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237 media appearances in 2020 (including 25 national appearances)
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Rabble.ca (August 29, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Nigel Wright’s meetings wrong, but legal (and that is the problem)

Macleans Magazine, Globalnews.ca and 11 other media outlets across Canada (August 29, 2012)
Website Article
Situation with Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff Nigel Wright highlights major loopholes in the Conflict of Interest Act that need to be closed

Global National (August 28, 2012)
Television Piece
Nigel Wright’s meetings wrong, but legal (and that is the problem) (Global National)

Globe and Mail (August 17, 2012)
Website Article
Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson ignores evidence and rules in refusing to investigate Conservative MP Paul Calandra

Montreal Gazette (August 15, 2012)
Website Article
If Quebec politicians are serious about fighting corruption they must target Bill 48 and close major loopholes that allow politicians to be unethical

Montreal Gazette (August 14, 2012)
Website Article
Corruption takes over Quebec election race – parties need to break from political games, make promises to clean up government, and follow through

Epoch Times and Canada.com (August 9, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Public has clear right to know what political staffers are doing and what power they have

Hill Times and 404 System Error (August 6, 2012)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Hill Times headline mischaracterizes and ignores key ethics issue in Calandra conflict

Hill Times (July 31, 2012)
Website article
Federal Conservatives fail to initiate Conflict of Interest Act review by legally required deadline — Democracy Watch leads push for review and to close huge loopholes in Act and strengthen enforcement because all parties have ignored problems for decades

Hill Times (July 30, 2012)
Website article
MP Paul Calandra’s fundraising events violate Prime Minister Harper’s own rules, and raise serious questions about violations of federal ethics and lobbying laws