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Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. Commissariat au lobbying du Canada. The Lobbying Act and In-House Lobbyists (Organizations) Revised: June 2009. Why Do Lobbying Laws Exist ?.
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Commissariat au lobbying du Canada
The Lobbying ActandIn-House Lobbyists (Organizations)Revised: June 2009
Lobbying is communicating with a public office holder, for payment in respect of:
Means any officer or employee of Her Majesty in right of Canada and includes:
In-House Lobbyist (Corporations)
Details about certain individuals who communicate with public office holders, such as:
The LA defines DPOH as:
Eleven additional positions or classes of positions as per the Designated Public Office Holder Regulations.
For a position to be considered of comparable rank to an associate or assistant deputy minister (ADM), it must meet the following criteria:
1) The position is classified at the EX-04 level or higher;
2) The position’s salary is at the EX-04 or higher*;
3) The position reports directly to a DPOH.
*Please see Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat’s Web site for the most current Executive pay levels.
An individual in an acting appointment will be designated as a DPOH if both of the following conditions are met:
If both of these conditions are present, the incumbent will be designated a DPOH, effective the day after the 4-month threshold is reached. The incumbent will be designated a DPOH for the duration of their acting appointment.
The LRR new reporting requirements include:
Required no later than 15 days after the end of every month if:
The monthly returns regarding communications with a DPOH will include:
The Commissioner may verify with DPOH the content of the monthly return.
A communication must be disclosed in a monthly report if:
The LA prohibits, for a period of 5 years, former DPOH and designated former members of Prime Minister’s transition teams from:
For further information, consult the Lobbying Act Implementation Notice #8 at the OCL website
Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying 255 Albert Street10th FloorOttawa, Ontario K1A 0R5613-957-2760