House of Commons photo

Track Carol

Your Say

In Parliament

Elsewhere

Crucial Fact

  • Her favourite word is respect.

NDP MP for Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 51.70% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Congrats!"@Assiginacktwp: Congratulations to Nathan Howard - Assiginack's Junior Citizen of the Year! #assiginack http://t.co/BIitQUSl3M"

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Very moving presentation by Annette Cutknife & awesome performance by Daniel Cutknife @FASD Conference. @ChiefDay

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter With @ThomasMulcair and colleague @PDAC conference @Toronto @JohnRaffertyMP @PeggyNashNDP @alaingig2 http://t.co/ShJHVWmjDE

This week

Posted on Twitter Glad I could attend ribbon cutting"@lynnecooke99: @CTVNorthernNews Thanks to @CarolHughesMP for helping cut the ribbon and the cake!"

Posted on Twitter Imagine the difference! "@ChiefDay: @nikiashton @RomeoSaganash - looking forward to ensuring that #Racism is no longer taken lightly!"

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the list of violations continues. Amnesty International believes that this government put natural resource development ahead of the rights of aboriginal communities. Amnesty International ...

Voted No on Vote #342 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, tomorrow families of the over 1,200 indigenous women and girls who have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada will come together in ...

Spoke in the House on Tougher Penalties for Child Predators Act Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time. This is an issue that affects all of us. I do not know that anybody in society, as ...

Voted Yes on Vote #341 on Bill C-586 Amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (candidacy and caucus reforms)

Posted on Twitter Congrats to Brit Griffin on the launch of her first novel at Best Books on Elgin tonight @CharlieAngusMP http://t.co/5g50lYFOSS

Spoke in the House on Rail Transportation Mr. Speaker, an investigation into the train accident near Gogama found that 29 cars derailed, 21 cars caught fire, and it took 6 days to extinguish. ...

Voted Yes on Vote #340 That ( a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on ...

Spoke in the House on National Anthem Act Mr. Speaker, we have to honour traditions because they are very important. However, we recognize that changes happen and that we have to make changes as ...

Spoke in the House on Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 Mr. Speaker, the member has indicated a lot of areas where there should be some oversight. On this side of the House, we believe it is ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, every year in Canada, violence drives 100,000 women and children out of their homes and into shelters, where those options actually exist. In northern ...

Voted Yes on Vote #339 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Voted No on Vote #338 on Bill C-51 Enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives can fool some of the people some of the time, but they cannot fool all of the people all of the time ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Exploring the Potential of Social Finance in Canada Thank you. In May 2013, the then minister of HRSDC presented a report entitled “Harnessing the power of social finance: Canadians respond to the National Call ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Kapuskasing Northern Times (subscription) Hughes secures Minister's commitment Algoma/Manitoulin/Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes secured a commitment from the Minister of Transportation to meet with stakeholders trying to save passenger service on the Algoma Central railway during question period today. The Minister's silence on ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by NorthernLife.ca Liberals angry at process, not Thibeault: association prez Sudbury's political scene was in an uproar this week when it emerged that former NDP MP Glenn Thibeault, seen at a 2013 press conference with Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes, was leaving the party to run for the provincial Liberals in the ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Access to Capital and Departmental Expenditures and Operations 2014-15 I want to continue on with respect to this, because in 2013 the federal government announced changes to its on-reserve emergency management policies, which included single-window ...

Mentioned by Manitoulin Expositor Hughes lauds community activists' Christmas gift programs in Parliament OTTAWA – The strength of our communities lies in the efforts of organizations, businesses, and individuals who give of themselves for the benefit of those less fortunate, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a heartfelt ...

Mentioned by Manitoulin Expositor Drug safety bill could be made better if the government is interested OTTAWA – If the Conservatives can put aside partisanship and work with the opposition, then their drug safety bill can become a great piece of legislation, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, MP Carol Hughes. Hughes joined debate on the bill ...

Mentioned by Manitoulin Expositor Program to combat poverty on first nations cut in half says Hughes OTTAWA – Cost cutting measures are creating big holes in First Nation Budgets for programs and services that combat poverty, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes caught the government flat-footed with her question about the ...

More than three months ago

Mentioned by Manitoulin Expositor (press release) (blog) Hughes lauds community activists' Christmas gift programs in Parliament OTTAWA – The strength of our communities lies in the efforts of organizations, businesses, and individuals who give of themselves for the benefit of those less fortunate, says Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP, Carol Hughes. Hughes delivered a heartfelt ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ... Thank you very much. I have a list of questions. One of them I'll ask that you respond to now, and the rest you can respond ...

Spoke at the Environment committee on Water Quality of the Great Lakes Basin Would you be able to table that with the committee? You don't have to do that right now, but if you could table it with the ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order Mr. Chair, I will share my time with Vice-Chair Jean Crowder. Thank you very much for your submission. Given the numbers that are out there now ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 3c under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, ... Well, what can I say in 40 seconds? To perhaps stay on the same theme, when we are looking at the decontaminated sites, Wikwemikong first nation ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Opportunities for Aboriginal Persons in the Workforce I think some of what we hear right now was reiterated in the skills shortage study we did at this committee last year. I was at ...

Spoke at the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee on Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement ... Thank you very much. I would hope the committee would actually support this. During the discussions on the Elections Act, I know there was an issue ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-411 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (occupational disease registry)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-354 An Act respecting the establishment and award of a Defence of Canada Medal (1946-1989)