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Political contributions from corporations and unions may soon be prohibited in Ottawa, Canada’s municipal elections if City Councillor Tobi Nussbaum can convince the city to seek provincial approval for the ban. On March 25, Nussbaum informed the city council he […]

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Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) have passed a motion requesting the government implement a lobbyist registry in the territory. The registry would identify lobbyists and each meeting with elected officials. MLAs have also asked the government to develop an […]

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A by-election will be held on February 5 to select a representative for the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada, for the Electoral District of Sudbury. The by-election was announced on January 7 by Chief Electoral Officer Greg […]

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Premier Brian Gallant has again questioned a long running delay in implementing a lobbyist registry in the province. The Legislative Assembly in New Brunswick passed the Lobbyists’ Registration Act in May but, in order to take effect, the cabinet must […]

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The consultation period for review of the Revised Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct has ended. Commissioner of Lobbying Karen Shepherd drafted the revisions and invited comment on the proposed changes to be submitted by December 19, 2014. The changes focus on […]

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Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis recently introduced the Alberta Accountability Act to ensure high ethical standards and to enhance accountability on behalf of elected officials and public servants. Among other changes, the legislation revises post-employment restrictions, increases […]

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On December 9, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario passed an omnibus bill that includes changes to the province’s Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998. Schedule 8 of Bill 8, the Accountability and Transparency Act, gives the Ontario Integrity Commissioner as Lobbyist Registrar […]

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October 28, 2014  •  

Toronto’s Rob Ford Wins Again

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford won another election last night in Toronto, albeit for the Ward 2 City Council seat he occupied before becoming mayor. The incumbent mayor’s brother, Doug Ford, lost his own bid to be the next mayor of […]

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Commissioner of Lobbying Karen Shepherd has drafted a revised Code of Conduct and invited written submissions on the proposed revisions. The changes focus on the relationship between lobbyists and public officials, while removing rules relating to the relationship between lobbyists […]

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Parliament and parts of the capital are emerging from a security lockdown following shootings at the National War Memorial and inside the Parliament building. A soldier guarding the memorial has died from his injuries, as well as a gunman. Prime […]

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October 20, 2014  •  

Ontario Assembly to Convene Today

Today the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, will convene for the first session of the 41st Parliament. The assembly had adjourned its session with unanimous consent on July 24, 2014, in order to continue to work over the summer to […]

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A by-election is scheduled in Saskatchewan for November 13, 2014, to elect a member of the Legislative Assembly from the Lloydminster riding. The polls in Lloydminster will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on election day.

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The fall sitting of the first session of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly will convene on Thursday, October 23, 2014. The assembly will adjourn on a date to be determined.

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The Legislative Assembly of British Columbia resumes today at noon for the prorogation of the second session of the 40th Parliament. The third session of the 40th Parliament will then open at 1:30 p.m. The third session is scheduled to […]

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