Submission to the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada on the Lobbyists’ Code of ConductRelease Date: 02/17/2022 Staff Reference: Sarah Hobbs; Susan Murray
The CLHIA submitted its comments on the proposed changes by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada (OCL) to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct. In the submission, the industry raised four key issues with the proposed changes, including:
- Making it clear that lobbying is a legitimate part of our democratic process;
- Requesting that the existing language on gifting be maintained as the new language is problematic;
- Altering the language in reference to co-workers in the definition of “close relationships”; and
- Removing the limits on registerable activities from the proposed language.