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...

Asian carp bill will give Canadian Border Services the tools they need

Asian carp are knocking on the Great Lakes’ door and it is imperative that we do everything within our power to keep this invasive...

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...

Ontera selloff a ‘bad deal’

QUEEN’S PARK – NDP Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof says Ontarians are picking up the tab for the government’s decision to sell Ontera telecommunications to...

MPs needed to ensure passage of palliative care motion

OTTAWA- The success of establishing a pan-Canadian palliative care strategy will come down to the willingness of individual MPs to stand up for the...

Constable Boyd among Manitoulin’s outstanding citizens: Hughes

Ottawa – One of the many reasons Manitoulin Island is such a great place is thanks to the dedication and community service of people...

Food banks busier than ever

Manitoulin Family Resources is set to open their newly constructed food bank this month.  While I am saddened that I will be in Ottawa...

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...

Senate Liberals taking action in support of a national inquiry into missing and murdered...

OTTAWA --The independent Senate Liberal Caucus today released a legal brief arguing for a court challenge which would order the federal government to initiate...

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...

Salt shortage and bad winter maintenance making northern Ontario roads treacherous: NDP

Wawa:  NDP Transportation critic Michael Mantha is demanding that the Liberal government explain why there’s a salt shortage and bad maintenance on northern Ontario roads...

Private snow removal wreaking havoc: NDP

QUEEN’S PARK – Timiskaming-Cochrane MPP John Vanthof says privatised road clearing contracts are reducing safety standards and endangering lives across Ontario. “Lack of winter road...