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Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands (Ontario)

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy Hanukkah to all celebrating the festival of lights. Chag sameach!

Posted on Twitter Le Conseil consult. sur l’écon. du #PLC discute d’investiss. dans les infrastr., du secteur de l’énergie, et de la croiss. de la classe moy.

Posted on Twitter #LPC Economic Council of Advisors discussing infrastructure investment, Canada’s energy sector, innovation, and growth for middle class.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Canada can be a global innovator http://t.co/jhlWtQnKLQ

Posted on Twitter .@premierministre a fermé des centres de serv. aux anc. combat. pour écono. 4 M$ tout en gaspillant 750 M$ en publicités partisanes. #polcan

Posted on Twitter .@pmharper closed veterans’ service centres to save $4M, while at same time dropping $750M on partisan government ads. #CdnPoli

This week

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, let us picture ourselves stuck in traffic again, wasting time. In Ontario, we remember how the Prime Minister will not meet with our Premier ...

Spoke in the House on Rouge National Urban Park Act Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to comment on my hon. colleague's speech. I would say that she is right that it is important to have ...

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #310 on Bill C-603 Amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards)

Voted No on Vote #309 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #308 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Voted Yes on Vote #307 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #306 on Bill C-524 Amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising)

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Information & Ethics committee on Subject-matter of the Supplementary Estimates (B) 2014-15: Vote 5b under OFFICES OF ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. My first question, Madame Legault, is about the delays in your office because of the lack of officers with top secret security ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, since we are about to impose time allocation on report stage debate in the House, I have a couple of questions that I would ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is at this point in the legislative process that the House of Commons examines the work of the finance committee. I was at ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Canadian Heritage committee on Bill S-211, An Act to establish a national day to promote health ... Mr. French, I remember attending a Canadian Tire Jumpstart event at the Boys and Girls Club in Kingston, which was quite well attended, and I think ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget ... Division 28 represents a step in the right direction, although it could have been stronger and more effective. The Liberal Party has put forward six amendments ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to Correctional Service Canada's (CSC) terminated Prison Farm Program: (a) has CSC studied the possibility of re-opening a prison farm program; (b) what studies, ...

Mentioned by Hamilton Spectator Canada needs long form census Liberal MP Ted Hsu's private member's bill before the House of Commons (Bill C-626) asks the government to reintroduce the mandatory long form census. The replacement of the long form census with the voluntary National Household Survey has had a ...

Spoke in the House on An Act to amend the Statistics Act (appointment of Chief Statistician and long-form census) moved that Bill C-626, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (appointment of Chief Statistician and long-form census), be read the second time and referred to ...

Spoke in the House on Statistics Canada Mr. Speaker, I would like to be able to measure long-term trends. Bill C-626 will be debated later today, a bill to restore the mandatory long-form ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to government funding, for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on M-428, Electronic Petitions My second question is also related to previous questions. It's about sponsorship. I've always had this policy. I wrote it down pretty soon after I got ...

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press MPs to debate bill to bring back long-form census axed by Conservatives OTTAWA - The Commons will debate a private member's bill to bring back the long-form census, the mandatory questionnaire axed by the Conservative government in 2010. Liberal MP Ted Hsu's proposal would amend the Statistics Act to make the long-form ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) House of Commons to debate bill that would bring back long-form census The Commons will debate a private member's bill to bring back the long-form census, the mandatory questionnaire axed by the Conservative government in 2010. Liberal MP Ted Hsu's proposal would amend the Statistics Act to make the long-form census a ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Long-Form Census: Ted Hsu's Bill To Bring Back Questionnaire Set For Debate OTTAWA - The Commons will debate a private member's bill to bring back the long-form census, the mandatory questionnaire axed by the Conservative government in 2010. Liberal MP Ted Hsu's proposal would amend the Statistics Act to make the long-form ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Long-Form Census: Ted Hsu's Bill To Bring Back Questionnaire Set For Debate OTTAWA - The Commons will debate a private member's bill to bring back the long-form census, the mandatory questionnaire axed by the Conservative government in 2010. Liberal MP Ted Hsu's proposal would amend the Statistics Act to make the long-form ...

Mentioned by CityNews Bill aims to bring back long-form census axed by Conservatives Liberal MP Ted Hsu's proposal would amend the Statistics Act to make the long-form census a permanent feature of the census process every five years. The legislation would also change the way the chief statistician is appointed, requiring the government to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations 2014 Thank you very much, Mr. Chair. I'd like to start with a question for Mr. Gill. You mentioned in your presentation that inadequate transportation infrastructure is ...

Three months ago

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 ...

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

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