Posted by  •  May 22

May 2017 Thank you to all those who have visited my site and to those who have been reading my weekly column on the Politics Page of the Toronto Star. I am off now till the fall. Enjoy a happy, healthy and safe summer! Best wishes, Penny    

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June 14  • 

Ex-languages commissioner Fraser says Liberals waited a year to begin search for his replacement [The Hill Times]

The initial notice about the opening for Graham Fraser's job was posted on Nov. 2, 2016, says the PCO, after his term was originally supposed to end....

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May 21  • 

Trump promised to ‘Drain the Swamp’ but will it drain him?: Collenette [Toronto Star]

Facts will be uncovered by ongoing investigations but the motives behind a web of broken trust at the White House must not remain murky. Legislators...

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May 14  • 

Mental health and politicians, an old stigma in a new era: Collenette [Toronto Star]

Past evidence and modern values make it wrong to assume that a mental health condition makes someone unfit for public office. Senator Michael...

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May 7  • 

Question Period. It is not pretty, but it’s public: Collenette [Toronto Star]

Last week, the inquisitions of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Senator Don Meredith followed to different processes. The open one is clearly...

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April 30  • 

What was Kevin O’Leary thinking?: Collenette [Toronto Star]

Businessman’s exit from the Conservative leadership race was as perplexing as his entry. We may never know his true...

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