Archive for March, 2014

Infrastructure funding falling into an abyss

Ted Hsu

Next week, on April 1, the 2014 Building Canada Fund will expire. The Harper Conservatives had the opportunity to put forward a plan for long-term, stable funding for municipal infrastructure. This is especially important because infrastructure projects require multi-year planning and substantial funding….

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Happy Anniversary, #ygk

Ted Hsu

I use twitter a lot. I’ve found that it’s a great way to communicate with constituents from Ottawa, and it’s really helpful for sparking important discussions with constituents. That said, sometimes twitter can be a bit overwhelming: I follow over…

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Is the government silencing debate?

Ted Hsu

Today is a very confusing day in the House. There are a lot of procedural shenanigans taking place, and I think it’s important to explain them because they show the way the House works (or, sometimes, doesn’t work!). Committees in…

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My Bill C-578: Completed apprenticeships are crucial for a skilled workforce

Ted Hsu

Yesterday I introduced my new bill, Bill C-578, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period for apprentices). The intention behind the bill is simple: I want to make it easier for apprentices to finish their…

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I am going to go without refined sugar in March

Ted Hsu

The World Health Organization has just published a draft guideline with the suggestion that not more than 5% of one’s calories come from sugars, as compared to the more conservative “recommendation” that not more then 10% of calories come from…

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Cultivating the Economic Benefits from Canadian Discovery Research

Ted Hsu

Update [January 2015]: I understand that the Board of Green Centre has now moved its business model more towards a fee for service model for industry, and moved away from the more risky long-term nurturing of early stage commercialization of…

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Promoting Kingston Tourism

Ted Hsu

Travel and tourism are critical to the Kingston and the Islands economy and youth employment. I was pleased to speak at a recent event in Kingston hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) and the Canadian Tourism Commission…

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