Ontario Liberals reintroduce pre-election ‘progressive’ budget

QUEEN’S PARK—Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced her Liberal government’s budget on Monday, a document that largely mirrored that on which her government fell sending the...

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...

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...

Hudak Confirms 100,000 Job Cuts Include Municipalities

OTTAWA – Today, PC Leader Tim Hudak confirmed that his 100,000 Pink Slip Plan includes municipal job cuts: “So the size of the public service,...

Health care not on government’s radar say Carol Hughes

When Canadians are asked to rank items that should be a priority for the federal government, health care is always at or near the...

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....

Time for a palliative care strategy in Canada

Canada has an aging population and will face many challenges as a result of that. While we have been engaged with some of the...

Senator Ringuette proposes transforming the Senate

Today, Senator Pierrette Ringuette gave notice on a motion to start the process of transforming the Senate of Canada. The motion will create and authorize...

New Building Canada Plan – Open for Business

OTTAWA – Recently, the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for...

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....

Program to combat poverty on first nations cut in half says Hughes

OTTAWA – Cost cutting measures are creating big holes in First Nation Budgets for programs and services that combat poverty, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes...

Drug safety bill could be made better if the government is interested

OTTAWA – If the Conservatives can put aside partisanship and work with the opposition, then their drug safety bill can become a great piece of...
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