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On August 15, Caroline J. Simard will begin her tenure as the new Commissioner of Canada Elections. The Commissioner of Canada Elections is responsible for ensuring compliance with, and enforcement of, the Canada Elections Act. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) […]

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Sometime before November 26, 2022, a by-election will be announced for the seat in the House of Commons representing Mississauga–Lakeshore in the province of Ontario. On May 30, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, Stéphane Perrault, received official notice from […]

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On May 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In January, FEC Vice Chair Steven T. Walther announced he would be stepping down as commissioner upon […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On May 17, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) made available its updated FEC Form 1, the Statement of Organization for Political Committees, which now includes designations for superPACs and Hybrid Committees. SuperPACs, which are technically independent expenditure-only political committees, and […]

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On May 16, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a part of federal campaign finance law regulating the repayment of loans from candidates to their own campaigns. Generally, Section 304 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 barred campaigns […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On May 3, the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration favorably reported to the full Senate its approval of the nomination of Dara Lindenbaum to serve as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC). In January, FEC Vice […]

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The public has until June 21 to comment on a proposed rule allowing federal employees to accept gifts of certain legal costs. The proposed rule would create new federal regulations governing a federal employee’s acceptance of payments for legal expenses […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

“Going forward,” the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will require disclosure requirements for contributions received from limited liability companies (LLCs) be applied to independent expenditure-only political committees (i.e., Super PACs) in the same manner in which they are applied to all […]

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its audit of federal lobbying compliance for 2021. For the audit, the GAO reviewed a random sample of 98 quarterly disclosure reports filed for the third and fourth quarters of calendar year 2020 […]

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On April 1, 2022, Elections Canada published the updated limits on expenses for regulated activities of third parties involved in federal elections in Canada. The Canada Elections Act imposes a limit on expenses a third party can incur for regulated […]

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Today is the last day for all federal agencies to have ensured they have incorporated a $15 minimum wage in any of their new contract solicitations. On April 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden had signed an executive order requiring […]

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On March 21, Broadcasting Arbitrator Monica Song was reappointed to her position in charge of allocating broadcasting time among registered parties. Ms. Song, who has served in the post since being originally appointed in 2020, is also a public law […]

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FEC; Photo: Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call

On March 10, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) approved revisions to Form 1, the Statement of Organization for political committees, as well as to the instructions for the form and an Explanation and Justification for the revisions. On January 13, […]

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On April 11, a provincial byelection will be held in the electoral division of Marie-Victorin for the Quebec National Assembly. The election will be held to fill the vacant seat of former Member of the National Assembly Catherine Fournier, who […]

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