Small businesses and their owners play an important role in the economic success of every community across Canada. As such, there was a lot of interest in Ottawa when MPs founded the All-Party Entrepreneurship Caucus this past spring.
In 2011 there were 1,116,423 small businesses within Canada,... Read More
As the investigation into the Lac Megantic tragedy continues I would like to let you know what the New Democratic Party has proposed on rail safety over the years.
I think this is important information to consider as we head into the fall sitting of parliament as rail safety will be a... Read More
Remember the former Liberal government’s infamous “billion dollar boondoggle” that engulfed the Human Resource and Skills Development file not so long ago?
It was one of more than a few boondoggles that exposed the Liberal Party’s false claim to being a fiscal... Read More
Last week the 2013-14 federal budget document was presented to Parliament.
I was not impressed by the budget, and while my staff and I are still studying the document we have already found many items that will hurt families and businesses and that we will oppose. Let me highlight... Read More
Lately labour and trade unions have been portrayed in a negative light by conservative media and business interests.
Doing so may serve the interests of those casting the stones but the reality is that we owe unions our thanks for improving the economic and social well-being of working Canadians... Read More
This week Canadians were reminded of something that we already knew; our Senate is a useless and unnecessary expense to taxpayers and should be abolished.
The irrelevancy and expense of operating Canada’s unelected and unaccountable Senate is something that New Democrats... Read More
In what may serve as the early political shocker of 2013, Alison Redford’s Conservative provincial government in Alberta announced last week that it would collect $6 billion less than expected this year from oil and gas royalties while running their fifth consecutive yearly budget deficit.... Read More
For nearly a century veterans’ groups have been playing a historic role in the development of Canadian society.
Unfortunately, in a long era of government expenditure reductions and shrinking membership Royal Canadian Legions are now muddling through difficult financial times. I... Read More
Last week’s column reviewed many of the biggest federal political stories of 2012, so this week it’s time to look forward and see what may be in store for us in 2013.
As 2012 came to a close the Idle No More movement was ramping up and Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence’s hunger... Read More
As this is my first column of 2013 I would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy new year.
Last year was a very eventful year in Canadian politics, so here’s a bit of recap before we take a look at the coming year in next week’s edition.
At the start of 2012 the... Read More