Tag Archives: MP Ted Hsu

Le milieu des affaires sait que nous avons besoin du questionnaire détaillé obligatoire du recensement

La Chambre de commerce du Canada a tenu, la fin de semaine dernière, son assemblée générale annuelle pendant laquelle les diverses Chambres du pays ont adopté une série de résolutions stratégiques, notamment celle où elles demandent au gouvernement de réinstaurer … Continue reading

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We must unmuzzle scientists

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 … Continue reading

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Responding to Refugee Health Care Cuts

Update: The Federal Court has declared these cuts unconstitutional, saying that they constitute “cruel and unusual” treatment. Christie Blatchford denounced the cuts in the National Post, saying that they represent the “deliberate heartlessness… and… boneheaded ineptness” of the Conservative government. I recently had … Continue reading

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Let StatsCan do its job!

It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Conservative government’s decision to do away with the long-form census is significantly affecting our ability to get the data we need. This data helps us intelligently plan our city strategies, our education strategies, our … Continue reading

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New Brunswick Conservative Government wants return of long-form census

Lately I’ve been hearing lots of responses to the termination of the long-form census. Even though the decision to eliminate the mandatory long-form census took place in 2011, stories have been coming out fairly regularly. This makes sense: it takes … Continue reading

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Internal survey: Canadians want long-form census reinstated

  When the Conservative government put an end to the long-form census in 2011, the decision was widely criticized. Canadians understood that there would be serious consequences for significantly reducing data collection, and now we are starting to see the … Continue reading

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Who will be affected by the “Fair” Elections Act?

I recently received an email from a constitutent, copied to me and addressed to the Prime Minister. I’ve asked Elaine if she would be comfortable if I shared her letter in its entirety on my blog. I think it is … Continue reading

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Infrastructure funding falling into an abyss

Next week, on April 1, the 2014 Building Canada Fund will expire. The Harper Conservatives had the opportunity to put forward a plan for long-term, stable funding for municipal infrastructure. This is especially important because infrastructure projects require multi-year planning and substantial funding. … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, #ygk

I use twitter a lot. I’ve found that it’s a great way to communicate with constituents from Ottawa, and it’s really helpful for sparking important discussions with constituents. That said, sometimes twitter can be a bit overwhelming: I follow over … Continue reading

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Is the government silencing debate?

Today is a very confusing day in the House. There are a lot of procedural shenanigans taking place, and I think it’s important to explain them because they show the way the House works (or, sometimes, doesn’t work!). Committees in … Continue reading

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