Monthly Archives: February 2012

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

          I invite you to contact the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections. As outlined in the Canada Elections Act, complaints pertaining to irregularities, fraud, or corrupt or illegal practices that affected the result of … Continue reading

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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 The Hill Times: Canada faces an urgent challenge to increase the productivity of its workforce in the face of demographic shifts, budgetary pressures, and international competition. One weak link is … Continue reading

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Ted tours Kingston Home Base Housing

Ted  tours Kingston Home Base Housing. Here he is seen at Lily’s Place, which received a donation of a hot water heat recovery system. From left to right is Justin Potts of Lyman Potts Construction, Ted Hsu, Tom Greening, Nicki … Continue reading

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

Published first in EMC and Kingston This Week, February 2012 The Conservative government has once again brought the Eco- ENERGY Retrofit program to a sudden halt. This popular program — which offered homeowners grants of up to $5,000 to make … Continue reading

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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 property tax bill and noticed three programs to help low income seniors manage their property tax bills — the Seniors Property Tax Grant Program, Tax Deferral Program, and Tax Increase … Continue reading

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Reform the SR&ED tax credit, don’t narrow eligibility

Many innovative, technology-intensive companies have benefited from the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit. These are the types of businesses – often entrepreneurial start-ups – that Canada should be nurturing. They can represent the future promise of our … Continue reading

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Kingston’s 1st Polar Bear Plunge

Coming out of the FREEZING cold water at Kingston’s 1st Annual Polar Bear Plunge to raise money for the 2012 Special Olympics Ontario Spring Games.                              

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What will the majority government do to Old Age Security?

Today in the House we are debating an Opposition Day motion on protecting Old Age Security and reducing poverty amongst seniors. There are two issues that I want to mention today. First of all, it’s trust. Mr. Harper made an … Continue reading

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Petition your government!

Create and circulate a petition that your MP will table and speak to in the House of Commons. Your statement goes on the official record, receives a response from the Government, and you get to explain your issue as you collect signatures … Continue reading

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