Category Archive for "Kingston News"

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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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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Congratulations to Art McDonald and Canada's Solar Neutrino Observatory

Ted Hsu

With only a few days left as MP for Kingston and the Islands, I would like to recognize today a scientist in my riding of Kingston and the Islands, a former colleague and great Canadian who has been awarded the…

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VOTING IN THE 2015 FEDERAL ELECTION IS EASY!

Ted Hsu

. Here’s what you need to do: As a result of Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, voters at polling stations need to show: PROOF OF IDENTITY (ID) and PROOF OF ADDRESS   When you go to cast your vote—whether…

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

Ted Hsu

  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…

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

Ted Hsu

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…

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Over $40 Million Federal Dollars coming into the riding

Ted Hsu

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…

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Til the Cows Come Home

Ted Hsu

A few months ago I had a special opportunity to present a policy platform proposal to the Liberal caucus. As much as I would have liked to offer something on energy and climate change, science and technology or higher education, I chose to…

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Conservative Government's "lapsed funding" hurts Kingston youth and disabled seeking employment

Ted Hsu

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…

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Rail Safety Town Hall Report

Ted Hsu

The number of railroad cars carrying crude oil through Kingston has increased immensely in the last few years. Because rail and the transportation of dangerous goods are federally regulated, I invited experts to talk with the community at a town…

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