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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

Welcome to my website. 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 try my Quotable Quotes Quiz. 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?

* Academic from Saskatoon plays key role in Cambridge University divesting from fossil fuels – CBC News

* Canadian far right social media conspiracy site is run by a Woodbridge, Ontario Instagram influencer sponsored by major corporate brands – PressProgress

What’s Popular? 

* How do we avoid future authoritarians? Winning back the working class is key – Bernie Sanders in The Guardian

* Archiving My Literary Papers: A How-To of mine in Write, publication of The Writers’ Union of Canada (find the article by scrolling to page 16 in the pdf).

Quotable Quote:

*  “ When do those rights start to infringe on the rights of other people? The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” – Professor Kerri Froc on “freedom rallies” protesting mask wearing and business shutdowns. (Globe and Mail, Nov. 26, 2020)