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POLITICAL PARTIES - Officers - Lobbying Act - Offences

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:35 AM  

Appeal by the accused, Carson, from conviction of offences under the Lobbying Act (Act) and sentence of a $50,000 fine. The appellant had served as an advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada between 2006 and 2009 and, under a new federal legislative scheme, was a “designated public office holder” and prohibited from engaging in lobbying for a five-year period after ceasing to hold office. After leaving his post, he became Executive Director of the Canada School of Energy and Environment (CSEE). While in this position,...