Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

After a campaign that saw federal Conservatives taking relentless pot shots at the Ontario Liberals, can Stephen Harper and the newly re-elected Kathleen Wynne now make up and be friends? Tories on Parliament Hill had chided Wynne and the Liberals over their economic plans during the provincial campaign, while...

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SNC-Lavalin seeking money for 'extras' on McGill University hospital deal. Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette is balking at a request from scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin for an additional $191 million to complete the McGill University Hospital Centre in what was supposed to be a $1.343-billion fixed-price...

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National Assembly Ethic commissioner will not release findings Pierre Karl Peladeau's new position within the PQ could bring a new set of possible conflict of interest situation, say a number of experts in ethics and governance. Last Friday, Peladeau was named party critic for the economy, entrepreneurship,...

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Apathy is Boring Montreal, Quebec April 10th 2014 Introduction Apathy is Boring is a national youth-led non-partisan charitable organization that has been working to educate Canadian youth about democracy since 2004. In keeping with our strict non-partisanship policy, we do not advocate on matters of public...

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Online activities seem at odds with the prime minister's own ethical guidelines. OTTAWA — The Prime Minister’s Office and the federal Conservative party appear to be blurring the lines between official government business and partisan work in their online activities, as they look to identify new supporters the...

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The visible damage inflicted by the long running, political prime time reality show called the Senate, is chilling. The chamber of sober, second thought has evolved into a chamber of political horror and confusion. There is now general agreement that the Senate must be abolished or reformed, with or without the...

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News Release Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration World renowned film director, David Cronenberg, hockey legend, Paul Henderson, and pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. James Rutka are among 25 extraordinary Ontarians appointed to the Order of Ontario. The appointees to Ontario's highest honour were chosen for their...

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The concept of loyalty is likely to be a much discussed issue in 2014. Kicked off dramatically in 2013 by Edward Snowden’s security and diplomatic leaks, the issue remains one of churn. Is Mr. Snowden a traitor to his country who deserves to be locked up in prison for his disloyalty? Or is he in fact , a hero –...

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Presented by: Equal Voice and uOttawa. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of her time as leader, join Equal Voice and the Women and Leadership Series for a dynamic forum. The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell Featuring as Co-Moderators: Penny Collenette Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, UOttawa Former...

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Politics is often filled with acts of revenge, retribution and payback for duplicity. Political parties generally run themselves, by themselves. Unless you are a Party member, (or a political journalist), you are unlikely to be familiar with the fights and deals common in nomination meetings and Party elections. And...

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