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441 media appearances in 2015 (including 54 national appearances)

434 media appearances in 2014 (including 174 national appearances)
833 media appearances in 2013 (including 246 national appearances)
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Democracy Watch (May 17, 2016)
News Release
As Quebec’s experience shows clearly, Ontario Liberals’ proposed annual political donation limit of $7,750 to each party won’t do anything to stop unethical influence of wealthy interests

Democracy Watch (May 8, 2016)
News Release
Group launches letter-writing campaign calling on federal Liberals, and governments across Canada, to stop patronage and cronyism with truly independent appointments committees to ensure merit-based Cabinet appointments

Democracy Watch (May 6, 2016)
News Release
As Quebec’s experience shows clearly, Ontario Liberals proposed annual political donation limit of $7,750 to each party won’t do anything to stop unethical influence of wealthy interests

Democracy Watch (April 22, 2016)
News Release
Given judge’s conclusions in Senator Mike Duffy trial ruling, Democracy Watch again calls for Nigel Wright, and PMO and Conservative Party officials who aided him, to be prosecuted for bribing Duffy

Democracy Watch (April 14, 2016)
News Release
Group calls on Ontario Liberals to undertake meaningful public consultation before changing political finance system

Democracy Watch (April 14, 2016)
News Release
Group launches petition calling on Prime Minister Trudeau and Revenue Minister Lebouthillier to call public inquiry into CRA’s relationship with big accounting firms – more than 15,000 have signed already

Democracy Watch (April 6, 2016)
News Release
Will Prime Minister Trudeau enforce his own code rule that prohibits ministers fundraising from stakeholders?

Democracy Watch (March 31, 2016)
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Group calls on Ontario and B.C. and all other ethics commissioners to stop unethical fundraising events by premiers and Cabinet ministers by issuing ruling that the events are illegal

Democracy Watch (January 19, 2016)
News Release
Liberals’ new Senate appointment process has some good merit criteria but advisory board lacks independence and is partisan as only Liberals chose board members

Democracy Watch (January 11, 2016)
Op-Ed by Duff Conacher
To referendum or not to referendum is not the only voting question