Author Archives: Ontario NDP

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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Mamakwa responds to Indigenous curriculum announcement

NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, Sol Mamakwa, released the following statement in response to a Ford government announcement Wednesday on the inclusion of Indigenous material in Grade 1 to 3 curriculum: “The NDP still supports the addition of mandatory and Elder and knowledge-keeper written Indigenous curricula. Our thanks goes to Elders and Knowledge Keepers who have given their ...

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NDP statement on marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa, NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, will mark Thursday’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day with solemn reflection of Canada’s shameful mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples, and commemoration of the thousands of Indigenous children who never came home from Canada’s Indian Residential Schools. “Tomorrow, Canadians ...

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Les néo-démocrates lancent leur plateforme pour le Nord

Les néo-démocrates ont présenté aujourd’hui leur plan afin d’améliorer la qualité de vie des familles du Nord de l’Ontario. Le NPD s’est engagé à créer et soutenir de bons emplois, protéger les collectivités des effets des changements climatiques, et à poser des gestes concrets en faveur de la réconciliation. Les candidates et candidats du NPD Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James), Carol ...

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New Democrats launch Northern Ontario platform

Committing to create and support good jobs, protect communities from the effects of climate change, and put reconciliation into action, New Democrats shared their commitments today, to make life better and more affordable for families across Northern Ontario.  NDP candidates Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing), Nadia Verrelli (Sudbury) and Andréane Chénier (Nickel Belt) launched the NDP’s Northern platform in Sudbury ...

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Statement from Sol Mamakwa, Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations

NDP MPP Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Ontario NDP critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, released the following statement in response to the horrific discovery of hundreds of children in unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school near the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan: “These children were taken from their parents, and never returned home. Their families never stopped ...

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Horwath responds to deadly London car attack

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement in response to London Police Services’ revelation that a Muslim family was targeted and deliberately struck by a driver on Sunday in London, Ontario: “Words are not enough to express the sorrow and anger we are all feeling in the wake of news that three generations of a family were targeted and ...

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