Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

Vaugeois stands up for Alstom workers as Ford gives away Ontario Line contract

Lise Vaugeois, NDP MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North, is demanding answers after Ford broke his promise to Thunder Bay’s Alstom workers that anything bought in Ontario should be produced in Ontario. The Ontario NDP had previously called on Ford to ensure Ontario Line subway cars would be built in Thunder Bay, after Ford secretly lowered the Canadian content rules for ...

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NFTP – Un nouveau régime automobile

Récemment, je me suis retrouvé chez un concessionnaire automobile en attendant que mes pneus soient changés sur mon véhicule. Étant donné mes allers-retours constants entre Queen’s Park et mon bureau de circonscription à Elliot Lake, j’étais chanceux de ne pas avoir rencontré de difficultés sur la route. J’étais en retard changer mes pneus . Alors que j’étais dans la salle ...

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NFTP – A new car scheme

Recently I found myself at a car dealership waiting to have my snow tires put on my vehicle. Admittedly, I was very late and fortunate not to have run into difficulties on the road, given my constant trekking back and forth between Queen’s Park and my constituency office in Elliot Lake. I know better. As I sat in the waiting ...

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Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha says new snow-clearing standards do not address root cause of safety issues on Highways 11 and 17

Friday’s announcement from the Ministry of Transportation is a long overdue step but fails to get to the root of safety concerns on Northern highways. “As the Official Opposition, we have had to push the government every step of the way towards getting strong safety standards on Highways 11 and 17,” said Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha. “Now the government has ...

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Nouvelles du parc – L’opportunité ne frappe qu’une seule fois

Quand j’étais à l’école secondaire, je me souviens que nos enseignants mettaient en place des affiches pour promouvoir une atmosphère positive. Certains étaient pleins d’humour, et d’autres étaient des paroles de sagesse. Cependant, il y en a une qui s’est toujours démarquée. Elle disait : « L’occasion ne frappe qu’une seule fois, mais la tentation continue de menacer à la porte. » J’ai ...

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News from the Park – Opportunity knocks only once

When I was in high school, I remember our teachers would put posters up to promote a positive atmosphere. Some were humorous, and some were words of wisdom. However, there is one that, to this day, stands out in my mind. It said, “Opportunity knocks only once, but temptation keeps hammering at the door, time after time.” I’ve read similar ...

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News from the Park – November 16

Recently I was sitting in a reception area for a meeting that was to begin in a few minutes. I was wearing one of my favourite light sweaters. As I sipped my coffee, I noticed a little thread of yarn hanging just under my elbow. I was about to pull it when in my mind I heard a sharp, “Michael!” ...

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Nouvelles du Parc – November 16

Récemment, j’étais assis sur un banc de réception en attendant qu’une réunion commence. Je portais un de mes chandails préférés. En buvant mon café, j’ai remarqué un petit fil juste sous mon coude. J’étais sur le point de le tirer quand dans mon esprit j’ai entendu un pointu, « Michael ! » et je me suis arrêté. J’ai entendu ma mère me dire ...

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NDP statement on education bargaining

Interim Ontario NDP Leader Peter Tabuns released the following statement (November 8th, 2022): “It’s inappropriate for Doug Ford and Stephen Lecce to attempt to take a victory lap. They need to negotiate a fair deal with education workers that guarantees our kids will have the support of caring adults in the classroom. If Mr. Ford and Mr. Lecce are serious ...

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Not enough for Older Canadians in Fall Budget Update

The 2022 Fall Economic Statement, released November 3 outlines the government’s plan to “continue to help Canadians with the cost of living and building a Canada where nobody gets left behind.” CARP, Canada’s largest advocacy agency on behalf of Canadians aged 65 and above is concerned that very little in the update is directed at older Canadians. According to Statistics ...

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Letter – The Wawa Christmas Hamper Fund Could Use Your Help

Wawa Christmas Hamper Fund October 20, 2021 Greetings Everyone! It is the season for the Wawa Christmas Hampers once again. The hamper program has been in Wawa since the early 1960’s and is used extensively during the holiday season. The year 2020 proved challenging due to COVID 19. We were able to provide 157 recipients with PPE equipment along with ...

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