Category Archive for "Federal News"

Let government scientists speak freely about their research

Ted Hsu

In December 2011, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handed down an administrative order allowing its scientists to speak freely – to speak freely with the media and the public – even speak freely about policy implications of their…

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Protect Canadians from Drug Shortages

Ted Hsu

The following was published as a Letter to the Editor, in the Kingston Whig Standard, January 14, 2012 Kudos to the Whig-Standard for its front-page story on Jan. 5 (“Shortage of drugs ‘huge problem’ “). The current shortage has affected…

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Pay for More Politicians?

Ted Hsu

The following was published as a letter to the Kingston Whig Standard in November, 2011 The Conservative government, with its Bill C-20, wants to add 30 MPs to the House of Commons, in response to higher population growth in Ontario, British…

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Liberal Sean Casey Wins Victory for Vets

Ted Hsu

My seatmate and new Liberal MP Sean Casey of Charlottetown won a small victory for veterans today by passing a motion to have the veterans committee focus on the impact of cuts on services to veterans. Normally the Conservatives automatically…

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Conservative Government Killing Parliamentary Debate

Ted Hsu

This Letter to the Editor was originally published in the Whig Standard, September 30, 2011 Silencing debate disappoints MP I, and most new members of Parliament, will not be able to address the many issues contained in the Omnibus Crime…

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The "Ethical Oil" Argument is Bogus

Ted Hsu

At least three times during question period yesterday I heard Conservative ministers or parliamentary secretaries refer to oil sands as “ethical oil”, the implication being that it is preferable to buy oil from the oil sands because Canada is the…

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