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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October 8  • 

Can ‘sunny ways” prevail in a stormy world? Collenette [Toronto Star]

Trudeau and Singh are relentless optimists — and Scheer may need to sing from the same song sheet or be left behind — but strong leadership is...

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September 24  • 

Departed MPs’ legacies must be kept alive: Collenette [Toronto Star]

Honouring the memories of MPs who die while still in office can give their legacies more influence and...

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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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