Media

2013

iPolitics.ca (December 30, 2013)
Website Article
Increasing discretionary powers of Cabinet ministers to make legal rulings is dangerously undemocratic

Democracy Watch (December 17, 2013)
News Release
Ethics Commissioner’s quick ruling based on very questionable claim that law does not allow her to investigate any of the interventions by PMO staff in the Senate audit of Senator Duffy while the RCMP is investigating Nigel Wright’s payment to Duffy

Hill Times (December 16, 2013)
Website Article
Federal Conservatives could try to create one ethics code and enforcement agency for the House of Commons and Senate

Democracy Watch (December 16, 2013)
News Release
Democracy Watch calls again on Toronto Integrity Commissioner to investigate and rule on whether Rob Ford has violated standards of conduct in council code

Vancouver Observer (Blog) (December 13, 2013)
Website Article
Environment Canada sensitive about criticism on muzzling scientists, as Information Commissioner continues to investigate Democracy Watch’s complaint

MyChilliwackNews.com (December 13, 2013)
Website Article
Federal political parties make good move of imposing ethics rules on political staff, but bad move of gagging them forever

Huffington Post (blog) (December 13, 2013)
Website Article
Environment Canada sensitive about criticism on muzzling scientists, as Information Commissioner continues to investigate Democracy Watch’s complaint

CTV News Channel (December 12, 2013)
Television Piece
Federal political parties make good move of imposing ethics rules on political staff, but bad move of gagging them forever

Democracy Watch (December 11, 2013)
News Release
Democracy Watch calls on Ethics Commissioner to initiate inquiry into Nigel Wright, Patrick Rogers, Chris Woodcock and Benjamin Perrin intervening in Senate committee’s audit of Senator Mike Duffy

Toronto Star (December 10, 2013)
Website Article
Secrecy in the federal government is worse now than in past 25 years