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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)
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Globe and Mail (May 15, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Federal democracy and good government watchdogs are lapdogs in key ways – will Conservatives make much-needed changes?

iPolitics.ca (May 7, 2012)
Website article
Green Party MP May re-files Democracy Watch complaint about Conservatives’ unethical relations with Rahim Jaffer

Calgary Herald (May 2, 2012)
Website article
Elections Alberta should tighten robocall rules and limit information parties can tell voters

Vancouver Sun (May 1, 2012)
Website article
Federal Conservative spending scandals show need for stronger rules, and enforcement

Edmonton Journal (April 30, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Tyler Sommers
Spending scandals show need for stronger rules, and enforcement

Democracy Watch (April 25, 2012)
News Release
Albertans should not be surprised at low voter turnout in provincial election

Democracy Watch (April 19, 2012)
News Release
Federal Conservatives end their five-year sham by cutting funding to secretariat of non-existent Public Appointments Commission

Democracy Watch (April 17, 2012)
News Release
Federal Conservatives’ Open Government Action Plan fails to fulfill Open Government Partnership (OGP) membership requirements – fails to commit to strengthening access-to-information, ethics, lobbying, political finance, financial administration, public consultation and whistleblower protection laws and enforcement

Democracy Watch (April 16, 2012)
News Release -- For related Huffington Post article - click here
Elections Canada keeps rulings secret on 2,982 complaints since 1997

Rabble.ca (March 29, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Elections Canada discloses some information about robocall complaints from 2011 election, but must still disclose its rulings on more than 2,280 complaints it received since 2004, and elections law must still be changed