Archive for April, 2013

Updated statement on high school closures in Kingston

Ted Hsu

Community members have asked me again, as the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, to weigh in on the possible closure of KCVI, LCVI or QECVI. I understand that a decision from the Limestone District School Board is…

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Why Liberals and Greens voted against the NDP climate change motion

Ted Hsu

On April 29, 2013, we voted on the following NDP opposition day motion which was debated the previous Thursday: Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — That this House: (a) agree with many Canadians and the International Energy Agency that there is grave…

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Questioning Natural Resources Minister and staff on 2013-14 spending

Ted Hsu

I recently had the opportunity as the Liberal member of the Natural Resources Committee, to question Minister Joe Oliver and Ministry staff on their spending plans. Here are some videos of that session: Minister Joe Oliver Ministry Officials    

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Liberal position on NDP motion regarding Canada-China FIPA

Ted Hsu

Update: have a look at this article published September 17, 2014 http://www.macleans.ca/economy/economicanalysis/dont-fear-the-fipa/ The NDP Opposition Day motion of Thursday, April 18, is worded as follows: “That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the…

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

Ted Hsu

I am pleased to have been the first MP to become a seconder of motion M-431 (see below). This motion proposes to have chairs of House of Commons committees be elected by a preferential ballot in the whole House, instead…

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