Canada's New Lobbyists' Code of Conduct to Take Effect December 1 - State and Federal Communications

November 10, 2015  •  

Canada’s New Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct to Take Effect December 1

Flag of CanadaOn December 1, 2015, new revisions to Canada’s Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct will take effect.  The updates to the Code of Conduct, which has not been updated since 1997, are designed to clarify the rules and restrictions on lobbying in the country.

New rules will prohibit a lobbyist from lobbying a public official if the lobbyist has campaigned for or has business interests with the public official.  New regulations addressing gifts will hold a lobbyist responsible for giving a gift the public official is not allowed to accept.

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