Human Rights Tribunal rules that Ottawa has underfunded First Nations child welfare, services

Federal government vows to address issue OTTAWA—The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) has brought down a decision that the federal government discriminates against First Nations...

Final Truth and Reconciliation Commission report released

OTTAWA—Weighing in at six volumes, 4,000 pages and 25-pounds, the final report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission was presented at a ceremony conducted...

News from the Park – November 20-15

This week marked another constituency week where I had the opportunity to tour many communities in the riding and host clinics to assist constituents....

Historic cabinet features gender parity and “the face of Canada”

OTTAWA— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn into office last Wednesday, November 4 along with a cabinet that made a number of historical firsts....

Madahbee welcomes Carolyn Bennett as new INAC minister

UOI OFFICES – Nipissing FN (Nov. 4, 2015) – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee welcomes Carolyn Bennett as the new Indigenous and...

Increase access to transit in Northern Ontario say NDP

Queen’s Park – Ontario NDP MPP for Timiskaming-Cochrane John Vanthof called on the Acting Premier in the legislature this morning to address cuts to...

News from the Park – Nov 2-15

This week at Queen’s Park the Financial Accountability Officer confirmed that the sell-off of Hydro One was a very bad deal for Ontarians.  Ontario...

Ignite our Vote encourages First Nations youth to cast ballot on October 19

WIKWEMIKONG—As the arena hall began to fill last Tuesday night for Wikwemikong’s first Ignite our Vote event, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing NDP incumbent Carol Hughes and Liberal...

Province signs Political Accord with Ontario chiefs recognizing treaty relationship import

ONTARIO—On Monday the Chiefs of Ontario and the Government of Ontario signed an historic Political Accord at Queen’s Park that will guide the relationship...

MTO minister promises improved maintenance for Manitoulin Island winter highways, roads

TORONTO—“Be careful what you wish for” might, in hindsight, be words to live by for the provincial government following a less than favourable report...

Provincial budget follows on heels of the feds

TORONTO—Faced with a stubbornly burgeoning deficit, the Ontario government released a $131.9 billion provincial budget hot on the heels of the nominally balanced federal...

Federal budget geared to election readiness

OTTAWA—The federal finance minister has tabled his budget with a projected surplus, meeting a key promise of the Harper government before the Conservatives face...

POLICE BRIEFS

Sudbury – Three arrested after robbery on MacKenzie Street

At approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Greater Sudbury Police responded to a Robbery that took place on MacKenzie Street in Greater...