CAROL HUGHES' COLUMN

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...
Phone Scams

Auditor General confirms what Canadians already know about government call centres

When the Auditor General files a report, it’s rarely good news for the government. That was the case this week when the watchdog’s office reported about the ongoing problems within government call centres for...
Carol Hughes, MP

Climate change update shows how steep the challenge is

The floods gripping parts of eastern Canada just two years after record high-water events hit many of the same locations makes it more difficult to see the sense in those who argue against climate...
Carol Hughes, MP

Day of Mourning Serves as a Reminder and Call To Action

Elliot Lake – The fact that people are killed, injured, or become sick at work due to poor enforcement of health and safety regulations is a tragedy, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. “We have...
Carol Hughes, MP

It’s time to keep the promise made to Kashechewan

The seemingly annual flooding event that displaces residents from the community of Kashechewan to southern communities is under way.  The evacuation will move over 2,000 residents with as many as 500 going to Kapuskasing....
Carol Hughes, MP

Loblaws carbon fund announcement was an avoidable disaster

The announcement that Loblaws secured $12 million from the government’s Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) to convert refrigeration systems was met with public derision from all angles.  This should have been predictable, and the...
Carol Hughes, MP

The work to address climate change can unite us

There is little doubt Canadians are feeling the impacts of climate change.  In just the last year we have experienced extreme temperatures, rising floods, micro-bursts and tornadoes, as well as raging wild fires which...
Carol Hughes, MP

Internet and cell costs in Canada are high by global standards

The internet and cell phones are great conveniences that have become integral parts of our daily lives.  While we may struggle with connectivity and capacity issues in the north, there is little doubt that...
Carol Hughes, MP

Budget offers chance to give Canadians the help they need

The federal budget will be tabled later this month offering the government its last chance to address urgent issues impacting Canadians before the next federal election.  With nearly half of all Canadians only two...
Carol Hughes, MP

SNC Lavalin debacle is dividing the government

Two weeks back, I wrote about the resignation of Jody Wilson-Raybould as a difficult circumstance for the government.  That was before she appeared as a witness at Justice Committee which is investigating the events...