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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Canada’s China policy should begin with release of Meng Wanzhou

Canada’s China policy should begin with release of Meng Wanzhou

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): Michael Kovrig, Meng Wangzhou, Michael Spavor Deal with the faults of others as gently as your own. — Chinese proverb The continued stridency and vitriol of the Trudeau Liberal government towards China is counter productive and doing nothing [...]

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Excusing rape — OCPC must investigate competency of Ottawa Police Services Board

Excusing rape — OCPC must investigate competency of Ottawa Police Services Board

The Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) has received multiple complaints about harassment and misogyny against female officers and employees on the force for over a decade. Last Friday, it was reported by Post Media that a female Ottawa Police constable was allegedly raped by a fellow officer eight years [...]

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China-Africa Summit calls for COVID cooperation

China-Africa Summit calls for COVID cooperation

ABOVE: China's medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana, April 6, 2020. (Photo: Xinhuanet.com) Chinese and African leaders hosted the ‘Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19’ on Wednesday June 17. The [...]

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Chinese White Paper Explains COVID-19 Strategy

Chinese White Paper Explains COVID-19 Strategy

The Chinese government has released a white paper titled Fighting COVID-19: China in Action that records China’s response to the pandemic. The report describes China’s fight against the COVID-19 epidemic as ‘a test of fire’ and a major public health emergency. The coronavirus [...]

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China uses technology to track COVID-19 — will the West follow

China uses technology to track COVID-19 — will the West follow

Above: In China, a green QR code is confirmation of a positive health and travel status, allowing an individual access to transit, businesses and more. Photo: France24 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivered a speech on May 22 to China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) laying out the country’s [...]

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Hey parliamentary press and national media – wake up!

Hey parliamentary press and national media – wake up!

Above: RCMP officers physically remove Keean Bexte, a Rebel News journalist, from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's daily press conference. Inset, Justin Trudeau and CBC's Rosemary Barton taking a selfie together. When a journalist is arrested at a protest, the free and fair gathering of the [...]

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Attorney General must investigate misogyny at Ottawa Police

Attorney General must investigate misogyny at Ottawa Police

Pictured above: Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly and acting Deputy Chief Joan McKenna The Attorney General of Ontario should immediately step-in and override Ottawa Police Chief Peter Sloly and the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) decision to not call in an independent police agency to investigate [...]

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 Chinese Foreign Minister on China, COVID-19, Trump and more

 Chinese Foreign Minister on China, COVID-19, Trump and more

Above: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Yesterday, in a wide-ranging interview at the National People’s Congress of China and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi laid out China’s views on major global issues from Covid19 [...]

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Oversight and temperament problems at Ottawa Police Service

Oversight and temperament problems at Ottawa Police Service

Above: Ottawa Police Chief, Peter Sloly I am not sure which is more troubling, the ongoing failure of the Ottawa Police Services Board (OPSB) to properly adjudicate their responsibilities over the Ottawa Police Services (OPS) or the continuing systemic and structural problems at the force. These include [...]

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OAG’s Franklin Carmichael in Group of Seven stamp series

OAG’s Franklin Carmichael in Group of Seven stamp series

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first exhibition of the Group of Seven, Canada Post is issuing a new series of stamps featuring striking landscapes by original members of the Group. The set includes In the Nickel Belt (1928) by Franklin Carmichael, a work from the Firestone Collection [...]

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