Archive for September, 2013

Kingston Penitentiary to close its doors after 178 years

Ted Hsu

On Monday, September 30, 2013, Kingston Penitentiary will close its doors after 178 years of operation.  I have already written about the problems arising from this unexpected closure and I have questioned the Conservative Party’s claims on the costs and…

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Standing up for Science and Academic Freedoms

Ted Hsu

Last week, I was honoured to speak at the Stand Up for Science rally in Kingston, as well as to debate the subject of freedom of speech for government scientists with my Parliamentary colleagues on Power and Politics. I am…

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Canadians detained in Egypt

Ted Hsu

I know that many Canadians and Kingstonians are concerned about Tarek Loubani and John Greyson, two Canadians who have been detained in Egypt without formal charges since August 16. It doesn’t look like Dr. Loubani and Mr. Greyson were directly…

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Ribfest & Craft Beer Show

Ted Hsu

Ted enjoyed participating in a new event for Kingston: the Ribfest & Craft Beer Show where he was invited to judge in the BBQ ribs and chicken competition.

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Conservatives agree to freeze EI premiums

Ted Hsu

Today, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is announcing a three year freeze on increases in Employment Insurance premiums for both employers and employees. These premiums have been increasing yearly and I and the Liberal Party have been calling for just what…

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Reading for Labour Day – from Liberal leader in the Senate, Senator Jim Cowan

Ted Hsu

On Labour Day 2013, I’d like to post the record from Hansard, April 16, 2013, a record of the speech by my colleague, Liberal Senate Leader, Senator Jim Cowan of Nova Scotia. Senator Cowan rose to speak to Bill C-377,…

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