Amy MacPherson
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Amy MacPherson is a freelance investigative journalist, based in Ontario, Canada. Her research is dedicated to politics, public policy, economic and social justice, with a penchant for going beyond the mainstream to produce original analysis of controversial subjects.

Venues include the CBC, Huffington Post, Open Government projects and numerous local publications, often earning featured placement. She's covered federal and provincial elections for the state broadcaster in both print and television formats. Ms. MacPherson investigates on an international scale and she's been a guest on American radio programs as well. Current major projects include a special report on the privatization of Canadian health care and a series-based exposé on former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, for which she is seeking partners in lengthier publication.

In her spare time she also engages in public education, as a keynote speaker and spokesperson for various organizations. To contact or receive updates regarding all things political, please follow on Twitter: @MsAmyMacPherson or visit her blog for poignant insights that go the extra mile: amymacpherson.wordpress.com

Entries by Amy MacPherson

Will the Ethics Minister Investigate this MP's Failure to Disclose Her Income?

(27) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 3:04 PM

Surprising developments continue to challenge the Harper government and it doesn't appear the recent cabinet shuffle was enough to contain the party's troubles. In July, the Prime Minister embarked on a public relations makeover to soften the blow from repeated allegations of criminal activity and impropriety against a growing number...

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Was Rob Ford Talking About Drugs on the Danforth?

(63) Comments | Posted August 11, 2013 | 10:18 AM

This weekend marks a staple celebration in Toronto, and the mayor of Canada's largest city was there. Rob Ford attended Taste of the Danforth; not as a proper ambassador, but rather as a patron intent to enjoy the festivities intoxicated.

YouTube users have been flooding the site with...

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David Suzuki Empowers 8,000 Youth to Wake Up Canada!

(1) Comments | Posted May 5, 2013 | 11:16 PM

The saying goes, if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? According to 8,000 Ontario youths it surely does. You just wouldn't know from media outside this Windsor community despite their resounding hollers and applause.

On April 25,...

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Has the Liberal Party Jeopardized Recent Gains?

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 6:18 PM

With only two days to go before the deadline, the Liberal Party of Canada (LPC) is working feverishly to deal with a communications glitch that could jeopardize recent gains.

It was previously reported that 294,000 individuals signed on to help them choose a new leader. It was a...

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Part II: Where Your CPP Money Really Goes

(38) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 12:30 PM

In part one of this two-part series, we examined the Canada Pension Plan's (CPP) investment in drones, computerized soldiers, land occupation and an infamous prison scandal. Part two is dedicated to the many potential conflicts of interest -- yours, mine, the executives' and the PMO's. Some might be...

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Your CPP Is Funding War Crimes

(40) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 12:09 PM

How would you feel if someone told you that every one of your paycheques was being used to support war crimes and keep the companies accused of these atrocities rolling in lucrative business? And how would you feel if you lived off the avails of torture and bloodshed through the...

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Harry Fear Has a Message for Canadians

(8) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 1:28 PM

He graced our television sets with live reports from the most recent conflict between Palestine and Israel. Now that a ceasefire has been reached, British filmmaker and human rights advocate, Harry Fear, has embarked on a world talking tour to share his knowledge about the social, political and...

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Is This Politician Insulting War Vets?

(10) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 12:00 AM

It all began when Conservative MP Bev Oda resigned her position with the Harper government. The disgraced Minister of International Cooperation was responsible for a series of scandals that including being the first sitting cabinet minister to be found in contempt of Parliament, extravagant use of...

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Why Are the Freemasons Collecting Our Children's DNA?

(220) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 8:31 AM

Conspiracy theorists need theorize no more. In pages from a fiction novel brought to life, the strangest twists in popular folklore have been winding through our government corridors. In this case I wouldn't blame you for being tempted to run it by Snopes.

Fabled as a secret society, Freemasons see...

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Hey Harper, Socialists Were War Heroes Too

(26) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 6:05 PM

Prime Minister Harper is due for a history lesson, regarding remarks he entered during Question Period on Thursday, April 26. At this time he accused the NDP of failing to support the fight against Hitler in WWII. Many Members of Parliament have kindly corrected his error; that the New Democratic...

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