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New Homes Coming to Kashechewan First Nation

KASHECHEWAN – Kashechewan First Nation Chief Leo Friday said, “Our residents are anxious to return home after being displaced by flooding over two years ago.

Liberal MPs form Indigenous Caucus

Caucus members include Caucus Chair, Don Rusnak (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould (Vancouver—Granville), Yvonne Jones (Labrador–Newfoundland), Randy Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), Robert Falcon Ouellette ...and...

NDP Accuse Liberals of Failing First Nation Children

“That Justin Trudeau thinks he can walk away from his promise to First Nations children mid-campaign, is disgraceful,” said NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic and Churchill–Keewatinook...

Election 2015 – Rafferty and Rusnuk Rumble over Fiscal Plan

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – New Democrat candidate John Rafferty (Thunder Bay – Rainy River) penned the following letter to his Liberal opponent Don Rusnak...

GreenPAC Endorses Bruce Hyer in TBSN

In Ontario, GreenPAC has endorsed three incumbent MPs: Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North); Conservative MP Michael Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), and Green Party MP Bruce...

NDP Promise Improved Infrastructure

“Tom's plan to partner with municipalities to invest in strong community infrastructure will create good, skilled job opportunities here in our community,” said NDP Thunder...

Green Party Seeks NDP leader Tom Mulcair to Step Up

OTTAWA – The Green Party is working toward forming a balance of power in the House of Commons. Party leader Elizabeth May participated in the...

What To Know When Voting In The 2015 Federal Election

The Conservative Party has yet to announce a candidate for the riding. Candidates running in the Kenora district include incumbent Greg Rickford (Conservative Party), Ember...

Kenora Liberal Bob Nault Starts Campaign in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

KENORA – The election campaign is on in Kenora. The incumbent MP is Conservative Greg Rickford, who holds the cabinet position of Minister of Natural...

Bruce Hyer Gains Win with Unanimous Support for Lake Superior Marine ...

MP Hyer said, “After eight years of postponement by this government, on a pre-election promise made by Prime Minister Harper in Nipigon in 2007, the...

Minister Greg Rickford – Update – Mining, First Nations, Northwestern Ontario

Minister Greg Rickford sat down by phone with NetNewsLedger for a discussion on issues that the Conservative government is working on across Northern Ontario. Efforts...

Bill C-641 – Bill To Enshrine UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples Voted Down

The bill's sponsor, NDP Deputy Critic for Intergovernmental Aboriginal Affairs Romeo Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), made the following statement: “This bill received important support from the Assembly...

NAN – Water is a Basic Human Right

In Parliament, NDP MP Carol Hughes asked “The Shoal Lake aboriginal community was forced to declare a state of emergency because the ferry that connects...

Conservatives Under Fire over First Nations Healthcare in Ontario and Manitoba

“Once again, we have another report showing how this Conservative government continues to fail Indigenous peoples in Canada,” said NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic Niki Ashton...

Vancouver Residents Protest Slow Oil Spill Clean-up in English Bay

... and clean up of the spill. On Friday April 17th, activists disrupted a press conference held by Conservatives MP's James Moore and Andrew Saxton.

From the House – John Rafferty – Federal Budget Helps Wealthy and Passes ...

As we examine that bill with a fine tooth comb in the coming weeks, and outside of the NDP ideas that were poached, there is...

Finance Minister Oliver Living in Alternative Universe – John Rafferty MP

Suddenly, every other party wanted to “raise everyone's taxes” and the NDP had big plans for a massive “$25 billion carbon tax.” Oliver's claims are...

Who is the Best in Thunder Bay?

THUNDER BAY - The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce will hold the 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Victoria...

Veterans Should Not Have to Re-Prove Permanent Injuries – NDP Peter Stoffer

OTTAWA – The recent decision by the Conservative government to change the requirement for disabled veterans to provide proof of their injuries every three years,...

Federal Conservatives Leave MMIW National Inquiry Off Radar Screen

Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, and Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, met today...

Wayne Easter – Building better anti-terrorism laws

Having been the government during 9/11 and other terrorist events, the Liberal Party is well aware of the tough issues and sensitivities involved. We will...

ISIL represents a real and present threat – Marc Garneau

The Liberal Party of Canada believes that our efforts are best devoted to the humanitarian side of the equation. Displaced Iraqis who have been forced...

Harper's War on Science – Bruce Hyer MP

In 2006 Environment Minister Rona Ambrose forbade an Environment Canada climatologist to talk publicly about …. climate change! Later that was ... The Conservatives tried...

John Rafferty – Friday Busy in House of Commons

... than it was when the Conservatives first came to power in 2005. It wasn't long ago that Treasury Board Secretary and the Harper government's...

Thunder Bay Police Investigate Disturbing Letter

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police are reporting on an incident of a possible hate crime. The Thunder Bay Police are currently investigating a very...

FedNor Funding Announced by Minister Greg Rickford

THUNDER BAY = Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford announced funding of $1,273,000 in Thunder Bay today. The investment will support innovation, community economic development,...

Liberals Topping Polls Heading to Fall

Asked independent questions for each federal political party, 57 percent of Canadians would consider voting for the federal Liberals, 44 percent would consider voting for...

New Democrats Call For Inquiry Into Canada's “Stolen Sisters”

Libby Davies, who represents the east side of Vancouver and a part of that city where there are many vulnerable indigenous women living and working,...

Growing Call for National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Women

The Official Opposition New Democrats are stating that in the first 100 days of an NDP Government start the inquiry. Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau states...

Mississauga Race for Mayor a “Mexican Standoff”

The poll also included MP Eve Adams, who recently backed off the from the hotly contested Conservative nomination race for MP in Oakville North-Burlington. Adams...

National Tragedy Death of 15 Year Old Starts Push for Change

“The murder of Tina Fontaine is a national tragedy,” said NDP Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill). “There must be justice for this young...

Marc Emery – Pot Prince on Freedom

And Emery admits his tendency to self-aggrandize has in the past veered beyond bad taste, such as in a decade-old blog post in which he...

Different Paths, Common Ground

Urged on by the right-wing Canadian Taxpayers Federation and the equally über-conservative National Citizens' Coalition, once led by none other than the current Prime Minister,...

Duffy Fell From Grace A Long Time Ago – Geoff Regan MP

Now that charges have been laid, Liberals are calling on Ms. Dawson to resume her investigation into all those over whom she has jurisdiction. An...

Grassroots Models Best Hope for Native Education Reforms

Overriding the AFN education committee, chaired by Mi'kmaq Morley Googoo of Waycobah First Nation, the vast majority of chiefs and band representatives, particularly in Ontario,...

Attacks Continue in Gaza – Death Toll Mounts

Charlie Angus, the NDP MP for Timmins-James Bay charges, “Our thuggish prime minister pumps his chest while people die in Gaza. He may think there...

From the House – John Rafferty MP

THUNDER BAY - This week I would like to offer a bit of a recap of the spring session of parliament that is now behind...

Weather Delays Evacuation Flight from Kashechewan

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath who is in Thunder Bay has taken time to meet with some of the evacuees. Basement flooded ... James Bay Member...

Heartbleed Impacts Digital Security

Charlie Angus, the federal opposition critic for ethics, said the CRA had more data breaches than any other federal department in the past year. “It's...

The pros and cons of prescribing to addicts

Health Minister Rona Ambrose has opposed extending the program. On March 25th, Providence Health ... Ambrose's actions are of a piece with the Conservative government's...

Conservatives Garner Support for Budget

... against the best in the world. On behalf of the Olympic movement in Canada, I want to personally thank the Prime Minister Stephen Harper,...