No time to let up

While we remain in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic that is transforming our entire society, there are encouraging signs that our great collective effort is having a desired effect.  The general dampening of the virus’ spread in Canada is noticeable when compared to the experience of our southern neighbour.  An important consideration, however, is that we appear to be in the early stages of the pandemic, and it may take months of physical distancing to ensure the best possible...
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March 28

New benefits come from short sitting of parliament

It is no surprise that Canada is joining other nations by addressing the COVID-19 pandemic with stimulus spending.  It is our great fortune that we are among the wealthiest nations and able to direct resources that some other countries cannot.  Even with this advantage, our system requires that the government bring legislation to parliament to account for the extraordinary spending needed to maintain that economic advantage into the recovery period once the pandemic’s threat has...
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March 25

New benefit will reach more individuals in need

Ottawa – After presiding over the debate for the extra-ordinary session of parliament that delivered the first federal aid package in the COVID-19 pandemic, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes is pleased that parliament has been able to band together as opposed to descending into partisan quibbling.
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March 20

Focus on stopping the spread of COVID-19

As the first week of Canada’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic settles in, the only consistency is the understanding that we are working with a moving target.  Daily briefings by the Prime Minister and key cabinet members have shed light on some aspects of Canada’s response, but so much more will play out over time.
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March 18

Moving tax deadlines the right thing to do: Hughes

Elliot Lake:  As Canada works to limit the worst effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes is pleased the government is moving important dates related to filing and the payment of taxes.
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March 16


·       A Canadian will always be able to cross the border by car to return home, so long as they are asymptomatic ·       The Canadian border remains open and in the event that there were changes made, Canadian nationals and Permanent Residents would still be able to return home ·       The government's advice to Canadians abroad, in all countries, is to return home via...
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March 13


Out of precaution and due to COVID-19 health concerns, my offices will ONLY offer services via telephone and email until further notice.
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March 9

Hughes marks International Women`s Day in Parliament

Ottawa – With parliament reconvening after a constituency week, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes reminded MPs there is so much work that remains to ensure women are full and equal partners in society.
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March 6

Latest coronavirus tests pandemic preparedness

The COVID 19 strain of the coronavirus has ground down travel, trade, and significant parts of the economy while public health officials try to limit its spread around the globe.  In Canada, the Minister of Health has stated that the risk of infection remains low for individuals, but that hasn’t stopped speculation about the potential for a pandemic. That word alone sparks fear which only complicates matters. That’s why, in moments like these, it is critical for the government...
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March 5

Message of condolence on the passing of Réginald Bélair

Kapuskasing - Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes issued this statement on the passing of former MP Reginald Belair (Cochrane-Superior 1988 -1997, Timmins-James Bay 1997-2004)
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