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262 media appearances in 2017 (including 34 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 (February 22, 2017)
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Federal Lobbying Commissioner investigating August 2015 fundraising event hosted by Apotex chairman for Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party

Democracy Watch (February 8, 2017)
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Democracy Watch filed complaint with Ethics Commissioner about Aga Khan gifts to PM Trudeau and Liberal MP Seamus O’Regan, and Cabinet giving Ethics Commissioner 6-month contract in December

Democracy Watch (January 31, 2017)
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Lawsuit says Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline approval appears corrupted by $550,000 in donations to B.C. Liberal Party

Democracy Watch (January 27, 2017)
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Federal Liberal’s proposal to make some cash-for-access fundraising events more transparent a charade – won’t stop cash-for-access or the unethical influence of big money donations

Democracy Watch (January 25, 2017)
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Court rules against democracy challenge of B.C. Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s decision on Premier Clark’s $50,000 salary and “cash-for-access” events

Democracy Watch (December 16, 2016)
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Democracy Watch calls on Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson to launch inquiry into Prime Minister inviting dozens of Liberal Party donors to gala dinner for Chinese Premier

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

Democracy Watch (December 6, 2016)
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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 (November 30, 2016)
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Alberta’s NDP government proposes some good political finance changes in Bill 35, but federal, Quebec and Toronto political donations and scandals show proposed donation limit of $4,000 is a charade that won’t stop unethical cash for access or influence of big money donations

Democracy Watch (November 24, 2016)
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Democracy Watch applauds Liberal government’s initial changes to Canada Elections Act but many more changes needed for fair, democratic elections