CAROL HUGHES' COLUMN

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...
Carol Hughes, MP

Report on murdered and missing Indigenous women can’t be left to sit on a...

If it weren’t for the hard work of the families and advocates of thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada there might never have been an...

Report on murdered and missing Indigenous women can’t be left to sit on a...

If it weren’t for the hard work of the families and advocates of thousands of Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing in Canada there might never have been an...
Carol Hughes, MP

The government shouldn’t rush imperfect trade deal

Given that Canada and the United States are two of the world’s closest allies, it’s almost impossible to overstate how interconnected the relationship between the two countries is- naturally, that includes trade. This is...
television

Will free TV be the next to go?

Changes to how Canadians receive over the air television may be in the cards just a few short years after the switch to digital signals were ushered in. Currently, a large chunk of rural...

It is time for web giants to pay their fair share

When a company does business in Canada it is expected they will pay taxes.  Whether they’re owned by Canadians or not there’s a cost to doing business here.  That model of paying to operate...