Letters Of This Type

This week’s developments on the light-rail transit file have left me pondering questions about core roles and responsibilities in our democratic system. Much... more
City of Ottawa
Mayor Jim Watson
2018 Municipal Budget
Tobi Nussbaum
Congratulations to the parents and students who championed a public high school in Stittsville. The school is long overdue. Teens spending their time being... more
health canada
Canada 150 has come and gone…Canada 15, 000 lives on. Having covered a range of Canada 150 celebration events, I decided to create my own project, the... more
Ottawa River
Land Use Planning Reform: Is Ottawa Ready? by Erwin Dreessen The Province is heralding a new era in the way land use planning is to be done in Ontario. Bill 73... more
In May 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the USA began an investigation into VW. This lasted more than a year since VW originally argued that... more
contract management
Access to Information
by Duff Conacher In all the spin and the counter-spin concerning Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s conflicts of interest scandal, what are the real problems, and... more
Bill Morneau
Liberal Party of Canada
Justin Trudeau
Ethics Commissioner
Democracy Watch
While legislation tells us that no public servant reserves the right to monopolize access to power and circumvent processes meant for the fairness of the... more
November 8, 2017
Economic development and its impact on the status of democracy is a fascinating discussion. Western democracies have long established a perfect correlation... more
Barbara Geddes
Yasser Harrak
Samuel Huntington
Leonardo Villaton
Matthew Loveless
Arend Lijphart
Ross Bukhart
Renewal of the Gatineau Park Master Plan, which got underway in October 2017, is an exercise in smoke and mirrors. Based on its record, I can say the NCC has... more
Gatineau Park
National Capital Commission
Gatineau Park Protection Committee
Despite several complaints under the Police Services Act (PSA) lodged with the OCPC against the conduct of the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) Chair, Eli... more
Ottawa police
Ottawa Police Services Board
Eli El-Chantiry
9/11 Explanations: Assumptions and Narrow Context Still Common After 17 Years I contend that the victims of 9/11 were innocents and those responsible for the... more
September 26, 2017
US politics
Twenty-first century life has devolved into a predicted dystopia as “the technical advance which made it possible to receive and transmit simultaneously on the... more
Canadian Federal Elections
democratic elections
fair elections
Change is sometimes painful, sometimes expensive and often unavoidable. These three characteristics apply to climate change, which is forcing us to rethink our... more
climate change
carbon emissions
electric vehicles
Senator Richard Neufeld
Senator Paul J. Massicotte
Standing Senate Committee on Energy
the Environment and Natural Resources
While there is no summer heat, the conflict between Ottawa Police Services (OPS) and Capital Pride is making up for it. Recently, Capital Pride requested that... more
Ottawa Police Association
Ottawa Police Service
Ottawa Police Services Board
Allan Hubley
Time and time again, the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) and its Chair, Eli El-Chantiry, have been given the opportunity to demonstrate their willingness... more
Eli Eli-Chantiry
Ottawa Police Association
Ottawa police
Ottawa Police Services Board
Ottawa Police Services