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CKWS-TV changing affiliation from CBC to CTV: results of my own investigation

On May 20th, CKWS-TV in Kingston announced that on August 31st, 2015 it would be ending its 60 year affiliation with CBC and switching to CTV. The CORUS-owned CKWS is the only broadcaster providing CBC programming over-the-air in the Kingston … Continue reading






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No compromise on the census

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 … Continue reading






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My Farewell Speech in the House of Commons

  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, … Continue reading






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Over $40 Million Federal Dollars coming into the riding

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 … Continue reading






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Conservative Government’s “lapsed funding” hurts Kingston youth and disabled seeking employment

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 … Continue reading






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Unmuzzle Science

Mr. Harper and his Conservative government’s approach to science and scientists is deeply troubling. His policy of “muzzling science” has had a significant impact for Canada and Canadian research. The government’s science partisan-designed communications policy for members of the civil … Continue reading






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Basic Research Funding Left Behind in 2015 Budget

Great Story About Curiosity-Driven Research A wonderful article in the April 23, 2015, Kingston Whig-Standard about a young scientist from Kingston, now studying at Caltech, is a nice description of how curiosity-driven research works. He discovered that cheap and abundant … Continue reading






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Conservative Sci-Tech and R&D funding claims don’t hold up

The Conservative government often claims to have spent $11 billion in new investments in science and technology since taking office in 2006. This is the standard answer when the government is pressured about muzzling scientists, closing important research facilities or … Continue reading






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Budget 2015: delayed by the drop in oil prices, so let’s examine oil prices!

Finance Minister Joe Oliver delayed the 2015 budget for two months until April 2015 because of the sharp drop in world oil prices. Every $1 decrease in oil price means $150 million in revenue lost to the federal government. So you’d … Continue reading






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