Posts Tagged "science and technology"

Daycares need good data

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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Unmuzzle Science

Ted Hsu

Mr. Harper and his Conservative government’s approach to science and scientists is deeply troubling. His policy of “muzzling science” has had a significant impact for Canada and Canadian research. The government’s science partisan-designed communications policy for members of the civil…

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Basic Research Funding Left Behind in 2015 Budget

Ted Hsu

Great Story About Curiosity-Driven Research A wonderful article in the April 23, 2015, Kingston Whig-Standard about a young scientist from Kingston, now studying at Caltech, is a nice description of how curiosity-driven research works. He discovered that cheap and abundant…

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Basic Research Funding Left Behind in 2015 Budget

Ted Hsu

Great Story About Curiosity Driven Research A wonderful article in the Kingston Whig-Standard this morning about a young scientist from Kingston, now studying at Caltech, is a nice description of how curiosity-driven research works. He discovered that cheap and abundant…

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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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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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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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My speech on Bill C-626

Ted Hsu

Earlier this month, I had the chance to speak to my private member’s bill to reinstate the mandatory long-form census, Bill C-626, during the first hour of debate in the House of Commons.   Et voici mon discours en français:…

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Canadian Public Health Association supports Bill C-626

Ted Hsu

The Canadian Public Health Association recognizes that the reduced response rate of the National Household Survey, compared to the mandatory long-form census, “calls into question the validity of the data.” The organization knows that this will “affect public health decision-making…

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Canadian Medical Association endorses Bill C-626

Ted Hsu

I am pleased to have received the support of the Canadian Medical Association, an organization that knows that “the elimination of the mandatory long-form census has serious implications for health research in Canada.”             Hsu…

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