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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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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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A special election was held in Quebec on April 7, resulting in a new majority government. Premier Pauline Marois, leader of the Parti Quebecois, called the election hoping her party would garner a majority of seats within the National Assembly. […]

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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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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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