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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

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to high-speed Internet access in rural and Northern Canada: (a) concerning the funds announced in Digital Canada 150 in order to extend and enhance ...

Posted on Twitter #LPC is proposing an EI premium exemption for every newly-hired worker in 2015-2016, at a benefit of $1279 for each new hire.

Posted on Twitter #CPC proposed EI plan only encourages businesses to stay small and punishes them if they grow.

Posted on Twitter .@MarjoryLoveys yes, humans' capacity for science is one example of the light that is to be found out there.

Posted on Twitter Come on Conservatives, you need to see more than "dark and dangerous" in this world of ours.

Posted on Twitter Conservative MP calls world "dark and dangerous" in member's statements today. Libs see a light and beauty in the potential of every person.

Posted on Twitter Just exchanged greeting with Finance Minister Joe Oliver as Govt faces parliament today

This week

Mentioned by Queen's Journal Life after Gerretsen After Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu said he wouldn't seek reelection in the 2015 federal election, Mayor Mark Gerretsen announced on Aug. 15 that he wouldn't seek mayoral reelection and would instead put his name forward for the federal Liberal ...

Mentioned by Queen's Journal Liberal Party gears up for election After Ted Hsu, Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands, announced that he won't seek reelection, aspiring Liberal politicians have jumped into action. Hsu was elected to his first term in the 2011 federal election, but announced on Aug. 7 that he won't run in ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Belleville Intelligencer Dr. Dick Zoutman. (LUKE HENDRY QMI Agency file photo) Dr. Dick Zoutman is one of eight contestants who may seek the nomination as the federal Liberal candidate for his home riding of Kingston and the Islands. The current MP, Ted Hsu, isn't seeking re-election. “I have indicated my interest to look at being a ...

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Liberal MP wants long-form census returned A Liberal MP has put forward a private member's bill to protect the independence of Statistics Canada and reinstate the long-form census. Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu says good data ultimately saves taxpayers from costly government policy mistakes ...

Mentioned by Montreal Gazette Liberal MP wants long-form census returned A Liberal MP has put forward a private member's bill to protect the independence of Statistics Canada and reinstate the long-form census. Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu says good data ultimately saves taxpayers from costly government policy mistakes ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Liberal MP wants long-form census returned A Liberal MP has put forward a private member's bill to protect the independence of Statistics Canada and reinstate the long-form census. Kingston and the Islands MP Ted Hsu says good data ultimately saves taxpayers from costly government policy mistakes ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Justice Mr. Speaker, visible minorities make up 19% of Canadians, yet in the last six years, only 1.5% of federal judicial appointments were visible minorities. That is ...

Spoke in the House on Red Tape Reduction Act Mr. Speaker, it is great to have an accountant in our caucus to explain issues that consume time and resources for small businesses and explain what ...

Voted No on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Voted No on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, I am here tonight regarding a question I asked on June 3. On that day, I asked about traffic jams in Toronto and the ...

Spoke in the House on Drug-Free Prisons Act Mr. Speaker, I listened to my colleague's speech. I listened very carefully, in fact. It would be inaccurate to suggest otherwise. I would like to ask ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, the so-called fair elections act needs amending. Yesterday, Liberal supporters from across Ontario received letters from the Ontario Conservatives reminding them to vote, but ...

Spoke in the House on Portugal Day Today is Portugal Day, when Portuguese communities around the world commemorate the death of Luis de Camões, the author of Os Lusíadas, Portugal's national poem celebrating ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I know that Canadians will have listened with interest to the remarks from the member for Saskatoon—Humboldt. However, just to accompany those remarks, I ...

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 ...