Author Archives: Ontario NDP

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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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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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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Overwhelming support for Horwath’s leadership: NDP Convention 2022

Over 85 per cent of delegates to the Ontario NDP convention have given an enthusiastic thumbs up to Andrea Horwath’s leadership. “I’m humbled and overjoyed. But I want to say, this isn’t about me — this is about finally giving everyday Ontarians a government that’s going to put them first. A government that’s here to invest in health care and ...

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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 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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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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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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