Archive for May, 2013

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CIDA Funding for Queen's Research

Ted Hsu

On May 10th I attended  a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funding announcement for Queen’s University research as part of the Access to Health and Education for all Children and Youth with Disabilities (AHEAD) project. The funding will improve access to health care, education…

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My Response: Free the CBC of Political Interference

Ted Hsu

Over the past few weeks, hundreds of constituents have written me emails and signed online petitions to show their support for the CBC. Here is what I have been saying to them about Bill C-60 and the need to keep the…

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Conservative governments will attack even the mention of the environmental assessment of a pipeline

Ted Hsu

Last week in Atlantic Canada (May 23, 2013), the CBC asked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau about the proposed Trans-Canada Energy East west-east pipeline project, and he responded, “I think it is a proposal that is extremely interesting. We are waiting…

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Science Rendezvous Contest Winner!

Ted Hsu

Science Rendezvous On Saturday, May 11th Kingston joined thirty other Canadian cities by holding a Science Rendezvous event at the K-Rock Centre. Science Rendezvous is an event to connect the public with science in the laboratory and everywhere else. The showcase is aimed…

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2013Apr7-SustainableTransportationFEATURE

Sustainable Transportation – Queens

Ted Hsu

I had the opporunitity to speak to Urban Planning students at Queen’s University and interested community stakeholders, responding to student presentations on how to improve Via Rail. Students talked about high speed rail, improving the local Via station, and marketing Via Rail to students amongst…

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House debate sparks experts to expose faulty government arguments on ELA

Ted Hsu

There was an excellent example recently of how true debate in the House of Commons should provide a fertile ground for the public to engage in and contribute to improved governance. The Society of Canadian Limnologists (scientists who study bodies…

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Rideau Canal and Budget 2013 – an update

Ted Hsu

Background Funding cuts for the operation of the Rideau Canal were announced by Parks Canada in 2012. But the Rideau canal is a crucial piece of infrastructure for the Eastern Ontario tourism economy. Following an outcry, the cutbacks were scaled…

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

Ted Hsu

I am often asked, “Are you frustrated by the non-answers you sometimes get in Question Period?” Well, it turns out that there is actually a time, 30 minutes each day, when MPs can quiz the government for a longer period…

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Council on Aging

Ted Hsu

Thanks to the Frontenac-Kingston Council on Aging for inviting me to their Open House. the Council on Aging office is located at 230 Brock Street. One important issue for the Council, which has come up in the House of Commons,…

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