Posts Tagged "scientists"

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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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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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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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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Open Letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Reinstate the long-form census

Ted Hsu

Last week, I sent the following open letter to the Prime Minister, asking him to support my private member’s bill, Bill C-626, which reinstates the mandatory long-form census: Open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Reinstate the Long-Form Census…

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Closing Science Libraries?

Ted Hsu

I’m worried about recent news stories on the closure of science libraries. Last year, the Conservative government decided to “consolidate” the 11 Department of Fisheries and Oceans libraries into only four. The government claims that this is a “modernizing” practice…

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Dropping a Russian flag on the North Pole didn't make it Russian territory and placing a maple leaf there doesn't make it Canadian Territory either

Ted Hsu

Justin Trudeau is on the side of scientists. Update:  July 13, 2014: Here is another reason to do basic science research, to understand the country we live in, so that we’re not lacking crucial information needed to hold our own…

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Standing up for Science and Academic Freedoms

Ted Hsu

Last week, I was honoured to speak at the Stand Up for Science rally in Kingston, as well as to debate the subject of freedom of speech for government scientists with my Parliamentary colleagues on Power and Politics. I am…

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Death of Evidence Rally, July 10, 2012, Parliament Hill

Ted Hsu

The democratic process requires the ready availability of true and complete information. In this way people can objectively evaluate the government’s policies. To act otherwise is to give way to despotic secrecy.  – Pierre Elliot Trudeau On July 10, 2012…

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Reaction to Gary Goodyear's response to Death of Evidence Rally

Ted Hsu

Minutes after the Death of Evidence Rally on Parliament Hill, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Gary Goodyear, put out a press release about government funding for research and development. I’ve responded with a letter to the editor in…

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