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Martel, Hampton endorse Quebec MP

Two former prominent NDP MPPs from Northern Ontario are endorsing Guy Caron as the next leader of the federal NDP. “At a time when we...

NDP has great opportunity for renewal, Angus says | Sudbury Star

Federal NDP leadership candidate Charlie Angus meets with supporters in Hanmer, Ont. during an NDP leadership campaign event on Saturday April 29, 2017.Angus beefs about...

NDP will set 'different path': Caron

New Democratic leadership hopeful Guy Caron says while the Liberals have replaced the Conservatives as Canada's governing party, they've done little to change how the...

Laurentian research gets $1.8 million | Sudbury Star

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Electoral reform MPs eerily functional, for now

"Elect" is the wrong word, as there was only one candidate: veteran Quebec Liberal MP Francis Scarpaleggia. Of the five Liberal members, he's the only...

PoV: Northern MPPs big part of cabinet

In contrast, Kathleen Wynne has been here in an official capacity at least three times in less than three years since replacing McGuinty as Liberal...

Sudbury MPP's new job 'welcome news'

Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault has an opportunity to use his new post as Ontario's Energy minister to fight climate change on not only the provincial,...

Sudbury PoV: Glenn Thibeault belongs in cabinet

Sudbury's former federal MP, Thibeault defected from the NDP to run for the Liberals in a 2015 provincial byelection, after the NDP's Joe Cimino suddenly...

RCMP should have looked into Sudbury scandal

The allegations came about after last year's Sudbury byelection, in which it was alleged Lougheed offered another candidate an inducement to step aside to make...

Fight for 'fairness' takes to Sudbury's streets

A rally was held near Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault's office on Barrydowne Road in Sudbury, Ont. to focus awareness on employee issues and better protections...

Sudbury byelection good for Liberal coffers

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduces Glenn Thibeault as the Sudbury Liberal candidate in the Feb. 5 byelection in ... NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has called...

Sudbury's Sunshine List gets bigger

Pan Am CFO Barbara Gail Anderson was paid $862,000, executive vice-president Allen Vansen $817,000, senior vice-president Karen Hacker $804,000 and vice-president Katherine Henderson more than...

Some in Sudbury welcome federal spending

Carol Hughes, NDP member for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, welcomed some aspects of the budget, including an investment in VIA Rail and money for tourism advertising, but felt...

Older workers want 'fairness'

The Sudbury Star - Sudbury unionThe Sudbury StarHe will meet with Nickel Belt NDP MPP France Gelinas about the issue and has spoken with Sudbury...

Worries about water in the City of Lakes

“It was promised by Stephane Dion when he was the Liberal leader, but of course it never happened,” she said. “It should be back on...

PoV: Rekindling Sudbury's special relationship

Provincially, Glenn Thibeault sits on the government side, as Sudbury's Liberal MPP. It's widely expected he will eventually be in Premier Kathleen Wynne's cabinet. In...

Sudbury Jail 'disgusting' MPPs say

Nickel Belt MPP France Gelinas talks with the media as Jennifer French, MPP for Oshawa and NDP critic for Community Safety and Correctional Services, looks...

Sudbury PoV: Credit committee for PET scanner

Credit goes to Hoskins, of course, as well as Sudbury MPP Glenn Thibeault, who committed to bringing a PET scanner here when he was a...

First appearance on bribery charges for Lougheed

That candidate turned out to be former Sudbury New Democrat MP Glenn Thibeault, who defected from the NDP and was appointed by Premier Kathleen Wynne...

Sudbury PoV: New government, new opportunities

In Sudbury, Liberal Paul Lefebvre came from behind to easily defeat the NDP's Paul Loewenberg, taking about half of votes cast. Glenn Thibeault took the...

Expectations high for Liberals, Sudbury-area MPs

The fact Sudbury has both an MPP and an MP at the government table "bodes well for us," she said. Former Sudbury NDP MP Glenn...

Carol Hughes bucks the big red wave

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing will remain orange as the incumbent NDP MP was re-elected Monday to her third term representing a traditional Liberal stronghold that did not follow...

Liberals return to the North

In Nipissing-Timiskaming, Liberal Anthony Rota defeated Conservative Jay Aspin to regain the seat he lost by only 18 votes in 2011. Liberals Patty Hajdu and...

Low taxes, balanced budgets key: Slade

Candice Bergen, minister of State for Social Development, and the Conservative candidate for Lisgar-Portage, looks on as Sudbury Conservative candidate Fred Slade talks with the...

20 Questions: NDP good for North — Gravelle

has sent a 20 Questions form to the four major candidates in the Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings. Claude Gravelle, who is running for...

Sudbury Star chat: Gravelle stands on record

... a gruelling federal campaign, Claude Gravelle is keeping the focus on Nickel Belt in the final days before Canadians go to the polls on...

Sudbury letter: Harper best choice

The Conservative government has implored the Ontario Liberals to get our economic house in order, as it is dragging down the Canadian economy. The late...

NDP can be trusted, Sudbury candidate says

The other difference in having an NDP MP is that New Democrats make sure that every constituent who calls or comes through our offices is...

Sudbury letter: Lobby for action on climate change

I lobbied my MPP, Glenn Thibeault, the parliamentary assistant to the minister of the Environment and Climate Change, and my neighbouring MPP, France Gelinas (NDP...

CTV doc does little to clear Wynne of scandal

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne addresses Liberal supporters at the opening of Sudbury Liberal byelection candidate Glenn Thibeault's campaign office in Sudbury, ON. on Saturday, Jan.

Sudbury Accent: Will Nickel Belt stay with the NDP?

John Rodriguez, who held the seat for the New Democrats throughout much of the 1970s and '80s, notes that when he first got elected in...

Sudbury letter: Tories setting the bar low

Candice Bergen said that the people of Sudbury can trust Fred Slade, the Conservative candidate for Sudbury. Candice Bergen can trust Slade and Stephen Harper...

Loewenberg 'committed to helping those in need'

I will follow the lead of Claude Gravelle in Nickel Belt, who has helped thousands of constituents. That is the NDP way. Secondly, I will...

Wynne should step down: Readers

The Liberals, he was told, had found a star candidate, who was subsequently revealed to be Glenn Thibeault, whom they had wooed away from Parliament...

Harper minister praises Sudbury candidate

Candice Bergen, minister of State for Social Development, and the Conservative candidate for Lisgar-Portage, looks on as Sudbury Conservative candidate Fred Slade talks with the...

Sudbury candidates squabble over Maley Drive

Like his predecessor, (former NDP Sudbury MP) Glenn Thibeault, Paul seems willing to spend money badly just to be popular "¦. "The project is fiscal...

Minister to campaign in Sudbury today

The woman who helped bring an end to Canada's gun registry will be campaigning with the Conservative candidate for Sudbury, Fred Slade. Candice Bergen, minister...

PoV: Wynne responsible for mess in Sudbury

They wanted a star, which turned out to be Glenn Thibeault, the Sudbury NDP MP. In a move that shocked most, he jumped to the...

NDP lays out Northern Ontario platform

Paul Loewenberg, along with Northern Ontario NDP candidates Carol Hughes (Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing), Charlie Angus (Timmins-James Bay), Skip Morrison (Sault Ste. Marie), Kathleen Jodouin (Nipissing-Timiskaming) and Claude...

NDP to invest in forestry

“We've lost 30,000 forestry jobs in this province since Stephen Harper's Conservatives formed government,” Nickel Belt candidate Claude Gravelle said in a release. “We need...

Sudbury debate creates some heat

NDP candidate Paul Loewenberg, Conservative Fred Slade and Liberal Paul Lefebvre listen as Green candidate David Robinson makes a point at the CBC Sudbury debate...

Harper good for seniors, Sudbury candidate argues

Nickel Belt NDP candidate Claude Gravelle says he has received a letter from the Alzheimer Society of Canada congratulating him on his efforts in support...

Sudbury scandal probe taking too long: MPP

Would-be byelection candidate Andrew Olivier set off a firestorm when he claimed he'd been offered a job or position to step aside and allow then...

NDP backs national dementia strategy: Sudbury candidates

In this file photo, Claude Gravelle, MP for Nickel Belt, visits Brantford as part of a push to develop a national strategy to deal with...

NDP hopeful says Sudbury 'ours to win'

And New Democrat Paul Loewenberg has a good feeling about the party's chances of holding onto the riding that voted orange in the 2011 federal...

Nickel Belt 'invisible,' Serre charges

Saying Nickel Belt deserves its 'place in the sun,' Marc Serre opened his campaign headquarters in Hanmer on Wednesday. Serre, the Liberal candidate, will hold...

Sudbury candidate hopes to build on 2011

Conservative MP Dr. Kellie Leitch was on hand in Sudbury, Ont. on Tuesday September 8, 2015, to support Fred Slade, who is the Conservative candidate...

Social democrats stress retirement security

NDP candidates Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) and Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury) say voters in Sudbury and Nickel Belt ridings are looking for stronger pensions and secure...

Sudbury job losses PM's fault: NDP

Sudbury and northeaster Ontario are bleeding jobs and it's Prime Minister Stephen Harper's fault, the area's NDP candidates charge. In a release, Claude Gravelle (Nickel...

Sudbury's NDP candidates would repeal C-51

NDP candidates Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) and Paul Loewenberg (Sudbury) say they will campaign to repeal Stephen Harper's Bill C-51. "Harper's C-51 threatens our freedoms...