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Ontario gets in line with federal lobbying law

Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 7:00 PM | By Alexis Levine and Christine Creighton

Canada’s lobbying laws continue to grow in complexity at a breakneck pace. The federal government, most provinces and a growing number of municipalities have lobbying regimes in place to regulate communications with public office holders.

On July 1, 2016, amendments to the Ontario Lobbyists Registration Act came into force. The amendments implement several recommendations made by Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner with a view to bringing Ontario’s lobbying laws in line with the federal regime and draw inspiration from other provincial lobbying statutes. The changes to Ontario’s legislation...