Author Archives: Ontario NDP

Ford must act now to make Thunder Bay highways safer

The Ford government must stop ignoring tragedies and deaths on Thunder Bay’s highways and take action this winter to protect Northern drivers using highways 17 and 11, said Judith Monteith-Farrell, NDP MPP for Thunder Bay – Atikokan. “Northern drivers, families and truck drivers are calling on Doug Ford to make our highways safer. Too many people have lost their loved ...

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Ford must make colleges and universities safer for students and staff

NDP critic for Colleges and Universities Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) is calling on the Ford government to invest in making campuses safer and provide guidance for all post-secondary institutions, as universities implement their own, new COVID-19 safety measures in response to rising cases and outbreaks. “Students, faculty and staff at Ontario’s colleges and universities are anxious, and some have ...

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NDP statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Joel Harden, Ontario NDP critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, and Lisa Gretzky, Ontario NDP critic for Community and Social Services, released the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: “Today is the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, a time to honour the many contributions people with disabilities, and the disability rights movement, have made ...

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Mantha calls for immediate action on northern winter road maintenance

NDP MPP Michael Mantha (Algoma-Manitoulin) called out Doug Ford for failing to clear northern highways, putting the safety of northern drivers at risk and leaving people stranded, after snowfalls forced the closure of sections of Highways 17 and 11. For the residents of Dubreuilville, lack of road closure notices meant they drove in dangerous conditions only to be forced back. ...

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Hughes taking another turn as Assistant Deputy Speaker

With parliament starting up this week, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes has been asked to serve again in the capacity of Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of the Committees of the Whole, a position she has held in the previous two parliaments. “Naturally, I am honoured to be chosen to perform this role in the House of Commons,” said Hughes. ...

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Hughes reprend son poste de vice-présidente adjointe du Parlement

Avec la rentrée parlementaire cette semaine, la députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, a été invitée à reprendre ses fonctions de vice-présidente adjointe du Parlement et de vice-présidente des comités pléniers, un poste qu’elle a occupé au cours des deux législatures précédentes. “Je suis honorée d’avoir été choisie encore une fois pour remplir ce poste à la Chambre des Communes”, a déclaré ...

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L’apparition de la blastomycose à Constance Lake est triste et préoccupante : Hughes

La députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, a livré un message de soutien aux membres de la Première nation de Constance Lake à la Chambre des communes aujourd’hui, alors que cette communauté est aux prises avec de multiples cas et cas présumés de blastomycose – une infection rare causée par l’interaction avec des spores fongiques d’origine naturelle. “Je tiens à envoyer un ...

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Outbreak of blastomycosis in Constance Lake sad and concerning: Hughes

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes delivered a message of support for people in Constance Lake First Nation in the House of Commons today as that community deals with multiple cases and suspected cases of blastomycosis – a rare infection caused by interaction with naturally occurring fungal spores. “I want to send a message of condolences and healing thoughts to the community ...

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NDP MPs in Northern Ontario urge Liberal government to stop hurting families with clawback on Canada Child Benefit

Northern Ontario New Democrats are fighting for families dealing with lost Canada Child Benefits (CCB) based on their acceptance of pandemic supports.  According to local NDP MPs Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) and Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) accepting the supports temporarily raised many household incomes enough to affect their regular CCB payments.  Now that the CERB and CRB have expired ...

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Les député·es néo-démocrates du Nord de l’Ontario exhortent le gouvernement libéral à cesser de priver les familles de l’Allocation canadienne pour enfants

Les néo-démocrates du Nord de l’Ontario se battent pour les familles aux prises avec la perte de l’Allocation canadienne pour enfants (ACE) au motif qu’elles ont perçu des soutiens pandémiques. Selon les député·es néo-démocrates de la région, Carol Hughes (Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing) et Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James), recevoir ces soutiens a temporairement augmenté les revenus de nombreux ménages au point d’affecter leurs ...

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NDP MPs in Northern Ontario urge Liberals to help local seniors

Seniors across the country were shocked to learn that benefits they rely on such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) have been cut because they received pandemic supports like the CERB. New Democrats are calling on the Liberal government to fix this devastating situation that has left many seniors worried they won’t be able to afford their rent, food and ...

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Northern Ontario MPs call on Liberals to reverse cuts to help for people

The NDP MPs in Northern Ontario, Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) and Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) are calling on Justin Trudeau to get back to work before November 22 and to reverse his decision to take away help for Canadians to get through the pandemic in the middle of the fourth wave. “Now more than ever, people need a federal ...

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Ford fails to stop gas price gouging in Northern Ontario: NDP

As gasoline prices soar across Northern Ontario, northern NDP MPPs are calling out Doug Ford for failing to act after three years in government despite having an NDP bill that would put an end to gas price gouging in Northern Ontario. The following statement was released by MPPs Gilles Bisson (Timmins), John Vanthof (Timiskaming-Cochrane), France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Jamie West ...

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