Journalism

COVID-19 diary: Dennis goes back and compares national and international events regarding the emerging pandemic with his personal calendar, in an attempt to understand why he was slow to realize what was happening. Here is the piece which appeared in his local community paper in Ottawa, Ontario.

In 2013, Victor Enns, editor of the (now defunct) magazine Rhubarb interviewed Dennis about the time that he had spent in federal politics. Victor asked Dennis why he ran for office and how he would describe the experience of serving as an MP.  Here is an edited version of part one of that conversation.

You can read here part two of an interview with Dennis by Victor Enns of Rhubarb magazine about a life in politics. Victor asked Dennis in detail about the experience of being a Member of Parliament. Here is an edited version of that conversation.

Dennis wrote an article for the Mennonite Creation Care Network (in the US and Canada) about what the 2019 federal election might mean regarding policy on climate change. You can read the piece here.

Dennis was interviewed about his book Speeches That Changed Canada. The piece was published by the Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians in their magazine called Beyond the Hill. You can read the interview here.

Some forms of populism are democratic and inclusive. Others are authoritarian, spreading hate and scapegoating the vulnerable. Read this speech by Dennis on Reframing Populism.

Read a review by Dennis of the 2018 book Journeys to Justice: Reflections on Canadian Christian Activism.

Read Dennis’ farewell to the Prairie Messenger, a paper published by the Benedictine monks at the St. Peter’s monastery in rural Saskatchewan, but which has ceased publication. Dennis had written for the publication for decades.

Read a post by Dennis with Rabble.ca about Rev. Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech delivered a few years before his assassination in 1968.

Read an article by Dennis in Christian Courier on Saskatchewan author Trevor Herriot and his new book, Towards a Prairie Atonement.

Read an article by Dennis in Policy Options magazine about the political rhetoric employed by Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in the U.S. election campaign.

Read  a review by Dennis in the Canadian Parliamentary Review of Professor David McGrane’s book,  Remaining Loyal: Social Democracy in Quebec and Saskatchewan

Read a piece by Dennis about a school Christmas concert that occurred in his prairie village when he was a child. The story was carried some years ago by CBC Radio and was also published in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper: THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT