Posts Tagged "Federal Government"

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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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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An evening with your MP: On rail safety in Kingston and the Islands

Ted Hsu

With the significantly increased transport of petroleum products by rail in recent years, do you have concerns about rail safety for Kingston and the Islands? Come out on Wednesday, March 4th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm to our forum on rail…

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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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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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Auditor General: StatsCan can't get the data we need

Ted Hsu

When the Conservative government cut the long-form census in 2011, we knew that there would be lots of consequences. We use the data collected in lots of ways: the data shapes city planning, school board decisions, public transit lines, and…

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"Fair" Elections Act?

Ted Hsu

I was supposed to give a speech about Bill C-23 in the House of Commons. Unfortunately, the Conservative government put a four day time limit on debate, called “time allocation”. Then the NDP compounded the problem by putting forward a…

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Closing Science Libraries?

Ted Hsu

I’m worried about recent news stories on the closure of science libraries. Last year, the Conservative government decided to “consolidate” the 11 Department of Fisheries and Oceans libraries into only four. The government claims that this is a “modernizing” practice…

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Dropping a Russian flag on the North Pole didn't make it Russian territory and placing a maple leaf there doesn't make it Canadian Territory either

Ted Hsu

Justin Trudeau is on the side of scientists. Update:  July 13, 2014: Here is another reason to do basic science research, to understand the country we live in, so that we’re not lacking crucial information needed to hold our own…

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