Posts Tagged "“Conservative government”"

Real Access to Information for Canadians

Ted Hsu

Over the past month, the Liberal Party has introduced a wide range of policies that will change the way Parliament works, and the way it will serve Canadians. The Real Change plan ensures fairness for the middle class through tax…

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No compromise on the census

Ted Hsu

Update: June 25, 2015, very welcome support from The National Post! This weekend, Canadian Press reported that the Conservative government has opted against adding any new questions to the mandatory short-form census in 2016. This is disappointing for Canada. I’ve…

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Unmuzzle Science

Ted Hsu

Mr. Harper and his Conservative government’s approach to science and scientists is deeply troubling. His policy of “muzzling science” has had a significant impact for Canada and Canadian research. The government’s science partisan-designed communications policy for members of the civil…

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Taxing mental health care is a step in the wrong direction

Ted Hsu

Many of you have written to me concerning the changes to sales tax exemptions for health services in the 2013 Conservative Budget. These changes meant that psychological assessments, reports and examinations are no longer exempt from federal sales tax. From…

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Still debating StatsCan in the House of Commons

Ted Hsu

In early February, the Conservative government voted down my private member’s bill, Bill C-626, which would have reinstated the mandatory long-form census, expanded the authority of the Chief Statistician and replaced the punishment of imprisonment for failing to complete a…

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HOPE: Why we must restore the mandatory long-form census

Ted Hsu

As I work to mobilize support for Bill C-626, my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, I have been asking Canadians how the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has affected their lives and their work. Susan…

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Government refuses to answer questions about closing the EI processing office

Ted Hsu

This fall, I used a written Order Paper Question to ask the government for information about the decision to cut jobs at the Kingston Employment Insurance processing office while they were being increased at North Bay. That office provides an important service for Canadians who…

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Cynthia Levine-Rasky: "Without data, a problem suddenly disappears"

Ted Hsu

As I work to mobilize support for Bill C-626, my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, I have been asking Canadians how the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has affected their lives and their work. Dr….

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My speech on Bill C-626

Ted Hsu

Earlier this month, I had the chance to speak to my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, Bill C-626, during the first hour of debate in the House of Commons.   Et voici mon discours en français:…

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Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Reinstate the long-form census

Ted Hsu

Last week, I sent the following open letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to support my private member’s bill, Bill C-626, which reinstates the mandatory long-form census: Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Reinstate the Long-Form Census…

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