Lifelong pension option for injured veterans instead of lump sum payments: reduces risk

Throughout the last Parliament, my Liberal Party colleagues and I…

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Conservatives Decrease Funding for Pesticide Regulation and Safety

The issue of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been shown to…

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Veterans and mental health care – a guest post

Today’s guest post has some personal reflections by a mental…

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Response to letters on Canada’s combat mission in Iraq

Thank you to all the constituents who wrote to me…

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Federal policy on affordable housing affects Kingston municipal election

The recently announced closure of The Gathering Place, a drop-in…

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Our tourism economy depends on efficient border control policies

On November 19, 2013, I asked the following question at…

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Checking if there are enough staff helping soldiers with mental health injuries

When a Canadian Forces member suffers serious illness or injuries,…

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How does the Hamilton CCC half-way house closure affect Kingston?

Late last spring, an individual, who wishes to remain anonymous,…

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How I will vote on the Reform Act, 2014 and why

MP Michael Chong’s revised “Reform Act, 2014”, Bill C-586, seeks…

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Summer jobs: an important part of skills and training

It’s often useful to look south of the border for…

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What’s next in choosing the next MP? A nomination contest!

My announcement last week that I will not seek re-election…

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I am choosing not to run for re-election in 2015

Since my election in 2011, it has been an honour…

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As an MP, one of my main responsibilities is holding…

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Services for Aboriginal Families in Kingston after the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre Closure

Yesterday (July 29, 2014) I had the opportunity to meet…

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Can we make better use of the KP site by allowing tourists to visit?

Back in April I wrote Minister Stephen Blaney about the…

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Veterans Affairs Advertising – where was the sound economic management?

I responded to a letter from Minister of Veterans Affairs,…

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Infrastructure funding falling into an abyss

Next week, on April 1, the 2014 Building Canada Fund…

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Happy Anniversary, #ygk

I use twitter a lot. I’ve found that it’s a…

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My Bill C-578: Completed apprenticeships are crucial for a skilled workforce

Yesterday I introduced my new bill, Bill C-578, An Act…

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I am going to go without refined sugar in March

The World Health Organization has just published a draft guideline…

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Promoting Kingston Tourism

Travel and tourism are critical to the Kingston and the…

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Environmental Charities Threatened by Government

The Harper government is again showing that it will let…

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Propane Shortage not my Problem: federal Minister of Natural Resources

Update: Here is an article from the New York Times…

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Science Infrastructure Needs Operational Funding: The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

UPDATE:I had a chance to  rise in the House and…

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Dropping a Russian flag on the North Pole didn’t make it Russian territory and placing a maple leaf there doesn’t make it Canadian Territory either

Justin Trudeau is on the side of scientists. Update:  July…

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Countering Conservative claims with a real calculation on real data

 Update: Thomas Kwon asks on Facebook why I did not…

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Worried about Canada’s economic future depending on a PR campaign

Canada is spending $40 million this year on advertising to…

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Canada’s race car in the world economy is in a year-long pit stop

November 7th, in Finance Committee, we learned that, while Scientific…

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Checking the government’s numbers on taxes and spending

“…we want to see taxes lowered in this country. That…

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City budget burdened by expiring Federal support for affordable housing

It’s the time of year for City Councillors to do…

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The Harper/Senate Ethics Scandal

A lot of people have been asking me about the Harper/Senate…

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Statement of MP Ted Hsu on the Retirement of the Hon. John Gerretsen, MPP for Kingston and the Islands

I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation to the Honourable…

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The Big Chill

Yesterday the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada…

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Kingston Penitentiary to close its doors after 178 years

On Monday, September 30, 2013, Kingston Penitentiary will close its…

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Standing up for Science and Academic Freedoms

Last week, I was honoured to speak at the Stand…

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Conservatives agree to freeze EI premiums

Today, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is announcing a three year…

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Reading for Labour Day – from Liberal leader in the Senate, Senator Jim Cowan

On Labour Day 2013, I’d like to post the record…

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My roles on the Liberal team in Ottawa this fall

The benefit of belonging to a political party in parliament…

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Lake Ontario Park Re-Opening

Sunday, June 23, was the grand re-opening of Lake Ontario…

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House debate sparks experts to expose faulty government arguments on ELA

There was an excellent example recently of how true debate…

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Rideau Canal and Budget 2013 – an update

Background Funding cuts for the operation of the Rideau Canal…

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What if you are not satisfied with the answer you got in Question Period?

I am often asked, “Are you frustrated by the non-answers…

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Why Liberals and Greens voted against the NDP climate change motion

On April 29, 2013, we voted on the following NDP…

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Questioning Natural Resources Minister and staff on 2013-14 spending

I recently had the opportunity as the Liberal member of…

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Liberal position on NDP motion regarding Canada-China FIPA

Update: have a look at this article published September 17,…

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Electing House of Commons committee chairs instead of letting Party leaders have the power to appoint and dismiss them

I am pleased to have been the first MP to…

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NRTEE: pretend it never happened?

Environment Minister Peter Kent is not only defunding the National…

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Prison Overcrowding Town Hall and Petition

On March 16th I attended a town hall on Prison…

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Of Oil Spills and Black Holes

Update 2 (March 19, 2013): I was recently asked to…

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Pending sale of former prison farm land: no information forthcoming from Correctional Service of Canada

Update March 26, 2014: The Government responded to my order…

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Reducing taxpayer liability for offshore drilling and nuclear accidents

Canadian taxpayers may not realize it, but we are all…

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Skating at Market Square

My family and I took advantage of a sunny afternoon…

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Committing to the polluter-pay principle – I applaud Minister Joe Oliver.

Last week, the Harper government said that it will be…

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Senate Reform – asking Supreme Court to rule on constitutionality of unilateral action is right thing to do

Yesterday, Democratic Reform Minister Tim Uppal announced that the Harper…

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Idle No More

Aboriginal Canadians do not share fully in Canada’s prosperity. That…

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Statement on becoming the Natural Resources critic for the Liberal Party

I am honoured to be asked by interim Liberal leader…

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A small step towards defending the rights of elected MPs from the Government of the day

[update, March 25, 2013: I have found one other instance…

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Minister Toews, I am reminded of this passage from the Gospels: “In truth I tell you, this poor widow has put more in than all who have contributed to the treasury”

A story today from the CBC sheds some light on…

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Let’s move on processing Record Suspension applications and reap the social and economic benefits

(see update with link to article in the Kingston Whig…

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Should I have to resort to Twitter to get an answer for my constituents?

Yesterday, after getting the same story from two independent sources…

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Where will new jobs come from?

On October 24, 2012, I used a slot for member’s…

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Cutbacks to Prison Chaplaincy

The federal government has decided to eliminate all 49 part-time contracts for…

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Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement

Canadians have voiced significant concerns about the Canada-China Investment Agreement. …

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Support for Private Members’ Bill C-427 (Artist Income Tax Amendment)

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release MP Ted Hsu announces his…

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Two more strong statements I’ll stand by

This past week I made two strong statements that I’ll…

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My position on MP pensions

Today I issued a press release on my position regarding…

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Trivia Night with Youth

Thank you to a group of youth in the riding…

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Princess Street Promenade 2012

Princess Street was closed to vehicles for a day during…

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Visiting the Queen’s University Biological Station

Thanks to everybody at the Queen’s University Biological Station for…

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The ‘Harper Government’ again, really? …

Welcome Minister Nicholson, but in this riding we call it…

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Happy Canada Day!

The Canada Day celebrations in front of City Hall offered…

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High School Graduation Ceremonies

I attended three high school graduations this June at Bayridge,…

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Veteran’s Appreciation Day

A relatively new event in Kingston, Veteran’s Appreciation Day at…

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Kingston Pride!

A very successful event promoting equality and diversity. I attended…

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Visiting Local Firefighters

Visiting local International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Workshop on…

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Successful first Facebook town hall discussion on funding for discovery research

This evening I talked online for two hours with over…

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Discuss the 2012 federal budget!

Thursday at 4 pm, you can watch along with Members…

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Visiting the India-Canada Heritage Day Celebration

Sunday March 25 marked the annual India-Canada Association Heritage Day…

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Nominations being Accepted for Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! Nomination deadline EXTENDED to May 15, 2012…

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Ted participates in SWITCH’s Green Profit Conference and Exhibition

On Sunday March 18, Ted spoke to the participants of…

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Why is this Conservative government against free speech for our tax-supported scientists?

First published in Kingston This Week and EMC, March 2012…

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Ted touring Kingston General Hospital

Ted tours KGH’s Human Mobility Research Centre and the Gastrointestinal Diseases…

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The LOCAL View with Ted Hsu: Sustainable Cement

Tuesdays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 12:30 catch The LOCAL…

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The government says it needs to cut services. Does it make sense then to add 30 new MPs?

First published in Kingston This Week and EMC, March, 2012…

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New Queen’s University Lions Club

Ted gives the Canadian Flag to the new charter Lions  Club at…

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Harper’s government: Skip the debate, close the doors, we’ll tell you what you need to know.

Published first in EMC and Kingston This Week, February 2012…

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Do you have a story about robo-calls or voter harassment during the 2011 election?

          I invite you to contact…

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GreenCentre: a home-grown model for unlocking the value of Canadian basic research

The following was published in the February 27, 2012 issue of…

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Ted tours Kingston Home Base Housing

Ted  tours Kingston Home Base Housing. Here he is seen…

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Homeowners, local businesses, environment – all losers under this Conservative government

Published first in EMC and Kingston This Week, February 2012…

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Affected by the Conservatives’ changes to Old Age Security: Municipal property tax programs for seniors

I’m about to pay my City of Kingston 2012 interim…

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Energy Retrofits: Instead of the Conservative plan to renovate million dollar homes, we could make old homes more affordable

Prime Minister Harper recently made an election promise to establish…

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Why did Stephen Harper choose to keep the jail term for not filling out the census?

  Contrary to their election promise in 2011, Stephen Harper’s…

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In Sir John A.’s Footsteps

Recently I was the guest host of Salon Theatre’s production…

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Federal funding to help revitalize the Wolfe Island Community Hall

I am very pleased that the Township of Frontenac Islands…

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MP Ted Hsu’s Constituency Office to close on October 9, 2015

  MP Ted Hsu’s constituency office at 14-303 Bagot Street in…

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2015 Public vs. 2008 non-Public Caretaker Government documents – a comparison

As you might know, since 2011 I have been calling…

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Mr. Harper, Release the election “rule book” for ministers before you drop the writ

UPDATE August 4, 2015 For a comparison of the new,…

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Real Access to Information for Canadians

Over the past month, the Liberal Party has introduced a…

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