New Lobbyists' Code of Conduct Goes Into Effect in Canada - State and Federal Communications

December 1, 2015  •  

New Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct Goes Into Effect in Canada

Flag of CanadaAn updated Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct, which had not been revised since 1997, goes into effect today.

The new Code prohibits lobbyists from lobbying a public official if the lobbyist has campaigned for or has a business interest with the public official. Lobbyists will now be held responsible for giving prohibited gifts to public officials.

The revised rules are aimed at increasing transparency and public trust in officeholders.

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