Category Archive for "General"

What will the majority government do to Old Age Security?

Ted Hsu

Today in the House we are debating an Opposition Day motion on protecting Old Age Security and reducing poverty amongst seniors. There are two issues that I want to mention today. First of all, it’s trust. Mr. Harper made an…

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Petition your government!

Ted Hsu

Create and circulate a petition that your MP will table and speak to in the House of Commons. Your statement goes on the official record, receives a response from the Government, and you get to explain your issue as you collect signatures…

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Electro-Motive is in London, Ontario, but next time it could be us

Ted Hsu

I call on the Conservative federal government to try to help the more than 400 workers in London, Ontario, who risk the loss of their jobs unless they agree to give up more than half of their salary. Electro-Motive Canada,…

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Let government scientists speak freely about their research

Ted Hsu

In December 2011, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration handed down an administrative order allowing its scientists to speak freely – to speak freely with the media and the public – even speak freely about policy implications of their…

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Protect Canadians from Drug Shortages

Ted Hsu

The following was published as a Letter to the Editor, in the Kingston Whig Standard, January 14, 2012 Kudos to the Whig-Standard for its front-page story on Jan. 5 (“Shortage of drugs ‘huge problem’ “). The current shortage has affected…

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Pay for More Politicians?

Ted Hsu

The following was published as a letter to the Kingston Whig Standard in November, 2011 The Conservative government, with its Bill C-20, wants to add 30 MPs to the House of Commons, in response to higher population growth in Ontario, British…

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Liberal Sean Casey Wins Victory for Vets

Ted Hsu

My seatmate and new Liberal MP Sean Casey of Charlottetown won a small victory for veterans today by passing a motion to have the veterans committee focus on the impact of cuts on services to veterans. Normally the Conservatives automatically…

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Conservative Government Killing Parliamentary Debate

Ted Hsu

This Letter to the Editor was originally published in the Whig Standard, September 30, 2011 Silencing debate disappoints MP I, and most new members of Parliament, will not be able to address the many issues contained in the Omnibus Crime…

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The "Ethical Oil" Argument is Bogus

Ted Hsu

At least three times during question period yesterday I heard Conservative ministers or parliamentary secretaries refer to oil sands as “ethical oil”, the implication being that it is preferable to buy oil from the oil sands because Canada is the…

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