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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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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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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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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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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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