Posts Tagged "liberal party"

Parliamentary procedure serving Canadians: Liberal-Green cooperation in the House

Ted Hsu

Why is the Liberal Party working with the Green Party on amendments to delay by a few hours the copyright bill C-11 and the refugee and immigration bill C-31? On Tuesday night in the House of Commons we voted on…

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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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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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Toronto Region Board of Trade endorses C-626

Ted Hsu

I am pleased to receive the support of the Toronto Region Board of Trade for Bill C-626, which reinstates the mandatory long-form census. The Board of Trade clearly explains why census data is critically important to enhancing economic prosperity and…

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Prison Farms Third Anniversary

Ted Hsu

August 2013 marked the three year anniversary of the closing of Prison Farms and I attended a vigil to commemorate the day and reiterate the intention of a future Liberal government to reinstate the prison farms.      

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Electing House of Commons committee chairs instead of letting Party leaders have the power to appoint and dismiss them

Ted Hsu

I am pleased to have been the first MP to become a seconder of motion M-431 (see below). This motion proposes to have chairs of House of Commons committees be elected by a preferential ballot in the whole House, instead…

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Better quality politicians?

Ted Hsu

Preston Manning recently said that Canada needs better people running for political office. “Redesign the participants, not just the chambers,” Manning said. “Raise the skill and inspirational capacity [of] the people that are visible — particularly candidates for elected office.”…

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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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Idle No More

Ted Hsu

Aboriginal Canadians do not share fully in Canada’s prosperity. That is clear from the poverty and powerlessness that has been there for us to see, and the broken promises we know from our history. But what is the source of…

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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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