Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

Hughes marque la Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux surdoses en appelant à traiter la dépendance comme un problème de santé

Alors que dix-sept Canadiens meurent chaque jour de causes liées aux opioïdes, Carol Hughes, candidate du NPD d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, souligne la Journée internationale de sensibilisation aux surdoses comme une occasion pour les Canadiens de reconsidérer leur impression de la dépendance. ” La dernière année et demie a été plus difficile que d’habitude. Pour certains, l’isolement a conduit à une augmentation de ...

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Hughes marks International Overdose Awareness Day with call to treat addiction as health issue

With seventeen Canadians dying every day from opioid related causes, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP candidate Carol Hughes is marking International Overdose Awareness Day as an opportunity for Canadians to reconsider their impression of addiction. “The last year-and-a-half was harder than usual. For some, the isolation led to an increase in drug and alcohol consumption,” said Hughes.  “While many may realize they need ...

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Metrolinx – expanding into Northern Ontario Transportation?

It may seem odd to share with Northern Ontarians a recent article I wrote for the Toronto Star about a transportation agency in Southern Ontario.  But the reasons are many and my concern from a northern viewpoint is extreme because this politically-driven juggernaut has been expanding its empire out of sight – with billions of our tax dollars – through ...

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Des nouvelles du parc – un plan de match plein de demi-mesures

J’aime beaucoup regarder les sports. J’aime aller aux matchs des Leafs ou des Blue Jays aussi souvent que possible. En passant tellement de temps à Toronto, les gens pensent souvent que je peux m’y rendre souvent. Eh bien, j’aimerais que ce soit vrai. Tout simplement, c’est difficile de planifier à l’avance parce qu’il se passe toujours quelque chose, alors je ...

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News from the Park – a game plan full of half measures

I really enjoy watching sports.  I love taking in Leaf or Blue Jays games as often as I can.  Spending so much time in Toronto, people often assume that I take in a good number.  Well, I wish that were true.  Quite simply, it is just hard to plan ahead so far because invariably something always comes up so I ...

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Horwath calls on Ford to do better on mandatory vaccines, vaccine certificates

NDP and Official Opposition Leader Andrea Horwath released the following statement: “COVID-19 cases have been on the rise, and the first day of school is three weeks from today. We urgently and desperately need to put the safety of children first, protect vulnerable people, and stop the spread. No unvaccinated person should be in a classroom or health care setting. ...

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Northern Ontario : More isolated than ever

An open letter to the management and customer relations department of VIA Rail Canada I wanted to provide some feedback regarding the negative impacts I have felt as a result of VIA’s decision to reduce passenger train service in Northern Ontario and the need to restore it immediately.   Over the last year and half, travellers like myself have become ...

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Hat’s Off to Darwin!

Hat’s Off To “Mr. Darwin Larrett” of Catfish Lake for sharing his valuable time with the senior citizens Of Catfish Lake this past year and taking time to share with them his empathy, understanding and teaching skills.   In the past year, Darwin always made himself available to lend a hand to those in need to our tiny neighbourhood members. ...

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Jagmeet Singh et Charlie Angus visitent la Première Nation de Neskantaga : « 26 ans sans eau potable, c’est honteux! »

Lundi, le chef du NPD, Jagmeet Singh, et le député néo-démocrate Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James) ont visité la Première Nation de Neskantaga pour discuter de la crise de l’eau qui perdure dans la communauté. En 2015, Justin Trudeau a promis la fin des avis d’ébullition de l’eau dans les réserves et a fait de Neskantaga le symbole de la promesse ...

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Les libéraux réduisent le soutien à des millions de Canadiens en difficulté

En fin de semaine, alors que des millions de Canadiens sont toujours sans emplois, les libéraux ont choisi de réduire de 800 $ le montant de la Prestation canadienne de la relance économique (PCRE) que les gens reçoivent. “Les Canadiens ont besoin d’un gouvernement qui est prêt et disposé à les soutenir lorsqu’ils ont besoin d’aide. Au lieu, les libéraux ...

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Liberals cut support to millions of struggling Canadians

Over the weekend, while millions of Canadians are still without work, the Liberals chose to cut the amount of CRB people receive by $800. “Canadians need a government that is ready and willing to support them when they need help. Instead, the Liberals made a huge cut to the vital CRB supports, leaving Canadians struggling to pay their bills,” said ...

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50+ years of Transportation Vandalism

Age, maturity and experience eventually bring the realization that some things in this life simply aren’t just or fair.  But that doesn’t mean surrendering to injustice without speaking out and pushing back.  Such is the case with the destruction of Northern Ontario’s rail passenger service.   For more than half-a-century, successive federal governments have committed transportation vandalism across Northern Ontario.  ...

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Letter – Viruses Mutate

I am a retired dentist who practiced in Wawa for a number of years.  I am not an expert in microbiology but 50 years ago, in dental school, a large portion of the course work was the study of bacteria and viruses and how to protect our patients from them. A quick check shows what was taught then is still true ...

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