Member of Parliament for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing
- Carol has been the Member of Parliament for Algoma–Manitoulin–Kapuskasing since 2008. Carol has worked with First Nations on local and national issues and previously served as the New Democrat Critic for First Nations Health and Assistant Deputy Speaker.
- Carol lead the fight to preserve ten federal constituencies in Northern Ontario and knows the challenges people in Northern Ontario face. She’s used her voice in Parliament to call for passenger rail to the North, preserving Canada Post services, protecting pensions and create good jobs for Northerners.
- Carol is a long-time community volunteer and activist that fought hard for stronger workplace safety protections and to make EI available to people who need it most. She has worked with communities and businesses on all manner of federal applications that have brought jobs and infrastructure funds into the riding, which also saw having Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing in the top three spots for receiving per capita annual FedNor funding in the past four years.
- Carol remains committed to building a better Canada for future generations.
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