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Lifelong pension option for injured veterans instead of lump sum payments: reduces risk

Throughout the last Parliament, my Liberal Party colleagues and I have been advocating for the proper treatment of veterans, who have put themselves in harm’s way in the service of Canada. This is now continued with the Liberal Party’s promises … Continue reading






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Conservatives Decrease Funding for Pesticide Regulation and Safety

The issue of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been shown to adversely affect bees and other pollinators essential to agriculture and the ecosystem, has been in the forefront in recent years. It is an economic issue and an environmental issue. Many … Continue reading






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Energy Retrofits: Instead of the Conservative plan to renovate million dollar homes, we could make old homes more affordable

Prime Minister Harper recently made an election promise to establish a home renovation tax credit. It has been rightly criticized for spending lots of money on people who are already well housed without government help. People who own million dollar … Continue reading






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Why did Stephen Harper choose to keep the jail term for not filling out the census?

  Contrary to their election promise in 2011, Stephen Harper’s government chose to keep the threat of jail time for not filling out the census. “Our government committed to removing the jail-time penalties for Canadians who refused to participate in … Continue reading






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Federal funding to help revitalize the Wolfe Island Community Hall

I am very pleased that the Township of Frontenac Islands will be receiving federal funding for a project to restore and modernize the historic Wolfe Island Community Hall. Before the final decision was announced, I  had the opportunity to speak with Minister … Continue reading






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MP Ted Hsu’s Constituency Office to close on October 9, 2015

  MP Ted Hsu’s constituency office at 14-303 Bagot Street in Kingston will officially close on Friday, October 9. REGARDING PASSPORTS – Constituents may continue to submit their passport applications with us until Friday, October 2. After this date, we encourage you to utilize the passport … Continue reading






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2015 Public vs. 2008 non-Public Caretaker Government documents – a comparison

As you might know, since 2011 I have been calling (motivated by the work of scholars and other experts) on the government to make public the guidelines for the behaviour of the caretaker government, during periods when Parliament is dissolved … Continue reading






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Real Access to Information for Canadians

Over the past month, the Liberal Party has introduced a wide range of policies that will change the way Parliament works, and the way it will serve Canadians. The Real Change plan ensures fairness for the middle class through tax … Continue reading






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

UPDATE – JUNE 30 2015 On June 29 2015, I received a response from the Executive Director of Regulatory Affairs for the CBC which provided some important insight into the Corus (CKWS) and CBC disaffiliation. You can read the full … 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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