Category Archive for "MP"

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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Letter to local media across Canada

Ted Hsu

Restoring the long-form census will save money, boost the economy and improve our quality of life   Dear editor,   Eliminating the long form census was a costly mistake and it’s high time Parliament fix it and restore it by…

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Long-form census and healthy cities

Ted Hsu

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was…

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

Ted Hsu

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…

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Conservatives Decrease Funding for Pesticide Regulation and Safety

Ted Hsu

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…

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

Ted Hsu

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…

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

Ted Hsu

  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…

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In Sir John A.’s Footsteps

Ted Hsu

Recently I was the guest host of Salon Theatre’s production of “In Sir John A.’s Footsteps” which takes place outdoors around Kingston City Hall. I heartily encourage you to bring a group and enjoy one of their shows this summer. At 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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Federal funding to help revitalize the Wolfe Island Community Hall

Ted Hsu

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…

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