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108 media appearances in 2023 (including 10 national appearances)
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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

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

Radio Canada (June 7, 2012)
Television appearance
Senate Ethics Officer required to seek approval of senators prior to investigation into potential wrongdoing, must be made an independent watchdog with power to investigate and levy high fines

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

CBC's The National (April 29, 2012)
Television appearance
Federal Conservative spending scandals show clear need for strong rules, enforcement, and penalties CBC News

CTV's Power Play (March 27, 2012)
Television appearance
Democracy Watch Board member Duff Conacher on why Conservative Cabinet minister Christian Paradis should be kicked out of Cabinet, and the changes needed to federal ethics rules and enforcement

CBC's Power and Politics (March 22, 2012)
Television appearance
Federal Ethics Commissioner’s ruling that Conservative Cabinet minister Christian Paradis broke federal ethics law is a step forward, but delayed ruling and failure of Prime Minister Harper to punish Paradis are among fatal flaws in system