Posts Tagged "Joe Oliver"

Budget 2015: delayed by the drop in oil prices, so let's examine oil prices!

Ted Hsu

Finance Minister Joe Oliver delayed the 2015 budget for two months until April 2015 because of the sharp drop in world oil prices. Every $1 decrease in oil price means $150 million in revenue lost to the federal government. So you’d…

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Conservative governments will attack even the mention of the environmental assessment of a pipeline

Ted Hsu

Last week in Atlantic Canada (May 23, 2013), the CBC asked Liberal leader Justin Trudeau about the proposed Trans-Canada Energy East west-east pipeline project, and he responded, “I think it is a proposal that is extremely interesting. We are waiting…

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Questioning Natural Resources Minister and staff on 2013-14 spending

Ted Hsu

I recently had the opportunity as the Liberal member of the Natural Resources Committee, to question Minister Joe Oliver and Ministry staff on their spending plans. Here are some videos of that session: Minister Joe Oliver Ministry Officials    

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Committing to the polluter-pay principle – I applaud Minister Joe Oliver.

Ted Hsu

Last week, the Harper government said that it will be raising the liability cap for offshore oil drilling. This is the maximum amount that a company drilling offshore need be liable for in an accident. (they could be liable for…

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Statement on becoming the Natural Resources critic for the Liberal Party

Ted Hsu

I am honoured to be asked by interim Liberal leader Bob Rae to take on the role of Natural Resources critic for the Liberal Party until the new leader is chosen in April. Pipelines, oil and gas, and climate change…

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