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Paging Dr. John Baird: Huntington's latest doctorate holder

Baird was honoured for his many accomplishments and contributions for his time spent as a Member of Parliament. After serving as an MPP and cabinet...

What's the plan for the Ring of Fire: Angus

The massive mining project has been stalled for a decade due to lack of leadership at the provincial and federal levels, Angus said in a...

Liberals surprise with free tuition vow for low-income students

Sudbury Liberal MPP Glenn Thibeault said it was “thrilling” for him to be part of a government that is making post-secondary affordable for low-income families.

Timmins-James Bay MP calls for gas price fairness

. By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff. | Feb 03, 2016 - 5:00 PM | 0. Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus demanded gas fairness for...

Gélinas to tour Sudbury Jail on Monday morning

As correctional workers near a legal strike position, two New Democrat MPPs have announced they will visit the Sudbury Jail on Monday morning. Nickel Belt...

Apology for 1912 anti-French law important: Thibeault

Bisson does not view the apology as important,” Thibeault said in a news release. “This is something our community has been asking for. While French...

Province's power problems shocking: analyst

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk's Annual Report last week highlighted several areas where the Ontario government is falling short. Some of the most eye-popping findings dealt...

Liberal policies cost taxpayers billions: auditor general

Sudbury Liberal MPP Glenn Thibeault was not available Wednesday to comment on the report, his office said. In an interview Wednesday, NDP Leader Andrea Horwath...

Selling off Hydro One is a horrible idea

The Oct 30, 2015 Northern Life article, “Thibeault defends Liberal's Hydro One sell-off” really makes my blood boil. Let's look at the ... Glenn Thibeault...

Thibeault leaving was 'canary in the coalmine' for NDP

Hendrik Brakel, of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, left, listens Wednesday as Karl Baldauf, of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, makes a point. They were...

Thibeault defends Liberal's Hydro One sell-off

A report critical of the provincial government's plans to sell 60 per cent of Hydro One did not take all the benefits of that sale...

Lefebvre win has special meaning for Marleau

In his speech to supporters, Lefebvre thanked Marleau by name, listing him as one of the mentors that helped him win, along with former MPP...

Lefebvre: hard work and hope carried Liberals to victory

With all polls reporting, Lefebvre won the riding with 23,534 votes, well ahead of NDP challenger Paul Loewenberg (13,793 votes), Conservative Fred Slade (10,465) and...

Support for Gravelle rolls in from across Nickel Belt

“Claude Gravelle and the NDP have steadfastly fought for equality of opportunity and an end to discrimination. No other party has been as strong and...

NDP: Mulcair plan would help Sudbury, Nickel Belt

New Democrat candidates Claude Gravelle (left, Nickel Belt) and Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury) are joined by Nickel Belt MPP France Gélinas at a news conference Friday...

Sudbury NDP candidate responds to Liberal accusations

In May of this year, Justin Trudeau and his House Leader Dominic LeBlanc were on the receiving end of major criticism from several national union...

Gravelle team selling pumpkins to support food bank

. By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff. | Oct 11, 2015 - 11:22 AM | 0. Nickel Belt NDP candidate Claude Gravelle and his campaign team...

NDP platform includes $6M to end gas pump gouging

"For years, the NDP has been fighting for the rights of consumers, while the Conservatives were asleep at the wheel," Paul Loewenberg, NDP Candidate in...

Get to Know: Claude Gravelle, NDP (Nickel Belt)

Click the video above to watch managing editor Mark Gentili and political affairs reporter Darren MacDonald sit down with the Conservative, Liberal, NDP and Green...

Liberals would meet with provinces on health care: Dion

Former Liberal Party leader Stéphane Dion, centre, joined Sudbury and Nickel Belt Liberal candidates Marc Serré and Paul Lefebvre at Finlandia Village Monday, where he...

'Desperate' Liberal candidate misleading voters: Gravelle

Claude Gravelle, the NDP candidate in Nickel Belt, says his Liberal opponent in the 2015 federal election, Marc G. Serré, is misleading voters concerning Gravelle's...

Tory minister says Slade is what Sudbury needs

“And I think Sudbury wants an MP who isn't going to create conflict and controversy,” Bergen said. “They're looking for a strong, principled representative in...

NDP using byelection scandal against federal Grits

Paul Loewenberg, the NDP candidate for the Sudbury riding, is trying to make political hay out of the Sudbury byelection scandal by calling on Liberal...

NDP using byelection scandal against federal Grits

Paul Loewenberg, the NDP candidate for the Sudbury riding, is trying to make political hay out of the Sudbury byelection scandal by calling on Liberal...

Seniors Vote event draws handful of attendees

Sudbury Communist Party candidate Elizabeth Rowley stood outside the United Steelworkers Hall Thursday morning to reach out to people attending a Seniors Vote event. NDP...

Nickel Belt candidates tackle seniors issues

Claude Gravelle (NDP), Marc Serré (Liberal), Stuart McCall (Green) and Dave Starbuck (Marxist/Leninist) fielded questions and spoke about their party's platform in regards to senior's...

Loewenberg flip-flopping on Maley: Robinson

Sudbury Green candidate David Robinson said he is disappointed with his NDP rival Paul Loewenberg's apparent reversal on Maley Drive. Supplied photo ... Like his...

USW retirees to host seniors vote event

Sudbury NDP candidate Paul Loewenberg is expected to speak at a Seniors Vote event at the United Steelworkers Hall Thursday to coincide with the United...

$1B for Ring of Fire, national dementia strategy highlight NDP plan for North

NDP candidates Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), left, Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury), Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, Skip Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie) and Kathleen Jodouin...

$1B for Ring of Fire, national dementia strategy highlight NDP plan for North

NDP candidates Carol Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), left, Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury), Charlie Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt, Skip Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie) and Kathleen Jodouin...

My life in Nickel Belt: a proud record of service

In fact, the NDP is the only party with a mining caucus, and I am pleased to be its chair. New Democrats support the safe...

Report: Police blaming Crown for stalling byelection case

News reports Thursday on Sudbury's lingering byelection scandal (pictured from left is Glenn Thibeault, the eventual winner, NDPer Suzanne Shawbonquit and independent candidate Andrew Olivier,...

Election primer: what voters need to know ahead of Oct. 19

The only incumbent in the race – NDP MP Claude Gravelle – will open his Val Caron campaign office Tuesday. It's located at 3140 Highway...

NDP commits to long-term infrastructure funding

“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...

Nickel Belt candidate wants to give voters a stronger voice

Dave Starbuck, the Nickel Belt candidate for the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada first ran for office in 1979, and put his name on the ballot...

NDP announce plan for stronger pensions

According to an NDP news release, Thomas Mulcair has committed to convening a First Ministers' meeting on retirement security in his first six months, with...

Mother Nature couldn't rain on this parade

They marched in a parade from Bell Park, down Paris Street to Science North, then back along the boardwalk. They gathered at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre...

Harper, NDP candidates trade jabs over mining

Cutline: On a campaign swing in North Bay on Wednesday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced he would extend a tax mining tax credit to include...

Loewenberg holding 'campaign hootenanny' on weekend

. By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff. | Aug 26, 2015 - 7:00 PM | 0. Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus will be performing at Sudbury...

Ontario NDP Leader visits Gogama derailment site

This was the scene in Gogama earlier this year after a train derailment. Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath was in Gogama on Thursday to visit...

NDP candidate issues statement re: Lockerby closure

. By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff. | Aug 20, 2015 - 5:00 PM | 0. Nickel Belt NDP candidate Claude Gravelle issued a statement today...

No decision yet on investigation into Sudbury byelection scandal

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne addresses the crowd Feb. 5 at the Holiday Inn after Glenn Thibeault was elected MPP for Sudbury. More than six months...

Harper kicks off federal election Sunday

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with Governor General David Johnston in Ottawa Sunday morning to dissolve Parliament and kick off the longest election campaign in...

Tories enter spending spree before election call

. By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff. | Aug 01, 2015 - 1:00 PM | 0. Conservative MPs, including FedNor Minister Greg Rickford (pictured), have announced...

Early election call won't change their plans: candidates

"I'm not going to change what I was doing because of Stephen Harper," said Nickel Belt MP Claude Gravelle. "My offices are still opening Aug.

Mulcair vows to cut small business taxes if he' s PM

The last time Mulcair was in town, it was in the middle of the February byelection, which featured former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault, who took...

Garson farmer running to represent Greens in Nickel Belt

NorthernLife.ca - Northern LifeNorthernLife.caShould he win the Green Party nod, he'll be up against incumbent NDP MP Claude Gravelle and Liberal candidate Marc Serré. While...

Stop plans for postal cuts until after election, union says

NorthernLife.ca - Northern LifeNorthernLife.caIn March, Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault took part in a door-to-door campaign, asking people to sign a petition to tell the federal...

Mulcair to visit Sudbury July 27 on campaign-style swing

News of the NDP leader's visit follows release by the website www.threehundredeight.com of projections for each of Canada's 338 ridings. Its most recent projections has...

NDP blasts federal gov't over loss of manufacturing jobs

“While the Conservatives pretend everything is rosy, the report indicates that some of the manufacturing jobs that Canada has lost will be gone forever," said...