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Canada can be a global innovation leader

This article was originally published December 1, 2014 in the Hill Times. International collaboration is critical to the advancement of science, and this article found that studies featuring international collaboration in their research were more likely to be published in … Continue reading

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APHEO: “Good governance requires good information”

As I work to mobilize support for Bill C-626, my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, I have been asking Canadians how the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has affected their lives and their work. Cameron … Continue reading

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MP Ted Hsu calls on federal government to protect Kingston jobs

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release MP Ted Hsu calls on federal government to protect Kingston jobs December 9, 2014 OTTAWA – Liberal MP Ted Hsu called on the Conservative government to maintain Kingston’s Employment Insurance (EI) processing site in light … Continue reading

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Government refuses to answer questions about closing the EI processing office

This fall, I used a written Order Paper Question to ask the government for information about the decision to cut jobs at the Kingston Employment Insurance processing office while they were being increased at North Bay. That office provides an important service for Canadians who … Continue reading

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Veterans and mental health care – a guest post

Today’s guest post has some personal reflections by a mental health professional who treats veterans with PTSD here in Kingston and the Islands and knows the life, family, and community context in which this doctor and his/her clients work. After … Continue reading

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Cynthia Levine-Rasky: “Without data, a problem suddenly disappears”

As I work to mobilize support for Bill C-626, my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, I have been asking Canadians how the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has affected their lives and their work. Dr. … Continue reading

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Tom Mulcair misrepresents my Bill C-626

Tom Mulcair, leader of the NDP, should have let the NDP critics, MP Kennedy Stewart and MP Lauren Liu, handle the response to my private member’s bill. Since I first started working on my Bill C-626, to bring back the mandatory … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Are Too Many Youth Going to University?

This blog is a guest post by Al T.O. Trent. Does Canada’s economy have the right number of people going into the skilled trades, colleges and polytechnics, or universities? Are students and their families getting the information they need about labour … Continue reading

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My speech on Bill C-626

Earlier this month, I had the chance to speak to my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, Bill C-626, during the first hour of debate in the House of Commons.   Et voici mon discours en français: … Continue reading

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Canadian Public Health Association supports Bill C-626

The Canadian Public Health Association recognizes that the reduced response rate of the National Household Survey, compared to the mandatory long-form census, “calls into question the validity of the data.” The organization knows that this will “affect public health decision-making … Continue reading

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