Ray Pennings

Ray Pennings co-founded Cardus in 2000 and currently serves as Executive Vice President, working out of the Ottawa office. Ray has a vast amount of experience in Canadian industrial relations and has been involved in public policy discussions and as a political activist at all levels of government. Ray is a respected voice in Canadian politics, contributing as a commentator, pundit and critic in many of Canada’s leading news outlets and as an advisor and strategist on political campaign teams.

Bio last updated February 19th, 2022.

Ray Pennings

Articles by Ray Pennings

  • Feeling Gutless on Remembrance Day

    Ray Pennings reflects on the difficulty of stomaching Remembrance Day and the ugliness of war, commemorating those who have gone before us. 

    My heart is deeply patriotic and is proud of the historic contributions that Canadian men and women have made militarily ...

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  • Hockey and Politics Don't Mix

    Lawrence Martin's recent Globe and Mail column talked about the change of the Canadian brand under the Conservative government, labelling it a voter-approved changed "from a country of Ken Dryden values to one closer to those of Don Cherry Don Cherry's appeal comes because he talks about loyalty to ...

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  • Keeping Public Faith in Perspective

    What I do know is that communicating a sense of entitlement and privilege with religious language is not the sort of faith in public life I am advocating. Anita Perry's outburst last week that her husband, an outspoken evangelical running for the Republican Presidential nomination, was being "brutal...

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