CAROL HUGHES' COLUMN

Health Care Privatization Must Be Stopped

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Canada’s treasured public health care system is feeling particularly strained right now. Hospitals are overcrowded, surgical wait lists are long, ERs have closed their doors due to wait times, and staffing levels aren’t keeping...

Travelers’ Woes Proof Better Passenger Protection Needed

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The holiday season started with quite the bang for many travelers who were hoping to head off on a getaway or join loved ones for Christmas, as a combination of flash freezes, heavy snow...

A Year of Challenges and Accomplishments

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2022 has been, by all accounts, an interesting year. It’s been filled with surprises, significant world events that have tested Canadians, and advancements that will make life better for people. As 2022 draws to...

More Must be Done to End Violence Against Women

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On December 6th every year, Canadians remember the 14 women who lost their lives in the 1989 massacre at École Polytechnique in Montreal. The tragedy of that day remains a clarion call for Canadians...

Passing of Queen Elizabeth II End of an Era

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The world is mourning the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96. Her reign was impressive, spanning 70 years as queen of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth which, at the...

U.S. New Green Energy Legislation could be a Boon for Canadian Mining Sector

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The Biden Administration in the U.S. just recently passed its landmark Inflation Reduction Act, an important piece of legislation as our neighbours to the south continue to feel the pinch of inflation that has...

Statement from MP Carol Hughes on the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II

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Today, with a heavy heart, we learned of the passing of Canada’s longest reigning Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her reign lasted for over 70 years, having just celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. For most...

Northern Ontario Riding Redistribution Must Be Reconsidered

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Every ten years, as directed by the Constitution of Canada, Federal electoral districts (ridings) must undergo a review, to reflect changes in population centres, and redraw the electoral maps for which Members of Parliament...

Feds have a Duty to Help Fix ER Closures and Address Staffing Shortages

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Last month, Canada’s Premiers met to discuss the most pressing issue facing their respective jurisdictions, and all agreed, from each corner of the country, regardless of political affiliation, what that issue is: the potential...

OAS Increase Leaves Too Many Seniors Behind

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Last month, many seniors across the country will have received a 10 percent increase in the amount they receive from Old Age Security, while others may have been left scratching their heads as to...