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After more than two years of debate, the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan passed a bill containing a lobbyist registration scheme. Under the new law, lobbyists, as defined therein, must register and file activity reports online. There are several notable provisions […]

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is investigating allegations of illegal lobbying by a former senior adviser to Prime Minister Stephen Harper in connection with work for an energy advocacy group in Calgary. The RCMP says after Bruce Carson left […]

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  Pauline Marois, the premier of Quebec, has called a general election to be held on April 7. Currently, elections in Quebec only take place upon a decree by the premier. Beginning in 2016, elections will have set dates. When […]

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The Ottawa, Ontario ethics code is being evaluated today against the backdrop of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s recent public indulgences and transgressions. At an event being held at Carleton University titled “Could Rob Ford’s Antics Happen in Ottawa?” Mayor Jim […]

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The Harper government introduced the Fair Elections Act to amend the Canada Elections Act on Tuesday, February 4. Bill C-23 will increase contribution limits to political parties from $1,200 to $1,500, increase penalties to $100,000 for intentional violations by corporations, […]

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Former Quebec premier, Jean Charest, is accused of accepting $3,000 from a lobbyist while in office. The payment occurred just days before the 2008 general election and was given by a senior executive at a windmill manufacturing company. Charest denies […]

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Drs. Gaétan Barrette and Frédéric Desjardins have been accused of engaging in illegal lobbying of former Quebec Health Minister Philippe Couillard. Barrette and Desjardins wrote a letter to Couillard regarding the ownership of private radiology clinics at a time the […]

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Today, by-elections were called in Ontario, Canada, for the provincial electoral districts of Niagara Falls and Thornhill. The election for both seats will be held on February 13. Kim Craitor resigned from his seat as MPP for Niagara Falls in […]

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Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister Tim McMillan is spearheading an effort to overhaul the disadvantageous procurement practices of other Canadian provinces. Specifically, McMillan wants to see the preference for local suppliers abolished, which he believes is in violation of trade […]

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The Cornwall, Ontario city government’s website has been updated with a section dedicated to the 2014 Municipal Elections. Information on the Canadian municipality’s website includes a list of the nominated candidates, candidate nomination forms, and other resources. Additional material will […]

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If you’re planning to lobby north of the border, there are a number of changes on the horizon you should be aware of. This fall saw quite a bit of activity for Canadian lobbying legislation, with two provinces introducing laws […]

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December 20, 2013  •  

Yukon Assembly Adjourns

The 2013 fall sitting of the first session of the 33rd Yukon Legislative Assembly adjourned on December 19, 2013. During this sitting the Assembly passed the Health Information Privacy and Management Act. The act “will raise the bar on privacy […]

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The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation requiring paid lobbyists to register with the province. The impetus for the legislation is public accountability for the actions of lobbyists. The proposed law would cover people paid to lobby elected officials on behalf […]

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Legislation has been introduced capping political contributions for candidates seeking the leadership of a political party or electoral district candidacy under a political party. Currently, the Political Process Financing Act only limits contributions to a party or an independent candidate. […]

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