Category Archive for "Federal News"

VOTING IN THE 2015 FEDERAL ELECTION IS EASY!

Ted Hsu

. Here’s what you need to do: As a result of Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, voters at polling stations need to show: PROOF OF IDENTITY (ID) and PROOF OF ADDRESS   When you go to cast your vote—whether…

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Federal funding to help revitalize the Wolfe Island Community Hall

Ted Hsu

I am very pleased that the Township of Frontenac Islands will be receiving federal funding for a project to restore and modernize the historic Wolfe Island Community Hall. Before the final decision was announced, I  had the opportunity to speak with Minister…

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2015 Public vs. 2008 non-Public Caretaker Government documents – a comparison

Ted Hsu

As you might know, since 2011 I have been calling (motivated by the work of scholars and other experts) on the government to make public the guidelines for the behaviour of the caretaker government, during periods when Parliament is dissolved…

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Mr. Harper, Release the election “rule book” for ministers before you drop the writ

Ted Hsu

UPDATE August 4, 2015 For a comparison of the new, public and old, non-public document, see this blog post and for another perspective today, see this blog by Michael Geist UPDATE: August 3, 2015 The Privy Council Office has just made…

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Real Access to Information for Canadians

Ted Hsu

Over the past month, the Liberal Party has introduced a wide range of policies that will change the way Parliament works, and the way it will serve Canadians. The Real Change plan ensures fairness for the middle class through tax…

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No compromise on the census

Ted Hsu

Update: June 25, 2015, very welcome support from The National Post! This weekend, Canadian Press reported that the Conservative government has opted against adding any new questions to the mandatory short-form census in 2016. This is disappointing for Canada. I’ve…

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My Farewell Speech in the House of Commons

Ted Hsu

  Ted Hsu, MP (Kingston and the Islands, Lib.) : June 10, 2015 Mr. Chair, I am grateful to be allowed to speak tonight on the eve of my departure from the House. Before I leave the House of Commons,…

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Over $40 Million Federal Dollars coming into the riding

Ted Hsu

Over the past two weeks, I was pleased to see the government announce three new infrastructure projects that will benefit our riding of Kingston and the Islands. All together, the projects amount to over $40 million dollars in federal funding…

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Til the Cows Come Home

Ted Hsu

A few months ago I had a special opportunity to present a policy platform proposal to the Liberal caucus. As much as I would have liked to offer something on energy and climate change, science and technology or higher education, I chose to…

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Conservative Government's "lapsed funding" hurts Kingston youth and disabled seeking employment

Ted Hsu

Update, May 2015: After a 7-month delay in service delivery to Kingston’s vulnerable youth, ESDC has confirmed funding for these important KEYS programs. This is very good news, but I remain concerned about the service delivery gaps resulting from lapsed…

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