Posts Tagged "Bill C-562"

Dear Mr. Harper, Please support my Bill C-562.

Ted Hsu

Dear Mr. Harper, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” You said those words, and I could not agree more. In May 2014, you committed Canada to spend $3.5 billion over five years, starting in 2015, to improve the health of…

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Daycares need good data

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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Eliminating the long-form census means local politicians know less about all the people they’re supposed to be working for

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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Business community knows we need a mandatory long-form census

Ted Hsu

Last weekend, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce held their Annual General Meeting. At the meeting Chambers from across the country passed a series of policy resolutions, including one calling on the government to reinstate the mandatory long-form census. The Canadian…

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Working with experts to make my private member's bill even stronger

Ted Hsu

On Private Member’s Bills: A Minister can introduce legislation whenever he or she chooses. As an MP , I have only one chance between general elections to put forward a bill. At the beginning of each parliament, there is a lottery, and each MP (except…

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MP Ted Hsu tables amendments to his bill to protect Statistics Canada

Ted Hsu

Bill C-626 shields Statistics Canada from political interference and protects the quality of national data September 23, 2014 OTTAWA – After feedback from a wide range of experts and stakeholders, Liberal MP Ted Hsu yesterday tabled amendments to his private…

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Ted Hsu

As an MP, one of my main responsibilities is holding the government to account. Ministers give instructions to their departments, and public servants follow these instructions. I may criticize Ministers when I have good reason to believe they could be…

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Let StatsCan do its job!

Ted Hsu

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Conservative government’s decision to do away with the long-form census is significantly affecting our ability to get the data we need. This data helps us intelligently plan our city strategies, our education strategies, our…

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New Brunswick Conservative Government wants return of long-form census

Ted Hsu

Lately I’ve been hearing lots of responses to the termination of the long-form census. Even though the decision to eliminate the mandatory long-form census took place in 2011, stories have been coming out fairly regularly. This makes sense: it takes…

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Internal survey: Canadians want long-form census reinstated

Ted Hsu

  When the Conservative government put an end to the long-form census in 2011, the decision was widely criticized. Canadians understood that there would be serious consequences for significantly reducing data collection, and now we are starting to see the…

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