Letter to The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada regarding the failure of his office to live up to the legal obligations set out under the Access of Information Act.
Summer students are hard at work throughout Timmins-James Bay and Charlie Angus took some time yesterday to say hello to a few of them. The riding received record funding this year of over 1.8-million dollars putting over 520 students to work. Angus says he is proud of the partnership with Service Canada. “We work very hard every year to try and get as much funding as we can so that we can assist groups, businesses and organizations hire extra staff for the summer months. Thi
Contrary to what the Conservatives are telling you, Justin Trudeau is not creeping your Facebook page, and he is not going to silence your right to free speech. So let’s deconstruct what Bill C-10 is actually about.
The bill was supposed to update legislation to ensure that the tech giants like Google and Facebook finally began to pay their fair share. This is an issue that has become a focus for countries around the world.
The point person for this bill was Minister Stev
“On behalf of all New Democrats, I would like to wish everyone a happy National Indigenous Peoples Day. On this day, we celebrate the voices, traditions, languages, and history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit and recommit to walk the path of meaningful reconciliation. For far too long, Indigenous Peoples have been waiting on meaningful concrete actions from the federal government to right the wrongs of Canada’s genocidal policies that targeted Indigenous families and commun
With some provinces still dealing with different lockdowns and pandemic rules in place, small businesses and workers in some industries are not able to go back to work. Yet instead of helping small businesses and workers for as long as they need it, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will cut the help they rely on – the Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) – by $800 a month starting in July for families who still rely on it to make ends meet. “The Liberals want to reduce benefits f
This morning, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and the NDP Critic for Indigenous Children, Charlie Angus, restated their calls for the federal government to end their legal battles against Indigenous children. This comes as the government were back in court today to continue their unnecessary legal cases. “I am disappointed that we are here today, once again asking the government to stop denying Indigenous children the compensation they are owed,” said Angus. “Last week our motion as
Charlie Angus, MP for Timmins-James Bay and NDP Ethics Critic, and Alexandre Boulerice, NDP Deputy Leader, issued the following statement: "We welcome the recent report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. During Summer 2020, when Canadians were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, people were relying on the federal government to launch programs that helped them keep their jobs, pay their rent, and support themselves and their families. Canad
Jagmeet Singh, Leader of Canada's NDP, and Lindsay Mathyssen, NDP MP for London--Fanshawe, made the following statement: “We send our heartfelt condolences to the relatives and community of the victims in London.
This was a hate crime that killed four members of a family and left the fifth seriously injured. Three generations among the dead were a grandmother, father, mother and teenage daughter.
Our hearts break for the victims of this senseless attack.
A Muslim famil
If the federal government had known of the crisis at Laurentian University, they would have stepped in. This was the bombshell message dropped at the Official Languages Community by Minister Melanie Joly – Minister of FedNor and Official Languages. Under questioning from Charlie Angus, the Minster claimed had she known that Laurentian was in trouble, she would have contacted the province and stepped in to find a solution. Angus is asking the question – why wasn’t she told? “T
Charlie Angus says the Liberal government’s budget made it clear that they’re not on the side of the almost two million Canadians struggling to get by after losing their jobs during the pandemic. While the Liberals rushed to give money to the richest corporations without any strings attached, they’re going to cut help for families who are waiting to work again in provinces still under stay-at-home orders and lockdowns. Angus says New Democrats are calling on Justin Trudeau t
Laurentian University President Robert Haché came to Parliamentary committee today to defend the massive cuts undertaken at the university this past spring. Charlie Angus says Haché’s testimony raises more questions than it answers. In particular, he wants clarification over the nature of discussions with the Provincial and Federal government in the months leading up to the decision to go into bankruptcy protection. “What we learned from today’s testimony is that the provinci
Students from across the vast region of Timmins-James Bay will have excellent opportunities to get jobs this summer thanks to the record funding coming into the riding through the Canada Summer Student Jobs Program. MP Charlie Angus says the region has received nearly two million dollars in funding, creating 526 jobs for students across the riding. "We have been doing very well over the last number of years with the Canada Summer Jobs program, but this year we will be able to