Posts by: Penny Collenette

 

OTTAWA — Laurier LaPierre’s family and friends gathered at a funeral service Saturday to celebrate the legendary broadcaster whose life was defined by a passion famously remembered when he shed the tear during an on-air interview that cost him his job on This Hour Has Seven Days. A flag-draped coffin was...

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The tragic fire in the Bangladeshi factory recently sent shivers down the spines of those who research and work in the area of Business and Human Rights, an area that reaches far beyond the limits of CSR (corporate social responsibility). At a two day conference beginning on December 4th in Geneva, nearly 1000...

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Former MPP Jim Brownell and filmmaker Deepa Mehta are among the new supporters announced today by the Eric Hoskins for Leader Campaign.  Brownell joins the team as a co-Chair and will advise to the Hoskins campaign on rural issues and policy.  While an MPP, Brownell served as the chair of the Ontario Liberal...

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE OTTAWA CITIZEN Andrew Sorkin’s 2009 bestseller, Too Big to Fail, outlined the “inside story of how Wall Street and Washington fought to save the financial system ... and themselves” after the massive meltdown of the Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and AIG. It was an insightful...

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On October 9, 2012, Highland Park resident, Penny Collenette was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the University of Ottawa law school where she is an Adjunct Professor University of Ottawa. The medal, presented by Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi, recognizes Penny’s contributions in the fields of...

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FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA Common Law graduate and Adjunct Professor Penny Collenette (’91) was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at a special ceremony in Fauteux Hall on October 9, 2012. The medal was presented by Common Law alumnus Yasir Naqvi (’99), the current MPP for Ottawa...

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The federal New Democratic Party formally disapproved of CNOOC Ltd.’s $15.1-billion (U.S.) offer to acquire Calgary’s Nexen Inc., aiming to widen opposition to China’s plan to secure a major foothold in the oil sands. Peter Julian, the energy and natural resources critic for the Official Opposition NDP, told...

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Canadian Standards

Posted in Penny's Pen by  •  August 23, 2012

Canadian companies operating overseas carry our brand or flag as much as any government program. Geoffrey York (Young And Dying: The Scandal Of Artisanal Mining – Aug. 18) and Samantha Nutt (Time To Extract Responsibility From Mining Companies – Aug. 22) have demonstrated serious concerns about human-rights issues...

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apathy is Boring and Jean-Pierre Kingsley Launch Council on Youth Electoral Engagement Apathy is Boring has convened a new, non-partisan Council on Youth Electoral Engagement with Jean-Pierre Kingsley, former Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (1990-2007), as its founding...

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In September 2011, Beverley Oda, minister of international cooperation, announced pilot projects to support partnerships between mining companies Barrick Gold, IAMGOLD and Rio Tinto Alcan with NGOs such as World Vision Canada and World University Service of Canada. While CIDA says the project will help reach out to...

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