Posts Tagged "House of Commons"

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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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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Mr. Harper, Release the election “rule book” for ministers before you drop the writ

Ted Hsu

UPDATE August 4, 2015 For a comparison of the new, public and old, non-public document, see this blog post and for another perspective today, see this blog by Michael Geist UPDATE: August 3, 2015 The Privy Council Office has just made…

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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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Til the Cows Come Home

Ted Hsu

A few months ago I had a special opportunity to present a policy platform proposal to the Liberal caucus. As much as I would have liked to offer something on energy and climate change, science and technology or higher education, I chose to…

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Basic Research Funding Left Behind in 2015 Budget

Ted Hsu

Great Story About Curiosity-Driven Research A wonderful article in the April 23, 2015, Kingston Whig-Standard about a young scientist from Kingston, now studying at Caltech, is a nice description of how curiosity-driven research works. He discovered that cheap and abundant…

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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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Using the long-form census to reduce emergency room crowding helps you!

Ted Hsu

Understanding the link between postal codes and emergency room visits – a need for the long form census Given universal access to healthcare, we would expect the frequency of use of emergency room services to be relatively uniform. However, this…

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Census information is not available elsewhere for genealogists

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. Reverend Peter…

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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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