It is imperative that the People of Ontario have clarity of vision on the...

Now that the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is over, I’m happy to say I feel refreshed and eager to tackle the...

It’s time for corporate Canada to earn their tax breaks

It’s an established economic principle that people respond to incentives such as a reward for good behaviour or punishment for bad behaviour.  Most people...
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Service cuts coming home to roost | Les coupures de service nous rattrapent

While it’s tempting to view the role of a government through the lens of big national and international issues, there is a lot of...

Still standing and resiliently moving forward | Toujours debout et évoluant avec résilience

Readers of a particular age may recognize the lyrics, “Time keeps on slippin’, slippin, slippin’, into the future,” from the late 70’s song Fly...

A Christmas present for Canadians | Un cadeau de Noël pour les Canadiens

With Christmas and the New Year traditionally associated with goodwill, the leadup to the season was a timely moment for the new parliament to...
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It’s about the health, education and opportunities for our youth

la version française suit Readers of this weekly column well know the importance that New Democrats put on providing our youth with the best education,...

Is parliament ready to work for you? | Est-ce que le Parlement est prêt...

The 43rd parliament assembled last week to elect a Speaker and debate the Throne Speech.  While I was not successful in my bid to...
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“People are white knuckled on unplowed, icy highways…” | «Les gens sont blancs sur...

I am always honoured to be invited to visit schools across Algoma-Manitoulin. Frequently I am invited to meet with secondary students taking civics and...
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Failing to make health care accessible

People in Algoma-Manitoulin know that when they experience difficulty navigating the tangles of various provincial ministries and agencies, that my office is here to...
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The circus is back in town! Well politically that is…

Well, the news is that after a 144 day recess from the Ontario Legislature, the circus is back in town. That’s the longest recess...