay and raise their own family in ...

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NDP proposes immediate price rebates for Northerners

The NDP is proposing an immediate $200 rebate to offset skyrocketing gas prices and the rising cost of living for northern households. Northern NDP MPPs and candidates say the rebate will help northern families after Doug Ford failed to keep his election promises to lower hydro and gas prices, and he refused to support a long-standing NDP plan to stop ...

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Canadians across the country need affordable Internet services

NDP Critic for Innovation, Science and Industry, Brian Masse, issued the following statement: “The pandemic has shown how much people depend on Internet and cellphone services to stay connected, work, study and receive services. The reality is that Canadians are tired and frustrated of paying high fees for Internet services that make big, rich telecommunications companies even richer. They feel ...

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Le prix de l’essence explose pour les gens alors que les grandes pétrolières font des profits énormes

Le porte-parole du NPD en matière de Finances, Daniel Blaikie, et le porte-parole du NPD en matière d’Innovation, de Science et d’Industrie, Brian Masse, ont parlé aux médias de l’augmentation du prix de l’essence et des conséquences pour les familles canadiennes. Les néo-démocrates réclament une taxe sur les profits excessifs des compagnies pétrolières qui réalisent des milliards de dollars de ...

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Limiting colonoscopies puts Ontarians at risk

The Ford government’s decision to drastically limit colonoscopies for the early detection of colorectal cancer is putting the lives of Ontarians at risk, said NDP MPP Gilles Bisson (Timmins) during question period on Thursday. “Early detection of colon cancer saves lives,” said Bisson. “By interfering with the work of physicians and specialists, and not allowing enough regular colonoscopies, this government ...

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MPP West calls for action on gas gouging in Sudbury

NDP MPP Jamie West (Sudbury) called on Doug Ford to take immediate action to address gas gouging in Sudbury and throughout Northern Ontario during question period Monday. “Northerners are coping with one of the highest cost of living in the province. We are seeing higher costs for food, rent, hydro and more. Now, on top of that, people in Sudbury ...

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Liberals are running out of time to prevent a climate disaster: NDP

NDP critic for the environment and climate change, Laurel Collins, and the critic for natural resources, Charlie Angus, made the following statement: “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report released today is yet another dire warning that all levels of government have only a narrow window to implement key climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to secure a liveable ...

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MPP Guy Bourgouin’s bill for safe winter highways passes second reading

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin’s bill to make winter driving safer on Northern Ontario’s highways 11 and 17 passed another important stage with its second reading vote on Thursday. If Bourgouin’s bill passes, highways 11 and 17 would be cleared of snow within eight hours. “This is a good step for the people of Northern Ontario who need and deserve safer ...

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Ford’s fiscal update leaves Northerners behind, again

After four years in government, Doug Ford is leaving out northern families yet again, said Northern Ontario’s NDP MPPs responding to the Ford government’s economic and fiscal outlook on Monday. The following statement was issued by northern NDP MPPs Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay – Atikokan), Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Jamie West (Sudbury), Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay), France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Michael ...

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The Liberals can’t ignore the opioid crisis in Northern Ontario any longer: NDP

Northern Ontario has been one of the hardest hit parts of the country by the opioid crisis. That’s why local NDP MPs Charlie Angus (Timmins- James Bay) and Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manatoulin – Kapukasing) are backing the party’s first initiative in the new parliamentary session – a private member’s bill that would help hundreds of families dealing with loved ones who ...

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Les libéraux ne peuvent plus ignorer la crise des opioïdes dans le Nord de l’Ontario

Le Nord de l’Ontario est l’une des régions du pays les plus durement touchées par la crise des opioïdes. C’est pourquoi les député-es néo-démocrates de la région, Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James) et Carol Hughes (Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing), appuient la première initiative du parti pour la nouvelle session parlementaire – un projet de loi d’initiative parlementaire qui aiderait des centaines de familles dont ...

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