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Dan Donovan

Publisher and Managing Editor

Dan Donovan is the founding Publisher of Ottawa Life Magazine, the capital’s largest and longest running (est. 1996) general interest and lifestyles magazine. His work has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Financial Post, Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Masthead Magazine and The Hill Times. He is a regular guest commentator on public policy matters on CFRA, 1310 AM and the Corus networks Charles Adler Radio Show. He is a former Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at Magna International. He served as Chief of Staff to the former federal minister of youth and labour and as Director of Publications and Communications at the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. He is a former Director of Environment Policy at The International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. Dan holds degrees from both the University of Ottawa and the Université de Strasbourg (Institut d’Etudes Politique et Economie). He is a past member of the Executive Committee and the Board of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, former member of the Board of the National Cycling Centre and a former governor of the Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. His first book, True Grits, New Grits was published by Hemlock press in 1993.
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Book Review: Modern Whore by Andrea Werhun

Book Review: Modern Whore by Andrea Werhun

Photo credit: Nicole Bazuin In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind. Nora Ephron Andrea Werhun’s contrarian disposition on all matters related to sex and society is liberating, exasperating, provoking, authentic, truthful, debauched, funny and outrageously honest. At times [...]

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Ontario Chamber of Commerce Report says Ontarians Feeling Impact of Regressive Wynne Economic Policies

Ontario Chamber of Commerce Report says Ontarians Feeling Impact of Regressive Wynne Economic Policies

The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the second annual Ontario Economic Report (OER), a comprehensive analysis of data and emerging trends on the economic health of the province and the news is not good for the Wynne government. The original [...]

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Ottawa Life Magazine Exclusive Interview with Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu

Ottawa Life Magazine Exclusive Interview with Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu

Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu was in Canada in January to attend The Vancouver Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Security and Stability on the Korean Peninsula. In an exclusive interview, Cavusoglu shares his views with Ottawa Life Magazine Publisher & Managing Editor [...]

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Glorious Istanbul

Glorious Istanbul

ISTANBUL: The grandest of European cities that serves as the cultural and spiritual meeting point where Europe meets Asia. Separated in the middle by the Bosphorus Sea, which is the geographic border between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a thriving, lively, vibrant and affluent port city that is a traveler’s [...]

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Book Review: Edging Forward - Achieving Sustainable Community Development

Book Review: Edging Forward - Achieving Sustainable Community Development

Edging Forward: Achieving Sustainable Community Development – by Ann Dale ISBN 978-1-7750904-0-3 152 pages Edging Forward The Paris Accord, Kyoto, climate change, sustainable development, green energy, sustainable development, carbon tax and carbon footprint are just some of the phrases [...]

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A Hopeful Approach From China

A Hopeful Approach From China

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech at the 19th CPC National Congress in October was startling in one respect. He presented the idea of building a community of a shared future for mankind. It was a heartening and hopeful narrative coming from the leader of a great superpower and leader of [...]

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Do yu ting . . . at Meliá Braco Village in Jamaica

Do yu ting . . .  at Meliá Braco Village in Jamaica

Photos by David Massy If you are looking to escape the doldrums of winter and get rejuvenated, head to Jamaica. A predominantly English-Caribbean speaking country with a strong multicultural influence — the Taíno Indians, the Spanish colonizers, the English evangelizers, the black [...]

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Carleton Professor Says Minister and MPs are Failing the RCMP and Canadians

Carleton Professor Says Minister and MPs are Failing the RCMP and Canadians

Feature image: Former Commissioner of the RCMP Bob Paulson It appears the new tactic of dozens of Members of Parliament when they don’t want to deal with an issue is to just not respond to the inquiry. Either that or they answer an inquiry with a non-answer, or worse, answer with something [...]

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RCMP Brass Incompetence Requires Intervention By Justice Minister, Says The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada

RCMP Brass Incompetence Requires Intervention By Justice Minister, Says The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada

Feature image: From left: Const. Dave Joseph Ross, Const. Fabrice Georges Gevaudan and Const. Douglas James Larche (killed in Moncton in 2014) The Mounted Police Professional Association of Canada is demanding that the Trudeau government do something about the deplorable state of the RCMP leadership [...]

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Fake News, Real Death!

Fake News, Real Death!

Absurd, ridiculous, fantasy, fiction, deplorable would be some of the kinder words one could use to describe Ottawa Lawyer Michael Edelson’s #FakeNews story in an Ottawa court two weeks ago to explain Abdirahman Abdi's fatal encounter with his client, Ottawa Police Constable Daniel Montsion. [...]

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