Category Archive for "General"

Parliamentary procedure serving Canadians: Liberal-Green cooperation in the House

Ted Hsu

Why is the Liberal Party working with the Green Party on amendments to delay by a few hours the copyright bill C-11 and the refugee and immigration bill C-31? On Tuesday night in the House of Commons we voted on…

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Summer visit to Queen's University Biological Station

Ted Hsu
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An unexpected difference in voting between the NDP and Liberals: re-naming a national park

Ted Hsu

Private Member’s Bill C-370 proposes to rename St. Lawrence Islands National Park to Thousand Islands National Park. The rationale for this is that Thousand Islands is a much more recognized international brand which would attract more tourism business to the…

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Auditor General finds StatsCan

Ted Hsu
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Too much manufactured indignation in the House of Commons

Ted Hsu

Manufactured indignation takes away from the authenticity and honest clash of ideas and arguments that should be the purpose of debate in Parliament. Here is the worst example I’ve personally witnessed of how certain MPs are all too ready to score a political point by…

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Some thoughts on the recent sex work legislation

Ted Hsu

Prostitution itself has been legal in Canada since the criminal code came into force in 1892. But certain activities around prostitution have been illegal. Regardless of Canadians’ moral views on prostitution, the Supreme Court’s recent instruction to Parliament in its…

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Dear Mr. Harper, Please support my Bill C-562.

Ted Hsu

Dear Mr. Harper, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” You said those words, and I could not agree more. In May 2014, you committed Canada to spend $3.5 billion over five years, starting in 2015, to improve the health of…

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Conservatives closed the prison farms, got it all wrong about the skills deficit in the economy

Ted Hsu

When the Prison Farms were closed in 2010, the Conservative government’s rationale was written down in a letter from Public Safety Minister, Vic Toews, to the House of Commons committee on Public Safety and National Security CSC has been gradually phasing…

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Letter to local media across Canada

Ted Hsu

Restoring the long-form census will save money, boost the economy and improve our quality of life   Dear editor,   Eliminating the long form census was a costly mistake and it’s high time Parliament fix it and restore it by…

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Long-form census and healthy cities

Ted Hsu

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was…

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