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Two-tiered benefit regime ignores reality of too many seniors

Recent history shows that Canadians don’t want the circumstances of seniors changed in any way that isn’t an improvement or seen as being fair.  The strong, negative reaction to Stephen Harper’s short-lived increase to the age of retirement from 65 to 67 years old offered a glimpse into that.  At that time, the response was swift, negative, and widespread.
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June 8

NDP pressures Liberal government to stop fighting Indigenous children

MPs support NDP motion calling on Justin Trudeau’s government to stop fighting Indigenous children in court
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June 4

There can be no healing without justice

The discovery of 215 children buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School has affected Canadians who spent an emotional week struggling with the sad truth about our past. While this was not the first that we heard of children buried in unmarked graves at these schools, the discovery provided a concrete reminder of the need to repeat this work at the locations of other former residential schools across the country.
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May 20

Canada needs to play catch-up on climate change

Shortly after the 2015 election the Prime Minister travelled to the Paris Climate summit proclaiming, “Canada’s back and here to help.”  Now, that optimism is fading fast and with every passing day, it is becoming clear the government’s climate plan is mired in problems, in part from a competing commitment to the fossil fuel sector. While Donald Trump’s administration offered the government a convenient foil that allowed for generous comparisons, the new Biden...
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May 14

Line 5 dispute highlights years of inaction

The multi-district balancing act that moves oil from Canada’s western provinces to refineries in Southern Ontario and Quebec is in peril due to a shutdown order for the aged Line 5 pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac under Lake Michigan.  The possibility of disruption is huge and highlights our challenges maintaining infrastructure and the glacial rate of progress on clean energy sources needed to replace fossil fuels to achieve our climate ambitions. 
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May 14

NDP continues fight for seniors left behind in budget 

New Democrats are championing the cause of seniors 65- 74 years old who have been cut out of the government’s pandemic measures and plan to increase Old Age Security (OAS), according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes.
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May 13

Hughes introduces bill to create Defence of Canada medal 

The pandemic is helping Canadians appreciate other times we came together to ward off a common threat according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes.
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May 7

NDP Bill would ensure dental care for millions

In Canada we are proud of our health care system. It delivers the care people need regardless of their economic status.  When compared against the American for-profit system, the benefits to the public are clear which is why we are often spared the stories of health care costs forcing people into debt.  Unfortunately, that’s not the case when it comes to dental care.  Even with insurance in place, Canadians can find themselves tapped by big dental bills.  For those...
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May 6

Travelling anglers remain important for local economies: Hughes 

With international travel off the schedule for another summer, MP Carol Hughes is reminding people of the safe and healthy vacation options available in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing and the critical role travelling anglers have played in the region.
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