Art Eggleton: A Lifetime in Political Office

The Agenda with Steve Paikin Published on Nov 23, 2018 In a political career spanning nearly 50 years, Art Eggleton has been…

From Toronto city hall to Parliament Hill, Art Eggleton ends a political career that was always rooted in urban issues

Originally appeared in The Toronto Star (published: 2018-10-03) by: Bruce Campion OTTAWA-The walls are bare, the artwork and political cartoons that once hung…

Canadian Forces are pulling their weight

By: Art Eggleton As NATO leaders prepare for their upcoming summit in Brussels, U.S. President Donald Trump is complaining about Canada and…

Senate committee urges feds to reform programs to help people with disabilities

The Canadian Press OTTAWA _ A Senate committee tasked with studying the disability tax credit and a disabilities savings plan says the…

Reduce the poverty-to-prison pipeline for women

By Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain and Senator Art Eggleton Over the last decade, the number of women in Canada’s jails has shot up…

Three ways to get youth involved in community building – for a better Canada

By Senator Art Eggleton and Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain In recent years, Canada has seen a spike in youth engagement in the volunteer…

Rigorous journalism can save us from fake news

By Senator Art Eggleton and Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain What role should the government play in ensuring trusted and independent news survives in…

Bring A New Vision Of STEM To Canadian Women And Girls

By Senator Art Eggleton and Senator Raymonde Saint-Germain This month we celebrated the International Day of Women and Girls in Science —…

Op-Ed: Time to acknowledge the other baby scoop

By Valerie Andrews & Art Eggleton The recent announcement by the federal government offering a $800 million settlement for “Sixties Scoop” survivors, those Indigenous…

Op-Ed: It’s time for the federal government to take a leadership role on rising obesity rates

Ban advertising of unhealthy foods to kids, tax sugary drinks, revamp food guide, prohibit use of trans fats, among Senate report recommendations…

Urgent Action Needed to Fight Rising Obesity Rates in Canada Says Ground-Breaking Senate Report

Ottawa, March 1st, 2016 – The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology is calling for a National Campaign to…

Op-Ed: It’s Time For Canada To Test A Basic Income

Recently I tabled a motion in the Senate calling on the government to create a pilot project that would test a basic…

Senate Speech – Basic Income

Honourable Senators I rise today to speak on my motion on a basic income pilot project. That the Senate encourage the federal…

Motion in the Senate – Basic Income

That the Senate encourage the federal government, after appropriate consultations, to sponsor along with one or more of the provinces/territories a pilot…

CBC: Task force recommends new non-profit version of Toronto Community Housing

The final report from the John Tory’s task force on Toronto Community Housing includes 29 recommendations geared at saving what the mayor…

Toronto Star: Toronto public housing needs a shake-up, or break-up

It’s a vision offering better homes for the poor, more accountability on behalf of tenants and more mixed-income communities. Along the way,…

National Post: Pitching an end to city’s slumlord role

Chris Selley, National Post Senator Art Eggleton delivered his long-awaited task force report on Toronto Community Housing to Mayor John Tory on…

OpEd: Poverty the missing issue in the federal election campaign

Appeared in the Huffington Post Do you remember the game, “Where’s Waldo”? For those that don’t, the object of the game is…

OpEd: Why affordable housing should be a federal election issue

Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen It’s time to make affordable housing an issue in the federal election campaign. Four million people are…

Parties ignoring poverty as issue: Eggleton

By Sean Chase, Daily Observer PEMBROKE – Art Eggleton charges that parties of all political stripes are ignoring the devastating issue of…

Op-Ed: Here’s a better Senate plan for the CBC

Appeared in the Globe and Mail The Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications has released a report on the future of…

Globe and Mail: Report on future of CBC a ‘lost opportunity’: Senator

SIMON HOUPT A Canadian senator who serves on a parliamentary committee which just wrapped up a study of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation…

Toronto Star: Bold push for safety, repairs at TCHC

If deadlines concentrate the mind, thinking at Toronto’s troubled public housing authority is about to come into sharp focus. A special task…