Posts Tagged "MP Ted Hsu"

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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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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Rail Safety Town Hall Report

Ted Hsu

The number of railroad cars carrying crude oil through Kingston has increased immensely in the last few years. Because rail and the transportation of dangerous goods are federally regulated, I invited experts to talk with the community at a town…

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Still debating StatsCan in the House of Commons

Ted Hsu

In early February, the Conservative government voted down my private member’s bill, Bill C-626, which would have reinstated the mandatory long-form census, expanded the authority of the Chief Statistician and replaced the punishment of imprisonment for failing to complete a…

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An evening with your MP: On rail safety in Kingston and the Islands

Ted Hsu

With the significantly increased transport of petroleum products by rail in recent years, do you have concerns about rail safety for Kingston and the Islands? Come out on Wednesday, March 4th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm to our forum on rail…

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We asked and the Ministry answered: Kingston’s Service Canada now offers Passport Services

Ted Hsu

My staff and I have always been very happy to assist constituents in obtaining their Canadian passports. In 2014, we sent approximately 7000 applications to Passport Canada. In one record-breaking shipment, we sent over 180! At the end of 2013,…

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Ending the long-form census makes it harder to plan how to reduce traffic jams

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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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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Guest Post: Why we need the long form census – a data librarian’s views

Ted Hsu

Vince Gray, who has been a data librarian at Western University for over 29 years, talks about why we need the long form census. Western is a member of Statistics Canada’s Data Liberation Initiative (DLI), which provides us with licensed…

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