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Ted Hsu

Kingston and the Islands

One of only two new Liberals elected to federal office in 2011, Ted Hsu (pronounced "shoe") is the Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Ontario. He is the Liberal critic for Science and Technology, Post-Secondary Education, and Economic Development in Ontario (FedDev for southern Ontario and FedNor for northern Ontario). In June 2012, Ted became chair of the Ontario Liberal caucus, a committee composed of all Liberal MPs and Senators.

Hsu, 49, graduated from Queen’s University in 1984 (B.Sc. Hons. Physics). He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University in 1989. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a researcher with 25 published papers in physics; as an equities trader and financial manager in Paris and Philadelphia for Banque Nationale de Paris; and as an executive director in the Tokyo office of Morgan Stanley.

He then spent three years as a stay-at-home father, and went on to serve as the executive director of SWITCH, a Kingston not-for-profit association that promotes job creation and investment in the area of sustainable energy. Hsu grew up in Kingston and his extended family has been living there since 1964. He and his wife, Tara Sharkey, are the proud parents of two daughters.

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  1. Liberal Statement on the Opening of the 2013 Canada Summer Games

    August 2, 2013

    KINGSTON, ON– Liberal Amateur Sports critic Ted Hsu made the following statement today on the opening of the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec: “I […]  More »

  2. National Energy Board Hearings a Test of Conservatives’ Omnibus Legislation

    April 11, 2013

    KINGSTON, ON– The Conservatives’ new rules on National Energy Board (NEB) consultations, introduced in last year’s omnibus budget legislation, could suppress democratic participation, said Liberal Natural […]  More »

  3. Conservative Resource Development Agenda Leaves Canadians and Environment Unprotected

    February 5, 2013

    OTTAWA– The Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development’s latest report confirms the serious and potentially devastating gaps in government oversight and environmental safeguards, said Liberals […]  More »

  4. Liberals Hold Government to Account on Cuts to Immigration Services and Family Reunification

    December 11, 2012

    OTTAWA– The Conservative government must answer to Canadians about their cuts to immigration services and how long it takes for families to be reunified, said Liberals […]  More »

  5. Conservative cuts to SR&ED jeopardize Canadian competitiveness

    November 2, 2012

    The Liberal Party calls on the government to take the time to seek out and listen to testimony from those affected by changes to SR&ED, and to consider amending the changes contained in Bill C-45.  More »

Contact information

In Ottawa:

House of Commons
818 Justice Building
Ottawa (ON) K1A 0A6

Tel: 613-996-1955
Fax: 613-996-1958

In Kingston and the Islands:

Kingston Constituency Office:

14-303 Bagot Street
Kingston (ON) K7K 5W7

(This is the same location as the former office of the Hon. Peter Milliken in the  La Salle Mews Bldg.)

Tel: 613-542-3243
Fax: 613-542-5461

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