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YouTube Archive

Below is a collection of videos from YouTube about Democracy Watch’s campaigns. To see Democracy Watch’s YouTube channel, click here.



CBC-TV Canada Tonight show (April 10, 2024)
Democracy Watch Co-founder Duff Conacher on CBC-TV panel discussing how Prime Minister Trudeau failed to take action after receiving reports of interference in Liberal candidate’s campaign, and how the Trudeau Cabinet is keeping some information secret from the Inquiry into Foreign Interference. To see related Democracy Watch News Release, click here



Millennial Moron YouTube channel (March 21, 2024)
Democracy Watch Co-founder Duff Conacher interviewed about the rampant abuse and bad advice given to customers of Canada’s Big Banks that was found by CBC’s mystery-shopper survey



CBC Marketplace (March 15, 2024)
Democracy Watch responds (at 16 minute mark of video) to CBC’s mystery-shopper survey that found rampant abuse and bad advice given to customers of Canada’s Big Banks



Democracy Watch (February 23, 2024)
Key facts about Canada’s undemocratic big money political donation and loan rules, and how to stop the unethical influence of big money in Canadian politics



CityTV News (January 18, 2024)
The problem of the Cabinet controlled, partisan and political appointment process for Canada’s Ethics Commissioner and other democracy watchdogs



Democracy Watch (December 12, 2023)
Democracy Watch needs your support now to win even more changes for you and your family



News Conference (November 24, 2023)
Democracy Watch joins the Ontario Health Coalition at news conference calling for an investigation into former Doug Ford PC Party Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott’s lobbying for a for-profit hospital given she participated in decisions about funding for-profit hospitals when she was a Cabinet minister



CTV National News (June 19, 2023)
RCMP contradicts itself without explaining contradiction. Says in May 25, 2023 letter to Democracy Watch that it is investigating allegations that Prime Minister Trudeau and other Liberal Cabinet minister obstructed the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin, but then issues late-afternoon statement on June 19, 2023 that says investigation ended in January 2023 with conclusion that there was “insufficient evidence to substantiate a criminal offence”



Global News Morning (March 20, 2023)
Prime Minister Trudeau chooses family friend David Johnston to report on foreign interference in Canadian politics, which is as unethical as the PM and Cabinet choosing the RCMP Commissioner, Ethics Commissioner, Integrity Commissioner and other democracy watchdogs



TVO’s The Agenda show (March 2, 2023)
Ethics watchdogs, and all democratic good government watchdogs, across Canada are designed to be lapdogs because of loopholes in rules, flaws in enforcement powers, and very weak penalties



CBC News Charlottetown (February 25, 2023)
Charlottetown’s city council hiding an audit and key information about questionable spending from three years ago, violating many open government standards



CityNews Ottawa (February 14, 2023)
Commissioner of Lobbying gutting key ethical lobbying rules, while strengthening gift/hospitality rules (big business and big union lobbyists mislead Ethics Committee on effects of changes)



CTV News (January 9, 2023)
Police in Ontario looking into complaints about PC donors linked to Greenbelt land deals



City News (January 6, 2023)
The “Nepo Babies” in Canadian politics



Ontario Health Coalition (October 26, 2022)
The Ford Government lied to the public regarding their privatization of public hospital services



National Observer (May 24, 2022)
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch, on how loopholes in the federal lobbying law allow for secret, unethical lobbying, and how the Commissioner of Lobbying is proposing to add even more

loopholes



CTV News (May 19, 2022)
Why can MPs lobby for their own investments while in office?



Unlock Democracy Canada (February 4, 2022)
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch, on how to make Canada the world’s leading democracy



Unpublished Cafe (October 18, 2021)
UnpublishedTV: Is Electoral Reform Needed in Canada? panel with Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch and others



Bob Mackin (September 20, 2021)
theBreaker.news Podcast 204 with Duff Conacher, on the issue of the court case Democracy Watch and Wayne Crookes filed challenging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s August 2021 snap federal election call, and the need for an honesty-in-politics law



The Agenda (June 14, 2021)
TVO The Agenda’s panel on the Ford government’s changes to Ontario’s political finance system with Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch and others



Unpublished Cafe (March 29, 2021)
Unpublished TV panel on issue of honesty in politics law with Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch and others



CTV News (January 22, 2021)
Democracy Watch: former Governor General Payette should lose pension, perks after resignation



City News (June 11, 2020)
Gridlock at Parliament, or healthy democracy?



CPAC (May 2, 2019)
Democracy Watch coordinator discusses cash funneling in politics



Global News (February 14, 2019)
Committee hearings on SNC-Lavalin allegations a ‘Kangaroo court’: Democracy Watch



CBC News (September 11, 2018)
Has Doug Ford gone too far with use of notwithstanding clause?



CBC News (February 5, 2018)
What happens when banks lose deposits



CBC Power and Politics (June 16, 2017)

Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch, on how all political finance systems across Canada are undemocratic except for Quebec’s (Click here to watch the video)



CBC Sask (March 6, 2017)
Democracy Watch Reacts to Brad Wall Nixing Sask. Party Stipend



Democracy Watch (February 8, 2017)
Democracy Watch’s video about its lawsuit that helped stop the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline from Alberta through B.C.



Democracy Watch (July 22, 2015)
Democracy Watch Co-founder Duff Conacher on the federal Conservative Party’s 2011 election robocalls scandal



Democracy Watch (April 8, 2015)
Democracy Watch Co-founder Duff Conacher on the federal Conservative Party’s Nigel Wright-Mike Duffy scandal



Alexander Broughton (June 8, 2014)
Vote for Democracy video featuring an interview with Democracy Watch Co-founder Duff Conacher



Operation Maple (April 4, 2014)
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch on 5 Ways the federal Conservative’s 2014 Fair Elections Act was unfair



Science4Peace (February 14, 2013)
Talk by Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch on What Makes Up an Actual Working Democracy?



Parkland Institute (January 17, 2013)
Cleaning Up the Petro Mess – Duff Conacher



CBC Power and Politics (December 23, 2011)
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch, on former Integrity Commissioner Mario Dion’s many conflicts of interest and weak enforcement record



The Agenda with Steve Paiken (April 12, 2011)
Duff Conacher: Democracy Watch, 18 Years Later



StraightGoodsNews (February 25, 2010)
Conacher and Chenier on lobbyists #2



StraightGoodsNews (February 25, 2010)
Conacher and Chenier on lobbyists #1



StraightGoodsNews (November 7, 2009)
Duff Conacher, Corporate Influence – Part #2



StraightGoodsNews (November 7, 2009)
Duff Conacher, Corporate Influence – Part #1



StraightGoodsNews (March 26, 2009)
Duff Conacher, Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct



ItsYourGovernment (October 19, 2008)
Duff Conacher, Co-founder of Democracy Watch, on the need for an honesty-in-politics law