Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

Aucune aide pour les familles dans la mise à jour financière

Alors que le coût des biens essentiels comme le logement, la nourriture et le carburant devrait continuer d’augmenter au cours des prochains mois, les familles canadiennes qui cherchaient de l’aide dans la mise à jour financière d’aujourd’hui seront déçues, selon la députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes. Mme Hughes note qu’il n’y a pas eu grand-chose pour remédier aux pressions exercées sur ...

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No help for families in fiscal update

With the cost of essentials like housing, food, and fuel expected to continue to increase in the coming months, Canadian families looking for help in today’s fiscal update will find themselves disappointed, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes notes that there was little to address the stresses to household budgets, and nothing to ask those who have profited the ...

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Ford must make colleges and universities safer for students and staff

NDP critic for Colleges and Universities Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre) is calling on the Ford government to invest in making campuses safer and provide guidance for all post-secondary institutions, as universities implement their own, new COVID-19 safety measures in response to rising cases and outbreaks. “Students, faculty and staff at Ontario’s colleges and universities are anxious, and some have ...

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Hughes urges Liberals to help northerners with cost of living

As inflation drives up the cost of living for people in Northern Ontario, NDP MP, Carol Hughes is calling on the government to offer some relief in this week’s Fiscal Update. Hughes points to affordable housing, cell phone and internet bills, and even assistance with energy efficient retrofits to reduce heating costs as ways that the government could deliver assistance ...

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Hughes exhorte les libéraux à aider les habitants du Nord à faire face au coût de la vie

Alors que l’inflation fait augmenter le coût de la vie pour les gens du Nord de l’Ontario, la députée néo-démocrate Carol Hughes demande au gouvernement d’offrir un certain soulagement dans la Mise à jour économique de cette semaine. Mme Hughes mentionne des logements abordables, des factures de téléphone cellulaire et d’Internet, et même de l’aide pour des rénovations écoénergétiques afin ...

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Algoma–Manitoulin’s greatest resource is its people!

You know, sometimes people say things to themselves or to others over and over again as much to convince themselves as others.  Other times, however, they say it because they really believe what they are saying with all of their heart. They simply want to share this belief.  And naturally, some are inclined to do both.  This is not a ...

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“Smoke & Mirrors” – Checking the choo-choo tracks

There was a lot of hype and publicity surrounding Ontario Northland’s most recent test train to measure transit times between North Bay and Toronto.   For the first time in nine years, a passenger train operated on this route with the purpose of collecting data to support the ONR’s latest business case for reintroducing passenger rail service to the region. ...

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Gas Prices and other Fairness Issues for Northern Ontario Residents

In last week’s column, readers may recall that I raised concerns about the disparity between winter maintenance levels on highways in Southern Ontario and Northern Ontario. Unfortunately, under successive Liberal and Conservative governments, this has been an ongoing issue to which neither government would give even brief consideration.  I raised this issue recently in the Legislature and in last week’s ...

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Prix ​​de l’essence et autres problèmes d’équité pour les résidents du Nord de l’Ontario

Dans la chronique de la semaine dernière, les lecteurs se souviendront peut-être que j’ai soulevé des préoccupations concernant la disparité entre les niveaux d’entretien hivernal des routes du sud et du nord de l’Ontario. Malheureusement, sous les gouvernements libéraux et conservateurs successifs, il s’agit d’un problème permanent auquel aucun des deux gouvernements n’a voulu se pencher, même brièvement. J’ai soulevé ...

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Mantha calls for immediate action on northern winter road maintenance

NDP MPP Michael Mantha (Algoma-Manitoulin) called out Doug Ford for failing to clear northern highways, putting the safety of northern drivers at risk and leaving people stranded, after snowfalls forced the closure of sections of Highways 17 and 11. For the residents of Dubreuilville, lack of road closure notices meant they drove in dangerous conditions only to be forced back. ...

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Liberal Throne Speech full of more empty words says NDP MP

Following Tuesday’s Throne Speech, local NDP MP Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) is urging the Liberal government to move past empty promises and to make immediate changes to help Canadians. Hughes says Justin Trudeau has failed to get Canadians the help they need to recover from the pandemic, take urgent action on the climate crisis or take meaningful steps to help families afford ...

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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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L’apparition de la blastomycose à Constance Lake est triste et préoccupante : Hughes

La députée d’Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, Carol Hughes, a livré un message de soutien aux membres de la Première nation de Constance Lake à la Chambre des communes aujourd’hui, alors que cette communauté est aux prises avec de multiples cas et cas présumés de blastomycose – une infection rare causée par l’interaction avec des spores fongiques d’origine naturelle. “Je tiens à envoyer un ...

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Le test moral du gouvernement

J’ai dit à maintes reprises que l’une des plus grandes joies de mon travail en tant que député provincial réside dans les nombreuses occasions que j’ai chaque année de rendre visite aux élèves dans leurs salles de classes. Les questions des enfants sont beaucoup plus difficiles que celles de la plupart des journalistes, car je ne sais jamais ce qu’ils ...

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