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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The Vimy Award winner pushes back against spineless toadies in Ottawa.

The Vimy Award winner pushes back against spineless toadies in Ottawa.

ABOVE: Lieutenant-General J.O. Michel Maisonneuve (ret’d), CMM, MSC, CD delivering his acceptance speech at the 2022 Vimy Awards Gala. (PHOTO: CDA) The woke-ist Locusts and their corrosive cancel culture. The cancel culture movement is rampant in Ottawa. Under the Liberal government, it [...]

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President Tokayev rolls the dice and wins election for a ‘Fair and Just Kazakhstan’

President Tokayev rolls the dice and wins election for a ‘Fair and Just Kazakhstan’

ABOVE: The Central Election Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan declared Kassym-Jomart Tokayev (inset) the President. After a tumultuous year, Kazakhstan chooses to stay on the democratic road The Central Election Commission (CEC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan confirmed Monday, November [...]

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Premier Ford is dead wrong in his approach to Education Workers.

Premier Ford is dead wrong in his approach to Education Workers.

The bully in the room in Ontario education. Ontario education workers are poorly paid. Many of them work two or even three jobs to make ends meet. They have the hard-earned right, like hundreds of thousands of other Canadians, to bargain and negotiate a decent salary for themselves. While it is [...]

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Chris Borris of OSSTF says working as an EA is impractical financially.

Chris Borris of OSSTF says working as an EA is impractical financially.

Ontario has one of the best secondary and post-secondary school systems in the world. While teachers are well compensated and negotiate with the province annually over wages and benefits, the same cannot be said for all ‘education workers’ — the educational assistants, continuing education [...]

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EU Ambassador on Canada-EU Relations, Ukraine, and Energy Worries in Europe.

EU Ambassador on Canada-EU Relations, Ukraine, and Energy Worries in Europe.

Dr. Melita Gabrič is the EU’s Ambassador to Canada. She was tasked with the new assignment after serving as Ambassador of Slovenia to Canada from 2018-2021. Ambassador Gabrič is multilingual and holds a Ph.D. in International Relations. Prior to her Canadian assignment, she served as Slovenia’s [...]

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President Xi consolidates power, lays out agenda for China

President Xi consolidates power, lays out agenda for China

ABOVE: President Xi addressing delegates at the 20th National Congreass of the Chinese Communist Party. (PHOTO: JU PENG/XINHUA, chinadaily.com) The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is underway in Beijing The 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) opened [...]

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OSSTF President calls for Education support workers to be fairly compensated.

OSSTF President calls for Education support workers to be fairly compensated.

ABOVE: Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) President Karen Littlewood is calling for real investments in public education in Ontario. As hundreds of high school students were changing class and walking across the scenic grounds of Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa on a [...]

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“The Right Path” on a winding road.

“The Right Path” on a winding road.

The Right Path: How Conservatives Can United, Inspire and Take Canada Forward Author: Tasha Kheiriddin Published by: Optimum Publishing International ISNB - 13: 9780888903310 The Conservative Party of Canada’s third leadership race in six years will be decided on September 10th. The winner [...]

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Why Jewish people in Canada should fear the Trudeau government.

Why Jewish people in Canada should fear the Trudeau government.

An Anti-Semitic Fifth Column has embedded itself in Trudeau’s caucus and in Canada’s Civil Service. Earlier in my career, I proudly worked for the Opposition Liberals under John Turner and later in the Liberal government of Jean Chretien. They were true Liberals—principled, informed, [...]

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The One China principle and the One China policy . . . explained

The One China principle and the One China policy . . . explained

The most serious threat to the international order may be western arrogance. In March 2021, United Secretary Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with China’s most senior foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Anchorage, [...]

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