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Valerie Jepson began her term as the city’s new integrity commissioner on September 6. Jepson, whose appointment was approved by the City Council in June, replaces Janet Leiper, the commissioner since 1999. Jepson was counsel for the Office of the […]

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Lucie Fiset, the chief electoral officer of Quebec, plans to set up a searchable online registry for accused violators of the province’s election laws. The database is slated to be operational by March 2015. This initiative is part of Fiset’s […]

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The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying is set to enhance the lobbyist registration system following website maintenance on July 5, 2014. The system updates will provide lobbyists with a late notification when monthly communication reports are not filed on […]

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The Fair Elections Act to amend the Canada Elections Act has passed and received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014. Bill C-23 increases contribution limits to candidates and political parties from $1,200 to $1,500. Third-party advertising limits, currently imposed only […]

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On June 11, the Toronto, Canada City Council appointed Valerie L. Jepson as the city’s new integrity commissioner. According to the city’s press release, Jepson was counsel for the Office of the Ontario Integrity Commissioner since 2007. Jepson replaces Janet […]

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On May 29, the second session of the 40th parliament of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia adjourned for the summer. It is scheduled to reconvene on October 6, 2014, and to adjourn on November 27, 2014. Two campaign finance […]

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The day before scheduled adjournment, New Brunswick’s Legislative Assembly approved the Lobbyists’ Registration Act, establishing a lobbyist registry for the province. The Act establishes a registrar of lobbyists and outlines requirements for registration by consultant and in-house lobbyists. The province […]

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Commissioner of Lobbying Karen Shepherd intends to revise the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct following a period of public consultation launched in September 2013. The consultation offered participants the chance to submit suggestions for improvement by writing and by roundtable discussion. […]

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May 21, 2014  •  

Yukon Assembly Adjourns

The first session of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly, which convened on March 25, adjourned on May 15, 2014. The Legislative Assembly is scheduled to reconvene later this year. The session dates will be announced two weeks before the session […]

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Today the Chief Electoral Officer for Ontario, Canada, Greg Essensa, announced the province will hold general elections on June 12, 2014. According to the Elections Ontario’s press release, the candidate nomination period runs from May 15 to May 22. The […]

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Two campaign finance bills affecting local elections in British Columbia were passed last week by the Legislative Assembly. On May 1, Bill No. 20, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, and Bill No. 21, Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, […]

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A new bill introduced in the Yukon 33rd Legislative Assembly would create a lobbying law for the territory. Introduced on April 9 by MLA Liz Hanson, Leader of the Opposition New Democratic Party, the proposed legislation creates a registrar position […]

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A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has ruled the province’s law requiring registration for political advertising is constitutional, even if no money on advertising has been spent. The Election Act requires individuals and organizations wanting to sponsor election advertising to […]

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On April 9, the Ontario, Canada Legislative Assembly held a second reading of Bill 179, which would amend the province’s Lobbyists Registration Act. The bill, introduced on March 24, redefines “in-house lobbyist” to include paid directors as well as employees […]

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