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532 media appearances in 2017 (including 79 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)
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Globe and Mail (July 26, 2012)
Website article
Prime Minister’s Office ignores own rules in defending Conservative MP Paul Calandara in fundraising controversy (Globe and Mail)

Hill Times (July 23, 2012)
Website article
Elections Canada faces serious questions about its enforcement system – must prove it has been enforcing law and holding fair elections by disclosing rulings in 3,000 complaints it has received since 1997

National Post and Edmonton Journal, the Epoch Times July 12, 2012, and The Hill Times (July 23, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Tyler Sommers
Elections Canada and others should clean up problems, not defend them

Hill Times (July 23, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
The Hill Times’ Terrific 25 Staffers Survey should include the ‘most ethical’ too – and huge loopholes in federal ethics rules must be closed, and enforcement strengthened

Hill Times (July 23, 2012)
Website article
Elections Canada faces serious questions about its enforcement system – must prove it has been enforcing law and holding fair elections by disclosing rulings in 3,000 complaints it has received since 1997

Globe and Mail (July 20, 2012)
Website article
Prime Minister Harper’s senior adviser takes government relations job with Air Canada, raising serious questions about violations of federal ethics and lobbying laws (Globe and Mail)

iPolitics, The Tyee, and Rabble.ca (July 19, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson ignores evidence and rules in ruling on Conservative Cabinet Minister Tony Clement

National Post (July 9, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Tyler Sommers
Federal Access to Information Act review by Commissioner is great news

Democracy Watch (June 28, 2012)
News release
Government whistleblower watchdog fails to deliver after five years and $30 million spent

The Epoch Times (June 21, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Tyler Sommers
Parliamentary Budget Officer needs enforcement powers