Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

Jagmeet Singh exige des mesures concrètes pour réduire les loyers et les factures d’épicerie dans l’Énoncé économique de l’automne

Mercredi, alors que les loyers et le recours aux banques alimentaires atteignent un niveau record, le chef du NPD du Canada, Jagmeet Singh, a exhorté les libéraux à utiliser leur prochain énoncé économique de l’automne pour aider les personnes aux prises avec des factures de loyer et d’épicerie. Après huit ans sous Justin Trudeau, les Canadiennes et Canadiens peinent à ...

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Conservatives launch national ad campaign to axe the Carbon ax

The Conservative Party of Canada is launching a national ad campaign to put pressure on Justin Trudeau and his NDP-Bloc carbon tax coalition partners to take the carbon tax off for ALL Canadians. Over the course of the next few months, the Conservative Party of Canada will run a half-a-million-dollar national ad campaign in both official languages. This ad campaign ...

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PM Trudeau keeps costs high for Northern Ontarians

As Prime Minister Trudeau makes the rounds in Sault Ste. Marie, he continues to ignore the elephant in the room – that the cost of everything still remains sky-high in Northern Ontario and that he’s continually voted to make life harder for everyday Canadians while the ultra-rich sees record profits. Just this week, he teamed up with the Conservatives to ...

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NDP: ‘Ambulance not available’

During Question Period (November 2, 2023), Official Opposition Health critic France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) questioned Minister of Health Sylvia Jones about what long waits for emergency medical services will mean for patient care: “On Monday, the Toronto Paramedics Union issued a code red to indicate that no ambulances were available to respond to emergency calls. That was the second code ...

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NDP demand better for injured workers

In light of the 110th Anniversary of the Justice Meredith Report, NDP MPP Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay—Superior North), Official Opposition critic for WSIB and Injured Workers, is speaking out against the deteriorating situation for injured and ill workers caused by the Ford Conservatives. In 1913, Justice Meredith’s three-year Royal Commission delivered a report that set forth a system for fair ...

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Stiles: Time to call intimate partner violence what it is – an epidemic

Following the tragic and horrific loss of five people, including three children, as a result of intimate partner violence in Sault Ste. Marie, Official Opposition NDP Leader Marit Stiles urgently called on Premier Ford to take action and declare intimate partner violence an epidemic in Ontario. “Tragically, gender-based violence and femicide is on the rise, and we are long overdue ...

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Letter – Wawa Christmas Hamper needs your help

October 25th, 2023   Dear Community Partner,   The Wawa Christmas Hamper needs your help! For over 60 years, we have been providing families in need, seniors and the less fortunate in the Wawa area with Christmas hampers to help brighten their holiday season. Hampers include all the fixings for a Christmas dinner including a turkey, potatoes, vegetables, fruit and ...

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Alors qu’une banque alimentaire du Nord de l’Ontario manque de nourriture, le NPD oblige les PDG des grandes chaînes d’épicerie à s’expliquer devant le comité

La semaine passée, les néo-démocrates ont adopté une motion visant à forcer les PDG des grandes chaînes d’épicerie du Canada à comparaître à nouveau pour s’expliquer sur la flambée des prix des aliments. Cette motion fait suite à l’échec lamentable du ministre libéral de l’Industrie à faire baisser les prix des aliments pour la population canadienne. L’approche inadaptée des libéraux, ...

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With a Northern Ontario food bank running out of food, NDP forces grocery CEOs back to committee be held to account

Last week, New Democrats passed a motion to force Canada’s big grocery CEOs to come back to testify regarding sky-high food prices. This comes after the Liberal Industry Minister’s abysmal failure to bring down food prices for Canadians. The Liberals’ out-of-touch approach to politely ask grocery CEOs to ‘stabilize’ prices that are already sky-high isn’t working — and Canadians need ...

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Fair wages, not smoke and mirrors: NDP demands Ford Government address firefighter retention crisis

Ontario NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk— James Bay), Official Opposition critic for Natural Resources and Forestry, and Lise Vaugeois (Thunder Bay—Superior North) are calling out the Ford Conservatives for their disregard for the dedicated Wildland firefighters who have been courageously engaging in life-threatening work, on behalf of the people of Ontario. Last week, the Ford Conservatives held a press conference ...

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MPP Michael Mantha calls on Ford government to prevent Northern emergency room closures

Today during Question Period Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin, called on Health Minister Sylvia Jones to address potential closures of emergency rooms (ER) in Northern Ontario.   Last week, Manitoulin Health Centre announced that they may have to close one of their ERs for days throughout the month of October due to a shortage of doctors. Other hospitals in Algoma-Manitoulin, ...

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NDP proposes International Day of Sign Languages

Ontario NDP MPP Chris Glover (Spadina – Fort York), Official Opposition Critic for Accessibility and Disability Justice Sarah Jama (Hamilton Centre), and MPP Peter Tabuns (Toronto – Danforth) announced their legislation today, September 18, 2023 to proclaim September 23rd as the International Day of Sign Languages to raise awareness about the importance of sign languages, the need for accessibility services, ...

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