Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

Message from Penny

Posted in Welcome Message Only Category by  •  October 22, 2016

October 2017 Autumn has fallen upon us and activities have picked where we left off when summer hit. That includes my column on the Politics Page of the Toronto Star, which is now bi-weekly. It is my hope that the column provides enough information to spark a conservation on what and how our politicians are...

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GLOBE AND MAIL - It’s a proud and exciting day for university students when they walk across a stage to accept their hard-earned degrees. Anticipation and nervous butterflies are the norm. The grads are generally excited to receive their diploma from a Chancellor, who is traditionally appointed because she has been...

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About Penny

Posted in Featured by  •  August 6, 2013

Read Penny's bio and learn about her affiliations & activities.

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The Guatemalan workers alleging rape and murder on a property owned by the subsidiary of a Canadian mining company have only had to prove one thing so far: that their case against Hudbay Minerals Inc. wouldn’t plainly and obviously fail if it proceeds to trial. “It’s a very low bar for a plaintiff to win a...

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PENNY COLLENETTE Special to The Globe and Mail For years, activist lawyers and legal academics have searched for a way in which to hold corporations who have a head office in one country, but who operate in other countries, often through subsidiaries, accountable for illegal acts in the host nation. Victims...

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PENNY COLLENETTE Special to The Globe and Mail Some things never go right for prime ministers. Disturbing reports of enemy lists generated by his office torpedoed Stephen Harper’s attempt at a bright, breezy, teen idol kind of cabinet shuffle this week. The shuffle, an attempt to rebrand a flailing, failing...

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Choosing the cabinet

Posted in Newsroom by  •  July 16, 2013

By Amy Minsky Global News OTTAWA – How does the prime minister choose who’s fit to lead a ministry? Does he look for someone in his caucus that’s a natural fit or, rather, does he reward the hard workers with available portfolios? Depends who you ask. When Prime Minister Stephen Harper revealed his new...

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From 1993-1997, my work place in the Prime Minister’s Office was housed on the unique half top floor of the murky, old Langevin Block, named after Sir Hector-Louis Langevin. Mr. Langevin, public works minister to Conservative PM Sir John A. Macdonald, was a politician of great energy and ambition, who knew both the...

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By Tobi Cohen, Postmedia News OTTAWA — When it comes to obtaining higher education, women continue to outpace men, while newcomers are arriving in Canada with more post-secondary experience than the average person who was born here. According to figures released Wednesday by Statistics Canada, women ages 25 to...

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So far, 2013 seems to be a year of unwelcome political awakening for Canadians. While still recovering from the surprise that a $90,000 cheque was written by the Prime Minister’s chief of staff to a senator, we have also witnessed unprecedented allegations about the Mayor of Toronto and, Monday, we have discovered...

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