Archive for February, 2014

Supporting a Principle: Why I voted against Bill C-504, the Support for Volunteer Firefighters Act

Ted Hsu

Let me begin by saluting the hard work and sacrifices which are made by the volunteer firefighters who protect residents in Kingston and the Islands. Their service and contribution to our community is well appreciated by all. Bill C-504, a…

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Environmental Charities Threatened by Government

Ted Hsu

The Harper government is again showing that it will let nothing — including Canada’s democratic traditions — stand in the way of its headlong pursuit of an economy based on fossil fuel extraction with little regard for sustainability. Some of…

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"Fair" Elections Act?

Ted Hsu

I was supposed to give a speech about Bill C-23 in the House of Commons. Unfortunately, the Conservative government put a four day time limit on debate, called “time allocation”. Then the NDP compounded the problem by putting forward a…

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Propane Shortage not my Problem: federal Minister of Natural Resources

Ted Hsu

Update: Here is an article from the New York Times about the U.S. situation: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/08/us/as-propane-prices-rise-worries-grow-for-millions-of-americans.html Permalink: http://nyti.ms/1g2SiwO Three things we could do to prepare for the next time this happens: 1) Local Storage: one person I know owns a large…

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Science Infrastructure Needs Operational Funding: The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

Ted Hsu

UPDATE:I had a chance to  rise in the House and ask the Minister of Industry to provide this important operational funding:   Science requires an investment in infrastructure to build research facilities, but it also requires ongoing operational funding for those…

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