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479 media appearances in 2017 (including 68 national appearances)

707 media appearances in 2016 (including 90 national appearances)
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)
To see an archive of Democracy Watch’s 557 media appearances (including 165 national appearances) in 2012, click here
To see an archive of Democracy Watch’s media appearances from Sept. 1993 to Sept. 2012, click here


Democracy Watch (May 17, 2017)
News Release
B.C. may have a new government – will it be democratic?

Democracy Watch (May 17, 2017)
News Release
Federal Liberals should suspend Ethics Commissioner, Lobbying Commissioner and other judicial and watchdog appointments until they make the appointment process independent and merit-based, and prohibit reappointments of any watchdog

Democracy Watch (May 10, 2017)
Op-Ed
B.C.’s possible minority government an opportunity for major democratic changes

Democracy Watch (March 28, 2017)
News Release
Group calls on federal Lobbying Commissioner to rule on May 2016 complaint about travel junkets that lobbyists have given to MPs and senators for years

Democracy Watch (December 14, 2016)
News Release
Democracy Watch files complaint with Ethics Commissioner to stop Trudeau Cabinet from appointing their own ethics and lobbying watchdogs

Democracy Watch (December 6, 2016)
News Release
Democracy Watch calls on Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson to disclose whether she has applied to be reappointed, asks for investigation and correct ruling on Cabinet minister fundraising

Democracy Watch (August 2, 2016)
News Release
PM Trudeau’s proposed Supreme Court appointment involves lots of good consultation but is still partisan because, unlike Ontario’s process, PM and Minister of Justice can still appoint whomever they want

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 (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 (February 20, 2014)
Op-ed by Duff Conacher
Trudeau’s next smart moves on Senate reform should include House and elections reform