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Happy Canada Day!

July 3, 2014

I had a great time this Canada Day! I started off by joining in the fun at the Red and White Parade: After the parade, we made our way to Confederation Park: I also had the chance to join the … Continue reading

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July 30, 2014

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 … Continue reading

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Services for Aboriginal Families in Kingston after the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre Closure

July 30, 2014

Yesterday (July 29, 2014) I had the opportunity to meet with federal government officials concerning the aftermath of the closure of the Katarokwi Native Friendship Centre. The Centre had been delivering two evidence-based federal programs, the Canadian Pre-natal Nutrition Program (CPNP) … Continue reading

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The leading edge of sociological research and Conservative cuts to research in the Department of Justice

July 27, 2014

I was flipping through an old issue of the Alumni Weekly from my graduate school when I encountered an article about a sociologist using a recently developed technique called Respondent-Driven Sampling (RDS). You can read about it online but for the … Continue reading

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Why the role of elected MPs is so important

July 21, 2014

MP Michael Chong, advocate for parliamentary reform, speaking in May 2014: In many democracies, such as the great democracy to the south of us, voters and citizens have three franchises. They have three votes at the national level. They vote … Continue reading

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