Government Needs to Follow Through on Canada Disability Benefit

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Last summer, during the second-last sitting day before the House of Commons adjourned, the Government tabled Bill C-35, which would have established the Canada...

Repeal of Blood Donation Ban Long Overdue

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Last week, Health Canada finally removed barriers that prevented gay and bisexual men, and transgender women from donating blood and plasma through Canada Blood...

Ukrainians’ Pathway to Canada Needs to be Easier

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It’s been two months since Russia illegally invaded Ukraine. Reports of the horror that is unfolding in many instances are justifiably being called war...

Budget Includes NDP Securing Historic Investment in Health Care, Among Other Things

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It is often said that budgets are about choices, and this is most apparent when discussing the recent federal budget. What was made very...

News From The Park

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Those who are regular followers of this column will recall that I was bemoaning the fact that I miss what, up until two years...

Government’s Emissions Plan Likely to Miss its Target 

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The government recently released its first Emissions Reduction Plan, a requirement under the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, to provide Canadians with clear guidelines...

Negotiation for Fighter Jets Leave Many Questions to be Answered

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This week, the Federal government finally announced their plan to replace Canada’s fleet of aging CF-18 jets. It was a necessary and long overdue...

News From The Park

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Recently, Grant, one of my team members, and I had to attend some meetings in the Sault area. So, I took advantage of the...

Supply and Confidence Agreement Addresses Canadians’ Priorities

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Our parliamentary democracy has a long tradition of parties, often with wildly differing views, working together for the common good. This includes several instances...

News From The Park

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When we hear the word ‘education’ it generally first brings to mind our own experiences and achievement in elementary, secondary and postsecondary school.  We...