Revolving Door Legislation Introduced in Legislative Assembly of British Columbia - State and Federal Communications

October 6, 2017  •  

Revolving Door Legislation Introduced in Legislative Assembly of British Columbia

Cabinet Ministers and other public officer holders in British Columbia will be prohibited from lobbying the government of British Columbia for two years after leaving office under a bill proposed in the legislature this week. Attorney-General David Eby, who announced the legislation, said the legislation is intended to “restore public confidence,” according to The Globe and Mail.

The prohibition in the bill applies to former public office holders, which the legislation defines as a former member of the Executive Council and any individual formerly employed in the former member’s former office, other than administrative support staff, or a former parliamentary secretary.

Those listed in the definition also includes any individual who formerly occupied either a senior executive position in a ministry, the position of associate deputy minister, assistant deputy minister or a position of comparable rank in a ministry, or a prescribed position in a Provincial entity.

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