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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Ethics Committee of the Canadian House of Commons issued a report this month making recommendations for the House and the executive branch, including recommending greater recording-keeping when meeting with lobbyists. Specifically, the committee urges the Government of Canada to […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

On June 8, an Ontario, Canada Superior Court judge struck down a section of the province’s Election Finances Act that mandated a 12-month pre-election period restricting third party advertising. Ontario Superior Court Justice Edward M. Morgan’s decision, Working Families Ontario […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

On June 3, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario adjourned for the summer. Bill 162, Public Accountability and Lobbyist Transparency Act, 2020, has remained in committees since March of 2020. Changes the legislation could bring include requiring any member of the […]

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Manitoba Legislative Building

On June 1, the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba adjourned for the summer. Bill 222, The Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, was introduced in March, but has not yet moved beyond the first reading. The bill would remove the exemption for union […]

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British Columbia Legislature

On May 12, the British Columbia Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists released an updated guidance document concerning provincial entities. The most prominent update concerns reporting when lobbying regional health authorities. The Office of the Registrar interprets health authorities to […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Elections Canada recently published the updated limits on expenses for regulated activities of third parties involved in federal elections in Canada. The Canada Elections Act imposes a limit on expenses a third party can incur for regulated political activities. For […]

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British Columbia Legislature

The British Columbia Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists released new guidance documents this month outlining key considerations for lobbyists when declaring government funding in the Lobbyists Registry and guidance on the term “provincial entity” as it is used in […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada has released information concerning COVID-19 emergency funding and registration requirements online. Several key points are emphasized by the Office: communications with public office holders about the making, developing or amending of […]

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario building - Saforrest (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)

On February 25, a bill was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to increase the province’s contribution limits and make other changes to its election laws. Bill 254, Protecting Ontario Elections Act, 2021, as introduced by Attorney General Doug […]

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Confederation Building, Newfoundland, CA - by shhewitt

On February 13, voters in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador will go to the polls to vote for candidates for the House of Assembly. The original fixed election date was October 10, 2023. However, because Premier Andrew Furey […]

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Yukon Legislature - by Own Work

A one-time grace period for lobbyists to register in the Canadian territory of Yukon ended on January 13. On October 15, the Canadian territory of Yukon’s new and first lobbying law came into force with the online Yukon Lobbyist Registry […]

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Elections Canada has published the federal contribution limits for the 2021 calendar year. In 2021, individuals may contribute up to $1,650 to independent candidates, leadership candidates, registered parties, and to, in total, all of the registered associations, nomination contestants and […]

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Temporary Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The Commissioner of Lobbying is concluding a public input period to determine whether changes to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct are necessary. From November 2 to December 11, 2020, Commissioner Nancy Belanger sought input from the public about its views […]

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Yukon Legislature - by Own Work

On October 15, the Canadian territory of Yukon’s new and first lobbying law came into force with the online Yukon Lobbyist Registry becoming live. Bill No. 23, the Lobbyists Registration Act, received Royal Assent on November 22, 2018, but only […]

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