Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

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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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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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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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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Ford Government Issues Blank Cheque for Nuclear Power Showing Disregard for Nuclear Waste Generation

The announcement to refurbish four reactors at the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station is being heralded as a colossal failure in governance by groups concerned about the large volume of highly radioactive wastes that will be generated. Rebuilding the four aging reactors to allow an additional 30 years of operation will cost the province’s ratepayers many billion dollars – the Minister ...

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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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Il n’y a pas d’endroit comme la maison.

Que vous soyez médecin, infirmier, chauffeur de taxi, enseignant ou vendeur, nous comprenons tous que, avec les plaisirs et les avantages qui accompagnent notre travail, nous devons accepter les maux de tête et les chagrins. C’est juste la vie. Pour moi, l’un des chagrins récurrents est lorsque je rencontre face à face avec des personnes âgées qui doivent déménager de ...

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“There’s no place like home.”

Whether you are a doctor, nurse, cab driver, teacher or salesperson, we all understand that, along with the pleasures and perks that come with our jobs, we must accept headaches and heartaches. That’s just life. For me, one of the recurring heartaches is when I meet face to face with seniors facing moving from their home into a senior residence ...

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Premier Doug Ford’s Speech at the 2024 ROMA Annual Conference

Premier Ford delivered the following remarks at the 2024 Rural Ontario Municipal Association annual conference. “Well, good morning! Thank you, Jeyan, for that introduction. I’m thrilled to be back here…. For the 2024 ROMA Conference… Alongside my caucus and cabinet colleagues. Before I begin… I want to give a big thank you to the Rural Ontario Municipal Association… Mayor Robin Jones…The ...

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Hughes: Accorder la priorité aux trains de passagers ferait une énorme différence sur le plan des déplacements ferroviaires

À la même période l’année dernière, ce qui a fait les manchettes à la fin de la période des Fêtes, ce sont les graves retards qui ont touché les déplacements dans l’ensemble des aéroports canadiens. Heureusement, cette année, les déplacements aériens ont été considérablement plus stables pendant la période des Fêtes, et la plupart des voyageurs ont pu éviter de ...

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Hughes: Prioritizing trains and rail travel

This time last year, one of the big news stories coming out of the back end of the holiday season was the severe travel delays across Canadian airports. Thankfully, air travel was markedly more consistent this holiday season, and most travellers managed to evade any serious delays. However, the other major federally regulated travel industry, rail, remains plagued with poor ...

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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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