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Democracy Watch sets out news, opinion, analysis and proposals for change from Democracy Watch, Canada's leading democratic reform, good government and corporate responsibility organization.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 14
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Duff Conacher | Quebec's world-leading system provides plenty of tips on how to democratize Canada's political financing system.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog December 15
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Democracy Watch | Conservative MPs changed the 'Reform Act,' which took away key powers of federal political party leaders, into the 'Hope for Reform Act,' which may or may not change anything.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog December 8
Duff Conacher | A House Commiittee is reviewing the Reform Act this week -- will they gut it as party leaders want?
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 28
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Duff Conacher | The federal Conservatives are not proposing enough changes to make their so-called "Fair Elections Act," or federal elections, actually fair.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog January 17
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch calls on Ethics Commissioner to launch inquiry into former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl’s work as Chair of SIRC since 2012, and with Enbridge and others since 2011 – beli
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog October 31
Duff Conacher | Independent prosecutor, and new loophole-free rules and strong enforcement system, needed
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog July 25
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch announced today that it will file complaints with every provincial and territorial ethics/integrity commissioner about the benefits every premier is receiving from various corporations
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog July 11
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch calls for transparency in the Wright-Duffy situation in order to ensure that Canadians can be confident there is no partisan influence.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog July 5
Democracy Watch | A country’s Head of State is not just a hollow symbol of old history. The person represents the people of a country -- their values and common purpose, their sense of unity, their loyalty.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog June 24
Democracy Watch | People in politics need job descriptions, and strong transparency, ethics and accountability rules, to ensure they fulfill their public duties properly
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog June 4
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch released the response from the PMO/PCO that delays responding to the Access to Information Act request for the number of times federal the Ethics Commissioner has contacted them.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog May 31
Democracy Watch | The Ethics Commissioner has covered up twice already for Nigel Wright -- but public evidence is so clear another cover-up would be an even bigger scandal
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog May 22
Democracy Watch | Biased, lapdog investigations mean cover-up of Senate scandal most likely outcome and public inquiry will be needed – Wright, Duffy should be found guilty of violating ethics rules
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog May 10
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Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch released its Report Card on the 2013 Democratic Good Government Election Platforms of the five main British Columbia political parties
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog May 10
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Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch released federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson’s refusal to investigate yet another clear case
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog May 2
Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch renewed its call for a public inquiry into Elections Canada following a recent report highlighting major systemic issues with the 2011 federal election.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 25
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch and the Government Ethics Coalition set out 10 reasons Canadians should be concerned about the current review of federal ethics rules by the House of Commons Ethics Committee.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 19
Democracy Watch | The federal Conservatives have now violated for seven months Parliament’s deadline for introducing a bill to restrict election fraud robocalls and strengthen election law enforcement.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 15
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch congratulates Justin Trudeau, and sets out detailed plan for democratic good government and corporate responsibility reforms
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 12
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch released the complaint it has filed with the Ethics Commissioner alleging that the Prime Minister's by-election call helped his Conservative friend Peter Penashue's career interest.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog April 1
Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch expressed its pleasure with the fact that the Information Commissioner has officially confirmed they will conduct a full investigation into the muzzling of scientists.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog March 29
Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch called for changes to free and empower MPs in key, reasonable ways that recognize there are times when party discipline is appropriate.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog March 12
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch filed a complaint with the Commissioner of Canada Elections at Elections Canada about the several federal Liberal leadership race candidates who made “loans” to themselves.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog March 5
Democracy Watch | Comprehensive audits, and a new Financial Consumer Organization are needed to ensure bank profits are not excessive, and for accountability and financial literacy.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog February 28
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch is calling for key changes to give Auditor Generals across Canada, and the federal Parliamentary Budget Officer, the independence, mandate and powers to ensure honesty in government.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog February 22
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch, in partnership with the Environmental Law Clinic of the University of Victoria, filed a complaint with the federal Information Commissioner.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog February 13
Tyler Sommers | The most simple, least costly, and therefore best solution is to abolish the Senate and incorporate more regional representation into the House of Commons.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog February 12
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch called on committee to require Commissioner Dawson to disclose a summary of the more than 80 complaints she has rejected since 2007 with secret rulings.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog February 6
Democracy Watch | Democracy Watch and the national Government Ethics Coalition called on the Committee to recommend strengthening the federal Conflict of Interest Act and MP and senator ethics codes and enforcement.
Blog - Democracy Watch's blog January 29
Democracy Watch | Today, Democracy Watch called on Canadians to hold coffee parties through CoffeeParty.ca to write letters to politicians.

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