Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

NDP MP Angus calls on Liberal government to clean up Wabigoon River

On Thursday, NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins – James Bay) spoke up in Parliament to call on the Liberal government to take action to clean the Wabigoon River and help the people of Grassy Narrows First Nation. For over 50 years, residents in Grassy Narrows have been dealing with toxic mercury poisoning in the Wabigoon River as a result of ...

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Proposed Federal Pharmacare Legislation, Bill C-64, Risks Being Rushed Ahead to the Detriment of Seniors and their Families

The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) supports universal drug coverage for seniors but as the largest seniors and older Canadians advocacy group in Canada, we have concerns that Bill C-64 is not designed for the coverage many of our 225,000 members and their family’s need to cover effective and world class care in 2024.  We also have concerns that ...

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Functional rail service requires more than clever catch phrases and good intentions

Two steps forward, one step back. That’s how I’d describe the process of getting the Northlander once more on track. For nearly six years, the Ford government repeatedly stated they’re bringing back passenger rail to north-eastern Ontario. Political promises aplenty, the Tories haven’t exactly gotten the job done during their first term. Metrolinx and Ontario Northland (ONTC) eventually completed initial ...

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Le régime de soins dentaires du NPD changera la vie des aîné·es du Nord

Près de 2 millions d’aîné·es bénéficieront du régime de soins dentaires du NPD. Les aîné·es canadiens n’auront plus à éviter d’aller chez le dentiste parce que ça coûte trop cher. Alors que Pierre Poilievre fait campagne sur la suppression des soins dentaires, les néo-démocrates sont déterminés à obtenir des résultats qui amélioreront considérablement la vie des Canadiennes et Canadiens. « Je suis ...

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The NDP’s dental care plan will be life-changing for seniors in the North

Nearly 2 million seniors can benefit from the NDP’s dental care plan. Canadian seniors won’t have to avoid going to the dentist because it is too expensive. While Pierre Poilievre is campaigning on removing dental care, New Democrats are steadfast in their commitment to deliver results that will significantly improve the lives of Canadians. “I’m proud that New Democrats have ...

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Michipicoten High School 70th Reunion Needs Your Registration

May 1, 2024 at 14:11 The 70th Reunion for Michipicoten High School scheduled for July 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2024 is now facing cancellation due to a lack of registered participants. With the deadline looming, May 15th, there is now an urgent request for all those wishing to attend to register before the deadline. Many have professed their intention to ...

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Charlie Angus interpelle le gouvernement libéral sur la crise de l’itinérance dans le Nord de l’Ontario

Le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James) demande aux libéraux de s’expliquer au sujet de leurs coupes sombres dans le financement de la lutte contre l’itinérance dans le Nord de l’Ontario. M. Angus a fait une déclaration au Parlement pour demander pourquoi le gouvernement dit aux municipalités de se préparer à des coupes sombres dans le programme Vers un chez-soi. En même temps, ...

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NDP, Forest Firefighters Celebrate Long-Awaited WSIB Coverage

Official Opposition NDP Natural Resources and Forestry critic Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk—James Bay) and critic for WSIB and Injured Workers Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay-Superior North) released the following statement after it was announced that forest firefighters would finally receive WSIB coverage, a long-awaited victory that they, along with the Ontario NDP, have been advocating for years. “After years of being denied ...

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“This is a crisis point”: Ontario NDP’s Monique Taylor calls for action to address the 60k waitlist for Ontario Autism Program

MPP Monique Taylor (Hamilton Mountain) joined the Ontario Autism Coalition (OAC) at Queen’s Park this morning as they called for urgent solutions to address the skyrocketing waitlist for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP), which now has over 60,000 children waiting for core autism services. “In 2018, the Premier told families that they would never have to protest to get their ...

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NDP: Canadians can’t afford the price of Pierre

On Friday, NDP Health critic Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) spoke out against Pierre Poilievre actively campaigning to take away dental care and pharmacare that Canadians rely on for lower costs. “Canadians are frustrated by a government that stands by while rising costs make their lives harder. People are having to choose between paying their bills or buying groceries. That’s why New Democrats fought for ...

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Les Canadiennes et Canadiens ne peuvent pas payer le prix de Pierre

Vendredi, le porte-parole du NPD en matière de Santé, Peter Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), a dénoncé la campagne active de Pierre Poilievre visant à supprimer les soins dentaires et l’assurance-médicaments sur lesquels les gens comptent pour réduire les coûts. « Les Canadiennes et Canadiens sont frustrés par un gouvernement qui reste les bras croisés alors que la hausse des prix leur rend la ...

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Canadians Need Clarity on Oil and Gas Price Gouging

Most Canadians are obviously feeling the financial pinch these days. Inflation, while definitely coming down from the massive highs of 2022, still averaged 3.9 percent in 2023, according to Statistics Canada, which is still nearly double the Bank of Canada’s benchmark goal of 2 percent year-over-year. One area where they are really feeling the pinch is the price of oil ...

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Réaction du NPD relativement à l’annonce sur le logement

En réaction à l’annonce du gouvernement sur le logement vendredi, le porte-parole du NPD en matière de logement, Alexandre Boulerice (Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie), a émis la déclaration suivante : « Les gens partout au pays sont frustrés. Ils font face à des prix d’épicerie et à des loyers astronomiques. Ils voient de riches PDG s’enrichir sur leur dos pendant qu’ils se débrouillent ...

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