Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

BY PAOLA LORIGGIO AND COLIN PERKEL, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, whose tenure has been plagued by controversy and embarrassment, found himself embroiled in a new scandal Friday amid two independent reports he was caught on video appearing to smoke crack cocaine. Leaving his home and again...

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Penny Collenette Special to The Globe and Mail Like children lost in the maze of a glorious English garden, the public office holders of both the Prime Minister’s Office and the Senate can’t seem to find their way out of ethical messes. Values and ethics are difficult, philosophical subjects at the best of...

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In a 2003 Ottawa Citizen article, I wrote that just as Canadians constantly assess our country’s political role internationally, we must also be cognizant of our corporate image. Our brands and companies carry our pride and our flag as well as any Olympic athlete or renowned artist. Then, I was concerned that too...

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JESSICA MURPHY | QMI AGENCY OTTAWA—It’s a hearts over minds offensive. Conservative and New Democrat strategists getting their ducks in a row for the 2015 general election know their respective leaders have a new hurdle in the race: a rookie Liberal leader who is just gosh-darn likeable. “Likeability...

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Penny Collenette The Globe and Mail Is our public service as ethical as we would like to believe? For years, it held a treasured and storied reputation of professionalism and excellence. But is this reputation still well founded? An investigation by The Globe and Mail this week has suggested that the Canada School...

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Penny Collenette The Globe and Mail Plato apparently said that no person should be worth more than four times another. If that’s true, then he might agree with nearly two thirds of the Swiss population, who voted in a national referendum last week to give shareholders broad powers to curb excessive pay for...

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Click here to watch CTV's clip of Penny Collenette from the University of Ottawa, speaking on the red flags she feels would have been raised prior to Brazeau's appointment to Senate.

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Op-Ed: The Pain of Scoliosis

Posted in Penny's Pen by  •  February 11, 2013

By Penny Collenette, Ottawa Citizen Some months ago, I noticed two prominent Canadian journalists tweeting about the uneven, raised shoulder and back of a high profile politician. They called him the “hunchback” of his riding. Hunchback is not a medical term but simply a description. Victor Hugo’s famed...

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By Penny Collenette Ottawa Citizen Social media is pithy. Because Twitter is confined to messages of 140 characters, people get right to the point. After the finding of a lack of fraud on the part of three former executives of Nortel this week, several people tweeted, “Where’s the justice?” I restrained...

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