Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

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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By Stephen Maher. OTTAWA – A letter warning in stark language against the appointment of Arthur Porter to oversee Canada’s spy agency in 2008 appears to have gone unheeded or unnoticed by the prime minister’s office at the time. Porter is now in Panama’s La Joya prison awaiting extradition to Canada,...

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Canadians who watched U.S. government services shutting down on Tuesday could be forgiven for asking if they were watching a failed state or witnessing a healthy and vibrant democracy. Has the U.S. democracy become a wounded runner who can barely cross the finish line? Are Americans overwhelmed with hubris, greed...

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Which Face is America’s?

Posted in Penny's Pen by  •  September 17, 2013

A Canadian, who was watching Piers Morgan’s CNN show on the night of the horrific Naval Yard shootings, could be forgiven for feeling like a confused Alice when she peered through the looking glass in Lewis Carroll’s famous fictional fairy tale. In a shouting match worthy of a British Chelsea/Arsenal soccer...

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Women in Law

Posted in Featured by  •  May 10, 2013

Penny giving the keynote address at the “Women in Law” Luncheon at uOttawa on may 10, 2013.

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