Carol Hughes’ Column

Carol Hughes’ column – New anti-terrorism legislation needs amending

In the lead up to the 2015 election many issues made a compelling case for a change in government.  Among the most prominent was the Anti-Terror Act (C-51).  Although the current government supported the legislation when it was introduced, by … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Facebook data breach hits Canada

Most of us use the internet without much concern about our privacy, but the Cambridge Analytica revelations have put that kind of faith in question. At the heart of the scandal is Facebook whose data was improperly used by the … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column

It’s no secret that too many seniors in Canada are struggling to get by. As our population becomes more elderly, the challenges related to this will only grow. That was the reason the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ column – Postal banking has strong support

It’s no secret that Canada Post has taken a hit as international remailers, couriers, and parcel delivery services have cut into its traditional sources of revenue. That doesn’t mean there aren’t options available for the corporation to grow, but it … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Putting the brakes on sugary high alcohol drinks

Parliament worked the way it is meant to this week when an NDP emergency motion that directs the health committee to study on how to better regulate beverages with high alcohol content, caffeine, and sugar was passed.  The motion came … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Taxes shouldn’t be any harder to file

Tax season is upon us and for people who aren’t connected to the internet or comfortable using it as a method of filing their forms the process has become increasingly difficult.  Even getting paper forms has become more of a … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Budget was designed to sound good

The quick analysis of this year’s budget was that it read like an election platform that was long on statements of intent, but short on details.  Whether it was, gender equity, pharmacare, or even cracking down on tax cheats, the … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Women’s equality makes sense and dollars

International Women’s Day, celebrated every March 8th, has a long history with roots in the suffrage movement and socialist politics.   It is fair to say that in the hundred plus years the day has been observed, the circumstances of a … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – We can end homelessness in Canada

In a country as rich and resourceful as Canada no one should be left without a roof over their head, but that is exactly what is happening in far too many of our communities and the Situation is only getting … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Colten Boushie case has many questioning how far we have come

Progress never takes a straight line and the road to a better future is often punctuated by set-backs which can be disheartening and make it seem as though little has changed at all.  For many, that has been the case … Continue reading