Columns

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park column for 230203

For those who are still fortunate enough to have aging parents, grandparents, or loved ones around, we owe it to them to help them tally up as much joy in their lifetime as possible. We can help by doing everything … Continue reading

Canadians’ Private Data Needs to be Safeguarded

Last week, Privacy Commissioner Philippe Dufresne released a report detailing home improvement giant Home Depot selling private customer data to Meta, owners of Facebook and Instagram, without the consent or knowledge of customers. The information that was shared included customer … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Health Care Privatization Must Be Stopped

Canada’s treasured public health care system is feeling particularly strained right now. Hospitals are overcrowded, surgical wait lists are long, ERs have closed their doors due to wait times, and staffing levels aren’t keeping up with the necessary demand, with … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 220106

NFTP 230127 “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!” Readers may have to search their childhood memories to recall this movie quotation. It is a line from the 1939 classic children’s movie The Wizard of Oz. The line … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Travelers’ Woes Proof Better Passenger Protection Needed

The holiday season started with quite the bang for many travelers who were hoping to head off on a getaway or join loved ones for Christmas, as a combination of flash freezes, heavy snow and significant wind gusts blanketed much … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 230119

Since Doug Ford was elected Premier of Ontario in 2018, Ontarians quickly became accustomed to a government that tends to lead with its chin. That is to say that Mr. Ford chooses to lead aggressively without caution to achieve the … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park for 221216

For most of us, Christmas is one of the most treasured seasons of the year. It is a time steeped in tradition, warmth, and love. Whether you are a child, young at heart, or believe you have sat under more … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – A Year of Challenges and Accomplishments

2022 has been, by all accounts, an interesting year. It’s been filled with surprises, significant world events that have tested Canadians, and advancements that will make life better for people. As 2022 draws to an end, and we ease into … Continue reading

Michael Mantha’s News from the Park 221208

I can’t remember when my team and I hit the ground running sooner and at a faster pace than we have following the election just six months ago. Then, I had loftily envisioned my team and I performing as professional … Continue reading

Carol Hughes’ Column – Protecting Workers’ Pensions the Right Thing to Do

Last week, a bill designed to protect workers’ pensions when their employers declare bankruptcy or insolvency passed third and final reading with unanimous support in the House of Commons. The bill, C-228, builds on years of work from previous NDP … Continue reading