Category Archive for "Kingston News"

Statement on the closure of Kingston Penitentiary

Ted Hsu

The unexpected closure of Kingston Penitentiary was announced today. I’m worried about the 400 staff and their families whose jobs will be affected and whose lives may be disrupted. Details have been trickling in. The closure will be phased in…

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Discuss the 2012 federal budget!

Ted Hsu

Thursday at 4 pm, you can watch along with Members of Parliament as Conservative finance minister Jim Flaherty unveils his 2012 budget.  To watch online, go to cpac.ca I have been working hard to prepare for this budget. Like many…

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Why is this Conservative government against free speech for our tax-supported scientists?

Ted Hsu

First published in Kingston This Week and EMC, March 2012 Finding cures for deadly diseases, understanding weather patterns, protecting our rivers and lakes, slowing the pace of climate change — it all starts with science. Long before I was an…

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The LOCAL View with Ted Hsu: Sustainable Cement

Ted Hsu

Tuesdays at 6pm and Wednesdays at 12:30 catch The LOCAL View with Ted Hsu. This month’s episode is about Cement 2020, a Lafarge initiative to find fuel solutions for making cement. The show also highlights local green initiatives by Burt’s…

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Do you have a story about robo-calls or voter harassment during the 2011 election?

Ted Hsu

          I invite you to contact the Office of the Commissioner of Canada Elections. As outlined in the Canada Elections Act, complaints pertaining to irregularities, fraud, or corrupt or illegal practices that affected the result of…

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GreenCentre: a home-grown model for unlocking the value of Canadian basic research

Ted Hsu

The following was published in the February 27, 2012 issue of The Hill Times: Canada faces an urgent challenge to increase the productivity of its workforce in the face of demographic shifts, budgetary pressures, and international competition. One weak link is…

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Homeowners, local businesses, environment – all losers under this Conservative government

Ted Hsu

Published first in EMC and Kingston This Week, February 2012 The Conservative government has once again brought the Eco- ENERGY Retrofit program to a sudden halt. This popular program — which offered homeowners grants of up to $5,000 to make…

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Affected by the Conservatives' changes to Old Age Security: Municipal property tax programs for seniors

Ted Hsu

I’m about to pay my City of Kingston 2012 interim property tax bill and noticed three programs to help low income seniors manage their property tax bills — the Seniors Property Tax Grant Program, Tax Deferral Program, and Tax Increase…

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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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