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An evening with your MP: On rail safety in Kingston and the Islands

February 25, 2015

With the significantly increased transport of petroleum products by rail in recent years, do you have concerns about rail safety for Kingston and the Islands? Come out on Wednesday, March 4th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm to our forum on rail … Continue reading

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Using the long-form census to reduce emergency room crowding helps you!

March 12, 2015

Understanding the link between postal codes and emergency room visits – a need for the long form census Given universal access to healthcare, we would expect the frequency of use of emergency room services to be relatively uniform. However, this … Continue reading

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Still debating StatsCan in the House of Commons

March 11, 2015

In early February, the Conservative government voted down my private member’s bill, Bill C-626, which would have reinstated the mandatory long-form census, expanded the authority of the Chief Statistician and replaced the punishment of imprisonment for failing to complete a … Continue reading

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We asked and the Ministry answered: Kingston’s Service Canada now offers Passport Services

January 30, 2015

My staff and I have always been very happy to assist constituents in obtaining their Canadian passports. In 2014, we sent approximately 7000 applications to Passport Canada. In one record-breaking shipment, we sent over 180! At the end of 2013, … Continue reading

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Ending the long-form census makes it harder to plan how to reduce traffic jams

January 27, 2015

I recently reached out to the City Manager’s Office at the City of Toronto to try to get a better understanding of how they use census data. Toronto is the most populous city in the country, and my hope was … Continue reading

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