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365 media appearances in 2024 (including 60 national appearances)
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Democracy Watch (October 18, 2021)
News Release
DWatch criticizes so-called Independent Senators Group for planning a kangaroo court hearing to expel Senator Marilou McPhedran for questioning weak, loophole-filled Senate ethics and harassment measures

Democracy Watch (September 18, 2021)
News Release
Green Party receives C- grade – best of overall bad grades in Report Card on Federal Parties’ 2021 Democratic Reform Platforms

Democracy Watch (October 18, 2019)
News Release
Report Card on the Federal Parties’ 2019 Democratic Reform Platforms

Democracy Watch (June 29, 2017)
News Release
Canadians have achieved more than 400 firsts and foremosts in the world – but as Canada’s federal government turns 150, it’s far from a world-leading democracy

Globe and Mail (May 8, 2017)
Letter to the Editor
Senate is a kangaroo court – Senate Ethics Officer should not only rule on alleged violations by senators but should also be empowered to impose penalties (or, better yet, just shut down the Senate)

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

National Observer (August 27, 2015)
Website article
Why Harper corrupted the Senate

GlobalNews.ca (April 28, 2014)
Website article
Others join Democracy Watch in calling on the RCMP and prosecutors to disclose details about why they didn’t charge and prosecute Nigel Wright for his $90,000 payment to Senator Duffy

CTV News Channel (April 24, 2014)
Television Piece
Supreme Court of Canada rules that Senate can only be reformed through constitutional changes (although any province can hold an election to choose recommended people to represent the province in the Senate)