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Although the next provincial election in Nova Scotia isn’t scheduled until 2025, Elections Nova Scotia (ENS) has published its strategic blueprint in preparation for that election and beyond. ENS’s new four-year strategic plan, which will last until 2026, focuses on […]

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On June 21, Jean-François Routhier, the Commissioner of Lobbying with Lobbyisme Québec, officially deployed the first phase of Carrefour Lobby Quebec, the new online disclosure regime of lobbying activities for the province. The current registry of lobbyists will be replaced […]

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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 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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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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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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February 16, 2022  •  

By-Election Called in Alberta

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On March 15, a by-election will be held to elect a member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the electoral division of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche. After a six-month wait, and on the last possible day authorized by law, […]

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The Lobbyist Registry for the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada has officially gone live on the city’s website this month. A new lobbying law, passed on October 19, 2021, requires consultant lobbyists, in-house lobbyists, and voluntary unpaid lobbyists to file […]

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Elections Canada has published the federal contribution limits for the 2022 calendar year. In 2022, individuals may contribute up to $1,675 to independent candidates, leadership candidates, registered parties, and to, in total, all of the registered associations, nomination contestants and […]

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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

Sometime in January of 2022, the city of Burlington, Ontario, Canada expects to have its new electronic Lobbyist Registry webpage available to the public. The city’s new lobbying law, passed on October 19, 2021, requires consultant lobbyists, in-house lobbyists, and […]

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The public has until February 18, 2022, to share input on a proposed draft update of Canada’s Federal Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct. On December 15, the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying began receiving all views, suggestions, and perspectives from […]

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Quebec National Assembly - dszpiro on Flickr, CC BY 2.0

A new online Lobbyists Registry for Quebec, whose original deadline for implementation was set by law as of December 19, 2021, has been postponed until 2022. On December 9, the National Assembly of Québec passed legislation allowing the government more […]

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A lawsuit alleging the Ontario Integrity Commissioner failed to properly penalize offenders of the Lobbyist Registration Act (LRA) was dismissed by a Divisional Court in November. Sometime after March 20, 2022, a hearing for an appeal of this decision filed […]

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