CAROL HUGHES' COLUMN

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...

ArriveCAN App has Outlived its Use

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For many, this was supposed to be the summer of travel and tourism after two long, hard years dealing with a global pandemic. People in the tourism and hospitality sectors were looking forward to...

Pope’s Apology for Residential School Trauma Should Reignite Calls for Action

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Last week, Pope Francis visited Canada on what the papacy described as a 'penitential pilgrimage' between the Catholic Church and Indigenous people for its role in the residential school system. It was seen by...

Premiers Meeting Highlights Desperate Need for Health Care Collaboration.

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Last week, Canada’s Premiers met in Victoria for the annual Council of the Federation. While these meetings can frequently be contentious, Canada’s provincial and territorial Premiers were united on one topic in particular: the...

Rogers Outage Shows the Danger of Telecom Monopoly

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Canadians across the country felt the impact of network outages by Rogers Communications on July 8th, and throughout the following weekend. The outage was severe. According to the company’s annual report for 2021, Rogers...