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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New Brunswick – Simply Delicious

New Brunswick – Simply Delicious

I have had the immense fortune of travelling across this great country. I've seen the energetic and diverse city of Vancouver with its mountainous backdrop and coastal shorelines, the great Canadian Rockies, beautiful Banff and the picturesque town of Canmore. I’ve been across the Saskatchewan [...]

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Analysis Paralysis - Marc Garneau

Analysis Paralysis - Marc Garneau

ABOVE: 737 Boeing Max 8 (photo credit: Caribb via flickr) Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau's befuddled and perplexing response to the safety concerns being raised from around the world regarding the safety and reliability of the 737 Boeing Max 8 is being attributed to the influence of [...]

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The Deep State - The Trudeau Government, Lobbyists and the Legalization of Corruption in Canada

The Deep State - The Trudeau Government, Lobbyists and the Legalization of Corruption in Canada

"There's no whore like an old whore" - Brian Mulroney on the Liberal Government in 1984 What many people outside of Ottawa don't understand is that there is a parallel system of government in Ottawa. This Deep State has more power than the elected MPs and Ministers who are supposed [...]

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Stay Classy - Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square

Stay Classy - Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square

Photo credit: Jeff Hitchcock via flickr If you are visiting Toronto on business, Le Germain Hotel Maple Leaf Square (Germain) will not disappoint. Located in the heart of Toronto's sports and entertainment district, adjacent to the city's financial centre, this classy eight-storey boutique [...]

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The Turkish Mediterranean — Antalya and the Turkish Turquoise Coast

The Turkish Mediterranean — Antalya and the Turkish Turquoise Coast

I have had the great privilege of traveling to many wonderful countries across the globe. Of all my travels, I’m most enamoured with Turkey and the nobility of the Turkish people. They are the most generous, hospitable and friendly people you will meet and the people of the Lycia top that list. [...]

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Wait Times Aren’t Worth It: Renowned Health City Cayman Islands hospital providing wait-time relief to Canadian patients

Wait Times Aren’t Worth It: Renowned Health City Cayman Islands hospital providing wait-time relief to Canadian patients

The Caribbean and the Cayman Islands have long been an annual vacation destination for thousands of Canadians seeking to escape the winter daze for a sunny respite. This is the home of the renowned Seven Mile Beach, known for its magnificent sunset views, resplendent hotels, calm turquoise waters and [...]

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Fake News, Real Death!

Fake News, Real Death!

This article was originally published on November 8th, 2017 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 [...]

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In Cyprus – It’s Time to Fish or Cut Bait

In Cyprus – It’s Time to Fish or Cut Bait

A reunified Cyprus could be a windfall for all Cypriots, especially with the recent discovery of billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas reserves off the coast of Cyprus. However, due to continued Greek intransigence, the possibility of a deal in 2019 seems remote. For the first time in decades, [...]

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Justin Trudeau — Genuinely insincere

Justin Trudeau — Genuinely insincere

"Because it’s 2015.” Remember that missive by our “feminist” Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau? Two key pillars in his election platform were his commitment to women’s issues and his commitment to Indigenous people in Canada. After becoming Prime Minister, Trudeau anointed [...]

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Meng Extradition a No Win for Canada

Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Meng Extradition a No Win for Canada

Acting U.S. Attorney General Matt Whitaker announces criminal charges against Huawei officials Photo credit: Joshua Roberts (Reuters) The U.S. Department of Justice laid out its case Monday against Huawei Technologies Vice President Meng Wanzhou who is the company’s chief financial officer and [...]

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