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Is Political Activity Dead for Canada’s Lobbyists?

August 28, 2020

Lobbyists for the most part are political junkies. They live to work on political campaigns of all kinds—from municipal races to national elections. Lobbyists often play key strategic roles in political campaigns…

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Key Skills of a Lobbyist

“Can you get us a meeting with the Premier?” This is a request all lobbyists will likely hear at some point in their careers — and it is the request that often gives us the most pause.

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Message from the Commissioner of Lobbying – June 2015

Reminder concerning the participation of lobbyists in political activities – June 2015

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Advocacy: Year in review and what to expect in 2018

Highlights of this year’s activities — 2017

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PAAC Advocacy Alert – City of Toronto Lobbying Bylaw

On Wednesday February 10, 2016, PAAC President John Capobianco and Advocacy Committee Chair Steve Andrews will be presenting PAAC’s submission to the City of Toronto in respect of proposed changes to the City’s lobbying By-Law.

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The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Presents a Report on the Statutory Review of the Lobbying Act

Summary of Statutory Review of the Lobbying Act

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The Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics Presents a Report on the Statutory Review of the Lobbying Act

Government Relations Institute of Canada Press Release, May 14, 2012

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Restrictions for Consultant-Lobbyists: Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, certain public sector organizations are prohibited from using public funds to hire external (or consultant) lobbyists.

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PAAC Statement on BC’s Lobbyist Registrar’s Report: Lobbying in BC

Lobbying in British Columbia: The Way Forward (pdf). Report on province-wide consultations and recommendations for reform…

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Update on the Statutory Review of the Lobbying Act

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics issued its report…

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Enhancements and Changes to the Lobbyists Registration System (LRS)

We wish to advise you that a number of enhancements and changes will be made to the Lobbyists Registration System within the next few days.

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