Carol Hughes, MP

Change in the works for diabetics receiving Disability Tax Credit

Taxes have been dominating federal politics recently, with splashy headlines and lots of Question Period time devoted to new rules for small business and...
Carol Hughes, MP

Why we challenge ourselves on Remembrance Day

Every year Canadians gather to express their gratitude to veterans at municipal and Legion-hosted events across the country. This year as we celebrate 150...
Carol Hughes, MP

Scammers prey on uncertainty

A rash of fake Canada Revenue Agency messages are being reported in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing recently as scammers try to pry money out of unwitting victims. ...
Carol Hughes, MP

Conflict of interest guidelines need to be tightened up

If we listen to corporate Canada we might believe the only possible future for pensions is to move away from the defined benefit model...
Carol Hughes, MP

Parliament votes down an opportunity to save billions and improve health outcomes

In Canada, if you cut your finger, you go to a doctor, get treated, and never see a bill. But if you walk into...
Carol Hughes, MP

Service Canada relents on discriminatory measure but senior’s poverty is a growing concern

Census results are proving what many Canadians already understood, poverty rates among seniors have been climbing in Canada and fewer people are prepared to...
Carol Hughes, MP

Environment Commissioner warns of inaction

With extreme weather events increasing in frequency and ferocity, the costs associated with climate change are mounting. This spring’s flooding in Eastern Canada and...
Carol Hughes, MP

Extending consultation process is the best answer for tax fairness

There is a heated battle over tax fairness stemming from the government’s plan to cut down on what they see as improper use of...
Carol Hughes, MP

Time for an Indigenous housing strategy

This October, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 long-form census that will give us a snapshot of Canada’s housing needs.  It is...
Carol Hughes, MP

Selling public assets has no long term benefit

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely...