Archive for April, 2012

Tax Day!

Ted Hsu

Is this what you want your tax dollars going to? PM Snags dubious honour:  Code of Silence Award from Canadian Association of Journalists Looming cuts creating fear, confusion: MP Ottawa’s quiet removal of internal auditors draws fire Feds set Canada…

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On the closure of Kingston's Citizenship and Immigration Canada office

Ted Hsu

I sent a letter Tuesday (April 24, 2012) to the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Jason Kenney, asking him to reconsider the closing of the Kingston office of the CIC, which has been here for more than 50 years….

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What are the true net savings of closing the Kingston Pen, Regional Treatment Centre, and LeClerc Institution?

Ted Hsu

At the press conference on April 19, 2012, where Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced the closure of  Kingston Penitentiary, the Regional Treatment Centre and Leclerc institution, he said that this action would result in savings of $120 million per…

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2012 Federal Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Ted Hsu

The Easter recess is over. After an event-filled two weeks working out of our constituency office in Kingston, I’m heading back to Ottawa. We’ve had a few weeks to digest the budget. Details, such as the announcement of the closing…

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Statement on the closure of Kingston Penitentiary

Ted Hsu

The unexpected closure of Kingston Penitentiary was announced today. I’m worried about the 400 staff and their families whose jobs will be affected and whose lives may be disrupted. Details have been trickling in. The closure will be phased in…

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Princess of Wales Own Regiment, Kingston, ON

Ted Hsu

Impressed by the soldiers of the PWOR on April 19, 2012! I toured the regimental Museum,  met and spoke with many personnel, and had an opportunity to handle a variety of weapons on the simulated range. 2013 will mark the Princess…

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Remembering the Charter

Ted Hsu

Thirty years ago, on April 17, 1982, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was enacted. I do not recall more than casually following political events of the day being, most likely, absorbed in university examinations. I did not fully…

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Local Town Hall: Action on Climate Change

Ted Hsu

Noted Queen’s University climate scientist Professor John Smol, Former Environment Minister Stéphane Dion, and MP Ted Hsu were panelists at the public town hall meeting: Action on Climate Change, Saturday Apirl 14. Over 250 people filled Memorial Hall inside City…

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Need Assistance Filling out Your Taxes?

Ted Hsu

The Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP)  is a partnership between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and community organizations which host tax preparation clinics and arrange for volunteers to prepare tax returns for eligible individuals.  Click here to see whether you are…

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Canada Revenue Agency: EMAIL FRAUD ALERT!

Ted Hsu

  The CRA is warning Canadians that fraudulent emails purporting to be from the Agency are currently circulating. See examples of these scams and find out how you can protect yourself. En français, exemples de courriels fraudeleux  et méfiez-vous Please be aware that…

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