Posts Tagged "Science"

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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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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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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Eliminating the census hurts research

Ted Hsu

Since tabling my private member’s Bill C-626 to bring back the long-form census, I’ve heard lots of anecdotes about how census data has been used, and how the elimination of the long-form census hurts important research. If you have a…

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Can Scientists Speak?

Ted Hsu

Today, Evidence for Democracy released Can Scientists Speak?, a report evaluating communication policies for federal government scientists. This is an important report.   I’ve tried to understand and assess the government’s communications policies for scientists. I’ve used Order Paper Questions to ask the government…

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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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Ted Hsu

As an MP, one of my main responsibilities is holding the government to account. Ministers give instructions to their departments, and public servants follow these instructions. I may criticize Ministers when I have good reason to believe they could be…

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