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Guest Post: Empowering Canadians through Fibre Optics: A Broadband Everywhere Project

I think that investing in Canadian infrastructure will be an important issue in the 2015 election. We often think about roads, bridges, or buildings. But broadband internet infrastructure is important too, and here in Canada we are not world leaders…Ted … Continue reading

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Worried about your privacy and the census?

Alternatives to the long-form census may be more intrusive   Does the idea of having to answer a questionnaire — about where you live, what kind of place you live in, what work you do, what your level of education … Continue reading

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Response to letters on Canada’s combat mission in Iraq

Thank you to all the constituents who wrote to me to express your thoughts on the Conservative Government’s motion in the House of Commons regarding air strikes against ISIL in Iraq. I received about 300 personally written letters and I … Continue reading

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Can Scientists Speak?

Today, Evidence for Democracy released Can Scientists Speak?, a report evaluating communication policies for federal government scientists. This is an important report.   I’ve tried to understand and assess the government’s communications policies for scientists. I’ve used Order Paper Questions to ask the government … Continue reading

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Business community knows we need a mandatory long-form census

Last weekend, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce held their Annual General Meeting. At the meeting Chambers from across the country passed a series of policy resolutions, including one calling on the government to reinstate the mandatory long-form census. The Canadian … Continue reading

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We need a multi-decade, sustained effort to move country in right direction

Politicians rarely think on those time scales, too often developing four-year policies that align with election dates. To survive changes in the government of the day, a comprehensive industrial strategy needs broad support across party lines and regional divides. This … Continue reading

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Our tourism economy depends on efficient border control policies

On November 19, 2013, I asked the following question at the House of Commons Finance Committee: “U.S. tourists are very important for my riding of Kingston and the Islands… I have heard from one person who had a DUI conviction … Continue reading

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Working with experts to make my private member’s bill even stronger

On Private Member’s Bills: A Minister can introduce legislation whenever he or she chooses. As an MP , I have only one chance between general elections to put forward a bill. At the beginning of each parliament, there is a lottery, and each MP (except … Continue reading

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MP Ted Hsu tables amendments to his bill to protect Statistics Canada

Bill C-626 shields Statistics Canada from political interference and protects the quality of national data September 23, 2014 OTTAWA – After feedback from a wide range of experts and stakeholders, Liberal MP Ted Hsu yesterday tabled amendments to his private … Continue reading

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Checking if there are enough staff helping soldiers with mental health injuries

When a Canadian Forces member suffers serious illness or injuries, they are posted to a unit called the Joint Personnel Support Unit and assigned to be at an Integrated Personnel Support Centre (IPSC) in order to be treated, receive support, … Continue reading

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