Posts Tagged "Parliament"

Long-form census and healthy cities

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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VOTING IN THE 2015 FEDERAL ELECTION IS EASY!

Ted Hsu

. Here’s what you need to do: As a result of Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, voters at polling stations need to show: PROOF OF IDENTITY (ID) and PROOF OF ADDRESS   When you go to cast your vote—whether…

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2015 Public vs. 2008 non-Public Caretaker Government documents – a comparison

Ted Hsu

As you might know, since 2011 I have been calling (motivated by the work of scholars and other experts) on the government to make public the guidelines for the behaviour of the caretaker government, during periods when Parliament is dissolved…

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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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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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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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Bad data means $$$ for education, day care, transportation, and health care sent to wrong places

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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APHEO: "Good governance requires good information"

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. Cameron…

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Let MPs elect Committee Chairs: a step toward democratic reform!

Ted Hsu

I was pleased to be the first MP to co-sponsor my colleague MP Brad Trost’s private member’s motion (M-431), which called on the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to review the way that committee chairs are elected. On paper, committees…

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Is the government silencing debate?

Ted Hsu

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…

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