CAROL HUGHES' COLUMN

Line 5 dispute highlights years of inaction

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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...

Grassroots art sends a strong message as we mark Red Dress Day

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If you see a red dress hanging in a public space you are witnessing a true, grassroots movement, the REDress Project.   The brainchild of visual artist Jamie Black, the REDress Project is rooted in...

Budget not designed to cause an election | Un budget qui n’est pas conçu...

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Political pundits say the government wants an election, but this week’s 700-page budget didn’t play into that narrative.  Instead, it appears designed to secure the votes they need to pass it.  That was done...

Day of Mourning takes on urgent tone in pandemic

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Every year on April 28th Canadians observe the Day of Mourning to remember those who have become ill, been injured, or even killed at work.  It is often marked by important ceremonies across the...

Volunteerism is the heartbeat of our communities | L’action bénévole est au cœur de...

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Volunteer week (April 18-24) will soon be upon us, offering an opportunity to thank those who give freely of themselves to make our communities better by way of a familiar ingredient – effort.  That...

Consumers hit as costs go up | Les consommateurs touchés par la hausse des...

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The ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for almost a week did more than captivate social media.  It created a logjam for goods being shipped through this critical link, which are expected...
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Where is the competition in Canada’s telecom sector? | Y a-t-il de la concurrence...

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The internet is always a concern in Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing where the challenges range from connectivity to cost and every imaginable aspect in between.  It is a revolutionary technology, but the promise of that revolution hasn’t...

Changing the Elections Act for the pandemic | Modifier la Loi électorale dans le...

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In a minority parliament there will always be speculation on how the next election will be triggered.  Scenarios run from government’s that engineer their own defeat to those that fall on their best intentions...
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No help for Canadians who can’t afford their medication

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When the Liberals and Conservatives voted against the NDP’s bill to make universal pharmacare for all a reality in Canada they did more than leave behind millions of Canadians in need of help, they...

Women should be the centre of our economic recovery

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There’s no doubt the last year has been tough.  What began as reports of a novel virus in late December 2019, snowballed into a full-blown pandemic that defined the entirety of 2020, while testing...