CAROL HUGHES' COLUMN

Labour Day

Labour Day marks victories we should never surrender | La fête du Travail marque...

While the labour movement isn’t unique to Canada, it has a strong history of making our workplaces safer, more compassionate, and bringing about better wages. In many parts of the world Labour Day is...

Lobbyist have the government’s ear | Les lobbyistes ont l’oreille du gouvernement

Sometimes the workings of government aren’t as straightforward as we might like to think and on certain files it can become a question of whether the tail is the wagging dog, instead of the...
cycling

Cycling strategy makes a lot of sense

The environmental challenges facing us mean we need to re-think how we live. There will be difficulties and opportunities as we consider how we design our cities and especially how we navigate them. Things...

Trade deals don’t always protect like they should | Les accords commerciaux ne protègent...

With the government launching a charm offensive on the Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA) another Donald Trump landmine is threatening the few months of peace we experienced on the trade front with the United...
volunteers

There’s never a bad time to volunteer | Toute période de l’année est propice...

For some of us, summer can be a carefree and enjoyable time as calendars can become less cluttered with appointments and more leisurely days take their place. But as we enjoy all the festivities...

Tax evasion costs us $40 billion a year – or more

A report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer released in late June has estimated the cost of the government’s failure to reduce overseas tax evasion at a number much higher than that provided by the...
Carol Hughes, MP

A made in Canada solution to replace aging fighter jets

Nineteen years ago, Canada’s fleet of CF-18 fighter jets began receiving upgrades to keep them in the air until 2020.  It was believed that the CF-18s could bridge the gap until new fighter jets...

Buying local is always a win-win

People may buy local foods for a variety of reasons but most do it because they know that eating locally means eating well. This is why you should take every opportunity to go to...
Carol Hughes, MP

Climate motion undone in less than a day

Commons declaring a climate emergency in recognition of the extreme events that are challenging us more every year.  For proof of how much things have changed, consider the number of hundred-year floods taking place...
Carol Hughes, MP

Fighting plastic pollution can’t become the punch line to a social media joke

For decades we have learned how plastic is making its mark on the planet.  Whether it’s micro-plastics from our clothing and consumer goods changing the waterways we depend on, or floating mats of garbage...