Carol Hughes, MP

Parliament votes down an opportunity to save billions and improve health outcomes

In Canada, if you cut your finger, you go to a doctor, get treated, and never see a bill. But if you walk into...
Carol Hughes, MP

Service Canada relents on discriminatory measure but senior’s poverty is a growing concern

Census results are proving what many Canadians already understood, poverty rates among seniors have been climbing in Canada and fewer people are prepared to...
Carol Hughes, MP

Environment Commissioner warns of inaction

With extreme weather events increasing in frequency and ferocity, the costs associated with climate change are mounting. This spring’s flooding in Eastern Canada and...
Carol Hughes, MP

Extending consultation process is the best answer for tax fairness

There is a heated battle over tax fairness stemming from the government’s plan to cut down on what they see as improper use of...
Carol Hughes, MP

Time for an Indigenous housing strategy

This October, Statistics Canada will release data from the 2016 long-form census that will give us a snapshot of Canada’s housing needs.  It is...
Carol Hughes, MP

Selling public assets has no long term benefit

The more time Canadians have to unpack the Liberal commitment to invest in public infrastructure, the more it becomes obvious the plan is largely...
Carol Hughes, MP

Labour Day reminds us that hard work is rewarded

How often have you heard someone say they are tired of politics, or that it is all the same and nothing ever changes?  As...
Carol Hughes, MP

Via’s big plans could spark a renaissance for passenger rail

Via Rail’s proposal to create a dedicated passenger rail line from Windsor to Quebec City is encouraging for proponents of passenger rail.  For those...
Carol Hughes, MP

Great Lakes challenges mount with carp at the doorstep

With the recent capture of a mature Silver carp in a Lake Michigan tributary, biologists are working to understand how the fish made it...
Carol Hughes, MP

We celebrate in August but civic pride is an everyday thing

Whether you take part in public celebrations connected to the Civic Holiday or enjoy the time in another way it is a good thing...