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Why does Bill C-626 change how the Chief Statistician is selected?

Bill C-626 gives new responsibilities to the Chief Statistician so that the work of Statistics Canada is not unduly subject to the political imperatives of the day. In describing the duties of the Chief Statistician, Bill C-626 removes the phrase “under the direction of … Continue reading

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My statement on shootings in our nation’s capital

Many constituents have reached out to me following the terrible events that took place in Ottawa on Wednesday. I wish to share the following response: *** My family and I are very grateful for the outpouring of support – emails, … Continue reading

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Inquiets de la protection de vos renseignements personnels inscrits dans le recensement?

Les substituts au questionnaire détaillé du recensement pourraient s’avérer encore plus invasifs Êtes-vous agacé à l’idée de devoir répondre à un questionnaire sur votre lieu de résidence, votre travail, votre niveau de scolarité, votre échelle de revenu? Considérez-vous ces questions … Continue reading

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Le milieu des affaires sait que nous avons besoin du questionnaire détaillé obligatoire du recensement

La Chambre de commerce du Canada a tenu, la fin de semaine dernière, son assemblée générale annuelle pendant laquelle les diverses Chambres du pays ont adopté une série de résolutions stratégiques, notamment celle où elles demandent au gouvernement de réinstaurer … Continue reading

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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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