Canada’s Leading Expert on Lobbying Law

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Guy Giorno



  • Recognized lobbying-law authority, consulted by several Provinces.
  • Cited with approval by the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. 1
  • His book quoted by the B.C. Registrar of Lobbyists. 2
  • Mentioned prominently in a special report on lobbyist registration commissioned by the Irish government. 3

What people are saying about Guy Giorno:

“…one of our foremost experts on lobbying law.”
Public Affairs Association of Canada

“Canada’s leading expert on the new Federal Accountability Act”
Ontario Bar Association

“… recognized as the leading expert in Canadian lobbying law.’
Telegraph-Journal, June 8, 2011

“well respected as an expert in accountability and ethics law”
Althia Raj, Huffington Post, June 6, 2013

“an expert in lobbying law who has been very passionate in shaping the lobbyist registration laws in Canada”
Joan Teri, Lobbyist Registry Advisor, Office of the Lobbyist Registrar, City of Toronto, February 27, 2013

“… a leading expert on lobbying laws”
CBC News, June 20, 2011

“… an expert on the law of lobbying”
Garth Materie, Host, “Blue Sky,” CBC Saskatchewan, June 30, 2011

“… a leading legal expert in Canada on lobbying law”
Saskatoon StarPhoenix, editorial, June 30, 2011

"considered one of the country's leading experts on lobbying registration law”
Jane Taber, The Globe and Mail, July 29, 2010

“lobbying-law expert”
Jennifer Lewington and Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2007

“…an expert in lobbying law.”
Jenefer Curtis, The Hill Times, Sept. 26, 2006

“He is one of Canada’s leading experts on lobbying law.”
Senator Donald Oliver, Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Oct. 4, 2006

“… among the country’s few experts in Canadian lobbying legislation.”
Bill Tieleman, CKNW AM 980, Dec. 12, 2006

“I am grateful to Mr. Guy Giorno of the law firm of Fasken Martineau who is the author of a law book called Lobbying in Canada which examines lobbyists registration laws across the country. … he spotted an error [in the province’s Lobbyist Registration Act] and wanted to bring it to our attention. It looks like there was an error made in the printing of the bill, therefore the purpose of this amendment is to correct that …”
Hon. Thomas Marshall, Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, introducing an amendment to the Lobbyist Registration Act, May 19, 2005

And about his presentations on Lobbying Law:

“Your presentation last time was a highlight of our event.”
Conference Organizer, November 30, 2014

“We received excellent feedback and the presentation was spot on”
Corporate Government Relations Director, October 7, 2014

“The presentation was well received by our numerous attendees and was a great success.”
Company Official, February 26, 2014

“Guy Giorno was a very engaging speaker.”
Calgary Seminar Attendee, June 20, 2013

“Great session. Excellent breadth of info … very accessible, engaged & enthusiastic.”
Vancouver Seminar Attendee, March 28, 2013

“Slick materials and presentation.”
Toronto Seminar Attendee, November 2, 2012

“Very informative; great speaker and very clear.”
U.K. Speech Attendee, September 14, 2012

“Extremely useful and very well presented.”
Legal Professional, September 11, 2012

“Overall excellent. Very well done. … Excellent value.”
Seminar Participant, September 11, 2012

“Very knowledgeable.”
Seminar Participant, August 9, 2012

“Well presented; engaging presenter and material”
In-house counsel (Government agency), May 24, 2012

“… a truly substantive and informative session ...”
Government relations professional, September 22, 2011

“Guy clearly knows the rules. … It was all valuable.”
Seminar Participant, May 11, 2011

"Dynamic speaker."
Seminar Participant, May 11, 2011

"Very practical and thorough … All valuable, well presented, and excellent use of time."
Seminar Participant, May 11, 2011

“Excellent.”
Conference Participants, Oct. 15, 2010

“Excellent presentation of complex and difficult material with first rate knowledge and detail.”
Senior Corporate Counsel, February 22, 2008

“The speaker [Guy Giorno] is a clear authority.”
Seminar Participant, May 23, 2007

“The Giorno presentation is simply superb. I got caught up in jobs at work and could not get to the real thing but the webcast is great.”
Senior Toronto Lawyer, Mar. 28, 2007

“An excellent seminar … leading edge advice.”
In-house Counsel, Jan. 11, 2007

“Thanks for intelligent, insightful and relevant content.”
Seminar Participant, Jan. 11, 2007

More information: www.fasken.com/ggiorno

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1 Canada. Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (2006, October 26). Fourth report. Retrieved from http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/391/lega/rep/rep04oct06-e.htm
2 Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia Canada. (2007, May 28). Report on registration of Ken Dobell under the Lobbyists Registration Act, page 12, footnote 6. Retrieved from www.oipc.bc.ca/pdfs/LRA/L07-31466FinalReport(28May07).pdf
3 Chari, R. & Murphy, G. (2006, July). Examining and assessing the regulation of lobbyists in Canada, the USA, the EU institutions, and Germany: A report for the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, pp. 22. 24 and footnotes passim. Retrieved from www.lobbyists.ru/eu/10.pdf