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377 media appearances in 2014 (including 159 national appearances)

833 media appearances in 2013 (including 246 national appearances)

To see an archive of Democracy Watch’s 557 media appearances (including 165 national appearances) in 2012, click here

To see a list of Democracy Watch’s television appearances click here

To see an archive of Democracy Watch’s media appearances from Sept. 1993 to Sept. 2012, click here


CTVnews.ca, Globe and Mail, Metronews.ca and 3 other media outlets (all publishing Canadian Press wire article) (October 10, 2014)
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Federal Conservatives’ so-called “open government” plan contains no changes to law to stop excessive secrecy

Canada.com, Ottawa Citizen and CTV.ca (October 8, 2014)
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Federal government scientists muzzled by Conservatives’ restrictive communication policies

CBC.ca (October 8, 2014)
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Federal government scientists muzzled by Conservatives’ restrictive communication policies

Democracy Watch (October 2, 2014)
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Come Clean Speaker Scheer campaign launched calling on House of Commons Speaker to clean up Question Period

Calgary Herald (September 29, 2014)
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NDP MP’s appeal for donations in return for changing her actions as an MP clearly violated MP ethics rules

Global TV National news (September 24, 2014)
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House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer wrong to say rules don’t allow him to require an answer from government to an opposition party question

Montreal Gazette (September 24, 2014)
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Fixed election date laws, which Democracy Watch went to court to enforce in 2008, must be followed by governments across Canada

CBC.ca and CBC TV Winnipeg (September 23, 2014)
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CBC’s analysis reveals that top donors to Winnipeg election candidates are development companies and others with interests in city decisions — changes needed to stop corrupting influence of money

Toronto Star and MetroNews.ca (September 22, 2014)
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New Toronto mayoral candidate Doug Ford under investigation by Integrity Commissioner following Democracy Watch’s complaint — ruling unfortunately won’t come before election day

National Post (September 22, 2014)
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NDP MP’s offer to do various things in return for donations violates federal ethics rules