June 2017 Update

Canada’s 150th birthday is fast approaching, and as well as the planned festivities, this year is providing us with many...

Tribute to Canadian veterans on anniversary of VE Day and Battle of the Atlantic

It is an honour to stand today and to remember the contributions of so many Canadian men and women to...

Equal pay for equal work for temp workers

It’s always a pleasure to rise and speak on behalf of the people of Hamilton East–Stoney Creek. First, I’d like...

Real poverty reduction in Ontario requires evidence-based social assistance rates

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGWSCzoU3h0 The persistence of deep poverty in this province is a scandal. Low-income Ontarians are being crushed by hydro and...

Protect workers and retirees of steel industry

It is vital to this province’s continued economic health that we preserve steel manufacturing both in northern Ontario, in Sault...

120th Anniversary of Women's Institute movement

Two weeks ago, I was honoured to attend a celebration of the 120th anniversary of the international Women’s Institute movement,...