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Dennis Gruending is an Ottawa-based writer and blogger and a former Member of Parliament.
Writer and former MP Dennis Gruending

I am a Canadian writer and blogger, and a former Member of Parliament. This site reflects my interests in politics, social justice, rhetoric and books.  You will see on the sidebar that I write two Blogs which I invite you to follow.  I have written or edited eight Books, which I would be delighted to have you read. Some of my  Journalism is posted on the site as well. Please check out my What’s New, What’s Popular  sections below to see what I am following and writing. You can also follow my Quotable Quotes. I refresh this page regularly. If you would like to receive an email when I do, please Contact Me and I will add you to the list.

What’s New?

CBC News: Canada is ‘playing chicken’ with COVID-19 by reopening while variants are spreading widely

The Canadian Press: COVID-19 lockdowns limit access to national library and archive collections

What’s Popular? 

Nelson Mandela thanks Canada: Great Canadian Speeches, 1998

Notable historical female speeches regarding women’s rights and women’s equality    

Quotable Quote:

* “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for yourself”— The prophet Muhammad.