Ontario families deserve better | Les familles ontariennes méritent mieux

A while ago I was bemoaning to my former teacher friend how exhausting my schedule has been this summer. But I also realized that...

Happy New Year | Bonne année

A friend of mine is a retired school teacher. He once told me about a former principal that he worked under that would wish...
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...

News from the Park: Carbon Tax Stickers | Nouvelles du parc: des autocollants sur...

This week I was successful in arranging for some actual time to be in my constituency office to tend to a wide variety of...

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...

How is it that access to good drinking water can be a problem anywhere...

I would hazard a guess that, next to access to clean air, the need for water is the most important need people around 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...

Long-term care and our seniors | Les soins de longue durée et nos aînés

Most anyone who knows me or reads this column can be certain that I truly appreciate the honour the people of Algoma-Manitoulin have shown...

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...
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...