Posts Tagged "Science and Technology critic"

Conservative Sci-Tech and R&D funding claims don't hold up

Ted Hsu

The Conservative government often claims to have spent $11 billion in new investments in science and technology since taking office in 2006. This is the standard answer when the government is pressured about muzzling scientists, closing important research facilities or…

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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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Canada can be a global innovation leader

Ted Hsu

This article was originally published December 1, 2014 in the Hill Times. International collaboration is critical to the advancement of science, and this article found that studies featuring international collaboration in their research were more likely to be published in…

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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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Cynthia Levine-Rasky: "Without data, a problem suddenly disappears"

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. Dr….

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Tom Mulcair misrepresents my Bill C-626

Ted Hsu

Tom Mulcair, leader of the NDP, should have let the NDP critics, MP Kennedy Stewart and MP Lauren Liu, handle the response to my private member’s bill. Since I first started working on my Bill C-626, to bring back the mandatory…

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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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We need a multi-decade, sustained effort to move country in right direction

Ted Hsu

Politicians rarely think on those time scales, too often developing four-year policies that align with election dates. To survive changes in the government of the day, a comprehensive industrial strategy needs broad support across party lines and regional divides. This…

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We must unmuzzle scientists

Ted Hsu

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…

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Cultivating the Economic Benefits from Canadian Discovery Research

Ted Hsu

Update [January 2015]: I understand that the Board of Green Centre has now moved its business model more towards a fee for service model for industry, and moved away from the more risky long-term nurturing of early stage commercialization of…

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