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1,078 media appearances in 2019 (including 148 national appearances)
To download a doc listing all of Democracy Watch’s media appearances in 2019, click here.
To see summaries of past media coverage, click here.


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

APTN (March 14, 2012)
Website article
Federal Dept. of Aboriginal Affairs using PIN messages to avoid disclosure of records to the public — loophole in Access to Information Act must be closed

Democracy Watch (December 22, 2011)
Letter to the Editor by Duff Conacher
Honesty in politics is the best policy, and so it should be required by law

Democracy Watch (December 12, 2011)
News Release
Federal Conservatives’ Accountability and Democratic Reform Record Gets An “F” For Breaking Many Promises and Practising Politics As Usual

Democracy Watch (September 30, 2011)
News Release
Green Party receives D- best grade of bad overall grades in Report Card on Ontario Parties’ Good Government Platforms — Conservatives receive an E, NDP an F and Liberals an Incomplete

Democracy Watch (September 27, 2011)
News Release
Group hopes media will ask party leaders in election campaigns “If you break promises, will you resign?” and “Will you support passage of honesty-in-politics law?”

Democracy Watch (September 22, 2011)
News Release
Democracy Watch plans court challenge of Elections Ontario’s failure to inform voters of their right to decline their ballot