Editorials, Letters & Political Commentary

Le prix de l’essence explose pour les gens alors que les grandes pétrolières font des profits énormes

Le porte-parole du NPD en matière de Finances, Daniel Blaikie, et le porte-parole du NPD en matière d’Innovation, de Science et d’Industrie, Brian Masse, ont parlé aux médias de l’augmentation du prix de l’essence et des conséquences pour les familles canadiennes. Les néo-démocrates réclament une taxe sur les profits excessifs des compagnies pétrolières qui réalisent des milliards de dollars de ...

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Limiting colonoscopies puts Ontarians at risk

The Ford government’s decision to drastically limit colonoscopies for the early detection of colorectal cancer is putting the lives of Ontarians at risk, said NDP MPP Gilles Bisson (Timmins) during question period on Thursday. “Early detection of colon cancer saves lives,” said Bisson. “By interfering with the work of physicians and specialists, and not allowing enough regular colonoscopies, this government ...

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MPP West calls for action on gas gouging in Sudbury

NDP MPP Jamie West (Sudbury) called on Doug Ford to take immediate action to address gas gouging in Sudbury and throughout Northern Ontario during question period Monday. “Northerners are coping with one of the highest cost of living in the province. We are seeing higher costs for food, rent, hydro and more. Now, on top of that, people in Sudbury ...

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Lack of transportation services strands seniors – CanAge looking for your information to support transportation innovation

CanAge, Canada’s National Seniors’ Advocacy Organization, is calling on community groups and organizations across Alberta to share information that will be used to make critical improvements to seniors’ transportation in the province. Many seniors, especially those living with disabilities, rely on transportation services for daily necessities like groceries, filling prescriptions and visiting their doctor–yet nearly half of Canadian seniors report ...

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Our Democracy gives us Incredible Freedoms

The recent attack by the Russians upon the people of Ukraine cannot help but make us recoil at the horrendous suffering and needless deaths that are taking place. There is no doubt around the world that the unprovoked attack is the act of Russian leadership without conscience or moral fortitude. Canadians are witnessing on the news, thousands of women and ...

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Notre démocratie nous donne des libertés incroyables

La récente attaque des Russes contre le peuple ukrainien ne peut que nous faire reculer devant les souffrances atroces et les morts inutiles qui se produisent. Il ne fait aucun doute dans le monde entier que l’attaque non provoquée est l’acte des dirigeants russes sans conscience ni force morale. Aux nouvelles, les Canadiens voient des milliers de femmes et d’enfants, ...

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Liberals are running out of time to prevent a climate disaster: NDP

NDP critic for the environment and climate change, Laurel Collins, and the critic for natural resources, Charlie Angus, made the following statement: “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report released today is yet another dire warning that all levels of government have only a narrow window to implement key climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to secure a liveable ...

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MPP Guy Bourgouin’s bill for safe winter highways passes second reading

NDP MPP Guy Bourgouin’s bill to make winter driving safer on Northern Ontario’s highways 11 and 17 passed another important stage with its second reading vote on Thursday. If Bourgouin’s bill passes, highways 11 and 17 would be cleared of snow within eight hours. “This is a good step for the people of Northern Ontario who need and deserve safer ...

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Ford’s fiscal update leaves Northerners behind, again

After four years in government, Doug Ford is leaving out northern families yet again, said Northern Ontario’s NDP MPPs responding to the Ford government’s economic and fiscal outlook on Monday. The following statement was issued by northern NDP MPPs Judith Monteith-Farrell (Thunder Bay – Atikokan), Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Jamie West (Sudbury), Guy Bourgouin (Mushkegowuk-James Bay), France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Michael ...

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The Liberals can’t ignore the opioid crisis in Northern Ontario any longer: NDP

Northern Ontario has been one of the hardest hit parts of the country by the opioid crisis. That’s why local NDP MPs Charlie Angus (Timmins- James Bay) and Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manatoulin – Kapukasing) are backing the party’s first initiative in the new parliamentary session – a private member’s bill that would help hundreds of families dealing with loved ones who ...

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Les libéraux ne peuvent plus ignorer la crise des opioïdes dans le Nord de l’Ontario

Le Nord de l’Ontario est l’une des régions du pays les plus durement touchées par la crise des opioïdes. C’est pourquoi les député-es néo-démocrates de la région, Charlie Angus (Timmins–Baie James) et Carol Hughes (Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing), appuient la première initiative du parti pour la nouvelle session parlementaire – un projet de loi d’initiative parlementaire qui aiderait des centaines de familles dont ...

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L’heure est au regroupement

Sondages, sondages, partout. Si vous vivez et travaillez dans le Nord ontarien, vous avez sans doute été approché pour un sondage. Probablement pour plus d’un. Vous avez peut-être même reçu quelques questionnaires le même jour. La raison est simple. Statistique Canada, croyez-le ou non, a des ressources limitées. Cela signifie que ce service concentre sa collecte de données et ses ...

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Let’s Get it Together

Surveys, surveys, everywhere. If you live and work in Northern Ontario, you no doubt have been targeted by a survey. Likely more than one. You may even receive a few on the same day. The reason for that is simple. Statistics Canada, believe it or not, has finite resources. Meaning they target their data collection and reporting to larger population ...

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Home Affordability, Homelessness & The Cycle of Poverty

I recently had the good fortune of bumping into an acquaintance of mine I had not seen in a long while. The fellow, who has long been retired, started out as a young man doing home renovations and eventually moved up into house building. His skills and devotion to the trade seemed just to lead him almost unintentionally to become ...

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