Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

Donald Trump is following Richard Nixon in going to war with the so-called mainstream media. But it’s far from clear that he can win. Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee and Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham in 'The Post.'  (Niko Tavernise / AP)   The silence was deafening in the small cinema on Sanibel...

Read more


Imagine you have just been elected Prime Minister of Canada. You are the son of a former prime minister. You decide to travel with family and friends to another friend's private island for a Christmas vacation in spite of the fact that you have been elected to Parliament since 2008 and would know that generally, gifts...

Read more


This moment of transition provides a unique opportunity to reflect on the joys and pressures of the position, Penny Collenette writes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has appointed Sheilah Martin to the Supreme Court of Canada. A look at her application for the position, which is online, reveals her stellar...

Read more


In an increasingly complex world, conflicts of interest will only multiply. Parliament must take steps to ensure that we are ready for the test, and not blind to it. She’s an Order of Canada recipient and the independent Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, an appointment made in consultation with all...

Read more


Some argue that the expansion of industry responsibility for human rights is disastrous to the business model, but most players realize profits at the expense of corrupt behaviour, environmental degradation or in violation of human rights are no longer tolerable. The Fenix nickel...

Read more


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 required to deal with the dark clouds on the political landscape. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh arrives to his first caucus meeting since...

Read more


Honouring the memories of MPs who die while still in office can give their legacies more influence and stamina.     Members of Parliament who passed away during the 42nd session of Parliament: (from left) Jim Hillyer, Mauril Belanger and Arnold Chan. "Of the 4,419 MPs elected to...

Read more


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. The application deadline was pushed back to January, a year after Fraser says he flagged the opening. Former languages commissioner Graham Fraser suggested that the...

Read more


Penny and the Hon. Bill Graham

Posted in Featured by  •  May 22, 2017

Hon. Bill Graham thanks Penny as she introduces him as the Global Citizen of the Year, chosen by the UN Association of Canada.

Read more


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 need to uncover any links that may put the United States at risk. Supporters of then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hold signs during a campaign...

Read more