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 July 27th, 2021.

Ray Pennings

Articles by Ray Pennings

  • An Election More Equal than Others

    The extent of this game-change will be determined by the results on Monday but, if the Bloc Quebecois declines as expected, and especially if that is combined with a Conservative government that will subsequently end the subsidy program for political parties, the pathway to achieving influence for y...

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  • Charity and Its Fruits

    In a recent publication entitled The Intersection of Governance and Citizenship in Canada: Not Quite the Third Way, she provocatively notes that the rhetoric and theory regarding citizen participation does not match the front-line reality, suggesting three reasons for this disconnect: a public polic...

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