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  • His favourite word is colleague.

Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2011, with 39.30% of the vote.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #261 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Speaker Scheer notes that "unusual quiet" decends on House of Commons whenever MP Irwin Cotler speaks: indeed!

Posted on Twitter MP Irwin Cotler receives Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Medal today, exceptional honour to have worked with him. http://t.co/lMnObQ1QWh

Posted on Twitter Thanks to the family of Cpl Nathan Cirillo and The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders for welcoming us to join in celebration of life today

Posted on Twitter Thanks to Canadian Forces members today who escorted MPs travelling to pay respects at Cpl Nathan Cirillo's funeral

Posted on Twitter Arriving in central Hamilton, crowds honouring Cpl Cirillo. http://t.co/pNuhFh3BEG

Posted on Twitter Going to Hamilton this morning. http://t.co/vxnOUCIKZt

This week

Mentioned by Kingston Herald M.P. Ted Hsu Issues Statement on Shootings in Ottawa Kingston and the Islands M.P. Ted Hsu posted the following statement on his website today, regarding the events of Wednesday's shooting in Ottawa at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill.

A week ago

Mentioned by www.insideottawavalley.com/ Home News MP Ted Hsu shares first-hand experience of... People across our nation were shocked and saddened today as they watched the story of the shootings on Parliament Hill unfold. Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu was at Parliament Hill when it happened, for what started out as just a regular day at the ...

Mentioned by www.insidebrockville.com/ Home News MP Ted Hsu shares first-hand experience of... People across our nation were shocked and saddened today as they watched the story of the shootings on Parliament Hill unfold. Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu was at Parliament Hill when it happened, for what started out as just a regular day at the ...

Mentioned by CKWS Soldier shot near Parliament Hill Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu and most other members of parliament are holed up in offices in the Centre Block of Parliament Hill after shots were fired at the National War Memorial. The memorial is across Wellington Street from the Hill. A Ceremonial ...

Mentioned by Kingston Herald Kingston MP Ted Hsu Tweets During Parliament Hill Shooting Kingston's Federal Member of Parliament, Ted Hsu, posted updates to Twitter during today's shooting incident on Parliament Hill. A number of other M.P.s likewise posted to social media during and following the event. Reports at this time indicate that one ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Bloomberg reports that the Gates Foundation and two U.S. companies want to expand U.S. production of monoclonal antibodies to treat Ebola by using CHO ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to follow up on something the Prime Minister said during question period. It sounded like there was some uncertainty as to ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am a little surprised that the NDP motion today asks the House to reject the process and not simply let the scientists speak ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, given that the Conservative government has decided to limit debate on the current motion, does the government have plans to provide briefings to opposition ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, I have a duty to be a good father and to protect my daughters. That is why I have to care about climate change. ...

Spoke in the House on Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act Mr. Speaker, I wanted to ask my hon. colleague from the Green Party about her party's very strong opposition to investor state dispute resolution provisions. I ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions today. The first is from residents of Kingston, Ontario. They are asking that the Canadian government work with other countries ...

Mentioned by Macleans.ca Maclean's on the Hill: Premier Gallant, Ted Hsu, and Paul Calandra This week, John Geddes talks to the incoming premier of New Brunswick, Paul Wells talks to former British MP David Milliband about the crises in Iraq and Syria, Aaron Wherry sits down with Liberal MP Ted Hsu to discuss Hsu's decision to not seek re-election ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I have a question about the first thing my hon. colleague mentioned, which essentially was that the incentive in the Liberal plan would not ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-626 An Act to amend the Statistics Act (appointment of Chief Statistician and long-form census)

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. As you mentioned, Liberal amendment LIB-2 is the same as NDP amendment NDP-6. Because this amendment is being moved by the NDP, ...

Spoke at the Foreign Affairs committee on Protection of Children and Youth in Developing Countries Thank you, Mr. Chair. I want to find out a little bit more about a comment that Dr. Nutt made about the need to expand the ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act ... My question is perhaps for Ms. Jackman. The intent to reside requirement could create two classes of citizens: one class of citizens who are natives and ...

Spoke at the Veterans Affairs committee on New Veterans Charter Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all of you for coming today to the committee and to help out with this study. My question is ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Strengthening the Protection of Women in our Immigration System and Supplementary Estimates ... Thank you very much, Chair. I'll add my thanks to the witnesses today. For all of my questions, they are not particularly directed at one witness ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-578 An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period for apprentices)

Spoke at the Subcommittee on International Human Rights committee on Human Rights Situation in Sri Lanka Thank you, Mr. Chair. First of all, I want to apologize for doing what I'm about to do out of the usual order, but I wanted ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-562 An Act to amend the Statistics Act (Chief Statistician and long-form census)

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-budget consultations 2013 I have a question about affordable housing and I wanted to thank you for the graphic that you handed out to the committee about the funding ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... I want to follow up on something which I think is related to one of Mr. Keddy's questions. The minister's fiscal update last week mentioned that ...