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An Experiment in Direct Democracy

THUNDER BAY – This week at home in the riding my staff and I carried out an experiment in direct democracy. On Wednesday evening we held our first ever federal townhall meeting via telephone, and my immediate impression is that it was a great success and something worth doing again in the future. I’ve always […]


Posted 17 March 2011 by in Politics
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HST Costs to Consumers Lower than Expected – School of Public Policy

THUNDER BAY – A paper released today by The School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, Professor Michael Smart of the University of Toronto determined that the burden of Ontario’s newly introduced Harmonized Sales Tax on consumers has been significantly lower than expected. While harmonization has caused some consumer prices to increase, coinciding […]


Posted 17 March 2011 by in NNL Headline News
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Northern Ontario Gets Earthquakes too

THUNDER BAY – Often in Northern Ontario, on the Canadian Shield, we think of the stability of the massive rock as a buffer against the threat of earthquakes. However over the past thirty days, across the region there have been several earthquakes. The magnitude of the quakes are all very low, 2.0 or less. Earlier […]


Posted 16 March 2011 by in NNL Headline News
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NAN Seeks Answers from Attorney General on Jury Rolls

THUNDER BAY – Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose responded today to Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General statements regarding the selection of juries in Ontario. “Many of the initiatives referred to in the Attorney General’s release were only commenced in 2009 following public revelations at the Kashechewan Inquest (September 2008) that […]


Posted 16 March 2011 by in NNL Headline News
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Lac Seul First Nation Invests in Mining Company

LAC SEUL FIRST NATION – Lac Seul First Nation (“LSFN”) has purchased 2,702,704 units of AurCrest Gold Inc. (“AurCrest”) at the price of $0.185 per unit to a prospectus-exempt private placement. Each unit of AurCrest is comprised of one (1) common share of AurCrest and one-half (1/2) common share purchase warrant, each one (1) whole […]


Posted 16 March 2011 by in NNL Headline News
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