Archive for February, 2013

Of Oil Spills and Black Holes

Ted Hsu

Update 2 (March 19, 2013): I was recently asked to discuss this issue with the Blacklock’s Reporter Digest, you can read my comments from that interview here.  Update (March 1, 2013): After I posted this blog, issuing a press release as…

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

Ted Hsu

Update March 26, 2014: The Government responded to my order paper question in the House of Commons. The purchaser was the Royal Kingston Curling Club. The price was $18,500. The closing date was October 31, 2013. A Notice of Intent…

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Reducing taxpayer liability for offshore drilling and nuclear accidents

Ted Hsu

Canadian taxpayers may not realize it, but we are all collectively liable for billions of dollars in damages in the event of a major oil spill or a terrible accident at a nuclear power plant. http://youtu.be/SEqfJQYd5mw (link to video of my…

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Better quality politicians?

Ted Hsu

Preston Manning recently said that Canada needs better people running for political office. “Redesign the participants, not just the chambers,” Manning said. “Raise the skill and inspirational capacity [of] the people that are visible — particularly candidates for elected office.”…

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Skating at Market Square

Ted Hsu

My family and I took advantage of a sunny afternoon in Kingston to join skaters at Market Square. Photo Credit: Guillaume Nolet

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

Ted Hsu

Last week, the Harper government said that it will be raising the liability cap for offshore oil drilling. This is the maximum amount that a company drilling offshore need be liable for in an accident. (they could be liable for…

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

Ted Hsu

Yesterday, Democratic Reform Minister Tim Uppal announced that the Harper government would be asking the Supreme Court to opine on the constitutionality of the government’s plan (bill C-7) for unilateral reform of how Senators are chosen, and to limit their…

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