Posts Tagged "in defence of science"

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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Conservative Sci-Tech and R&D funding claims don't hold up

Ted Hsu

The Conservative government often claims to have spent $11 billion in new investments in science and technology since taking office in 2006. This is the standard answer when the government is pressured about muzzling scientists, closing important research facilities or…

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Canada can be a global innovation leader

Ted Hsu

This article was originally published December 1, 2014 in the Hill Times. International collaboration is critical to the advancement of science, and this article found that studies featuring international collaboration in their research were more likely to be published in…

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Tom Mulcair misrepresents my Bill C-626

Ted Hsu

Tom Mulcair, leader of the NDP, should have let the NDP critics, MP Kennedy Stewart and MP Lauren Liu, handle the response to my private member’s bill. Since I first started working on my Bill C-626, to bring back the mandatory…

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We must unmuzzle scientists

Ted Hsu

I’ve been concerned with the muzzling of scientists since I first became a Member of Parliament. I’ve been pleased to speak at rallies, write opinion pieces and advocate for science and science funding as the Liberal Party’s critic for science…

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Science Infrastructure Needs Operational Funding: The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

Ted Hsu

UPDATE:I had a chance to  rise in the House and ask the Minister of Industry to provide this important operational funding:   Science requires an investment in infrastructure to build research facilities, but it also requires ongoing operational funding for those…

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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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MP Ted Hsu — In Defence of Science

Ted Hsu

Liberals believe that science works better than slogans. Liberals believe that science is powerful because it welcomes criticism. Liberals believe that Canada needs the honest accounting that comes from science, so we can make smart decisions, and compete in the…

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