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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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Burlington, Ontario City Hall - The Fwanksta, Public domain

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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On August 15, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an early election to be held on September 20. The election is being called in the hopes voters will approve of his government’s post-pandemic recovery plan. Previously, the next state fixed-date […]

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The provincial general election for Nova Scotia will be held on Tuesday, August 17. This 41st provincial general election will be held to elect a member in each of the 55 electoral districts to serve in the House of Assembly. […]

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The Ethics Committee of the Canadian House of Commons issued a report this month making recommendations for the House and the executive branch, including recommending greater recording-keeping when meeting with lobbyists. Specifically, the committee urges the Government of Canada to […]

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Elections Canada recently 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 political activities. For […]

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