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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?

Two things American this week:
Video of botched elephant hunt by U.S. NRA leader sparks fury

US Catholic bishops than a mixed response to racism

What’s Popular? 

1980 speech: Pierre Trudeau says no to Quebec sovereignty association

2002 speech: Canadian diplomat and philanthropist Steven Lewis pleads with rich countries to do more about HIV/AIDS in Africa

Quotable Quote:

“One word sums up the basis of all good conduct: loving-kindness. Do not do unto others what you do not want done to yourself”– Confucius