Education

  • LL.B., 1989
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English

Guy W. Giorno

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Guy Giorno practises public law with an emphasis on accountability and ethics laws, and leads our Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law practice. He is Chair of the “Law of Lobbying and Ethics” committee of the Canadian Bar Association, is co-author of the legal text Lobbying in Canada and as a recognized expert in the law of lobbying routinely speaks, writes and advises clients on these, evolving, complex rules. He also serves as Integrity Commissioner and Lobbyist Registrar for the City of Brampton, and Integrity Commissioner for the Ontario municipalities of Durham Region, Dufferin County, Renfrew County, Amaranth, Brock, Clarington, Deep River, Dryden, East Garafraxa, Grand Valley, Horton, Madawaska Valley, Melancthon, North Algona Wilberforce, Orangeville, Pickering, Scugog, Shelburne, Uxbridge and Whitby.

Guy originally joined Fasken Martineau in June 2002. He rejoined the partnership in January 2011 after serving two and one-half years as Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada. He has been appointed a Fellow of the University of Toronto School of Public Policy & Governance, and a Fellow of Carleton University's Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management where he also teaches a Master's level course. He also serves as Certification Committee co-Chair and is a former Steering Committee member of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws, and is an Executive Member of the National Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Clients benefit from Guy's significant experience in public sector ethics, conflict-of-interest codes, accountability legislation (including freedom of information law), lobbyist registration law and election and election finance law. He is also versed in strategic communication, crisis communication and issue management and stakeholder relations.

During the 1990s he routinely represented public-sector institutions (respondents) in freedom of information appeals. Guy now focuses on compliance and best practices (helping institutions to achieve greater transparency and accountability) and on helping requesters to exercise their rights to obtain government records under freedom of information/access to information legislation.

While as a lawyer Guy continues to advise and represent public officials and participants in the political process (bringing to the table first-hand knowledge of their role and legal needs), to devote full attention to integrity and ethics work he is no longer personally active in partisan campaigns. On a non-partisan basis, he remains well-known as a strong advocate of government transparency, lobbying ethics and electoral reform.

Before joining the firm, Guy served as chief of staff and legal counsel to the 22nd Premier of the Province of Ontario. He founded and until 2008 he was the first national director of our Government Relations and Ethics group.

Guy's skill in writing has been recognized in two separate Ovation Awards conferred by the International Association of Business Communicators (Toronto). Much sought-after as a speaker, he has delivered presentations and speeches to numerous audiences and organizations. His analysis appears frequently in the media, including but not limited to Advisor.ca Daily News, The Bottom Line, Briefly Speaking, CBC Metro Morning, CBC Newsworld, Education Today, CFRA's Michael Harris Live, CIUT, CKNW's Nightline BC, Charles Adler OnLine, Global TV's Focus Ontario, The Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper), The Hill Times, Hour Town (Pulse 24), The Lawyers Weekly, the Michael Coren Show, the National Post, News Talk 1010 (CFRB), Rhonda Live, Summit Magazine, TVO's Studio Two, the Toronto Star (Canada's largest circulation newspaper, where he used to write a weekly public affairs column), URC Investigates, Voice of the Province and the Western Standard.

Honours and Awards

  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Toronto Catholic District School Board (2001)
  • 2008 OVATION Award of Excellence for Writing, International Association of Business Communicators/Toronto
  • 2008 OVATION Award of Merit for Writing, International Association of Business Communicators/Toronto
  • 2008 OVATION Award of Merit for Government Relations (team award), International Association of Business Communicators/Toronto

Membership/Affiliations

  • Chair, Law of Lobbying and Ethics Committee, Canadian Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Certification Committee Co-Chair and Past Steering Committee Member, Council on Governmental Ethics Laws
  • Executive Member, National Administrative Law Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Fellow, Carleton University Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management
  • Fellow, University of Toronto School of Public Policy & Governance
  • Member, Canadian Centre for Ethics & Corporate Policy
  • Member, BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association
  • Member, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association

Selected Experience

Survey Monkey Acquires Fluidware, Provider of FluidSurveys and FluidReview August 2014
Head of the Prime Minister’s RCMP protection unit defends attacks against his reputation June 2013
Ontario Hospital Association completes FIPPA toolkit August 2011
Re City of Toronto, Orders MO-2135-I, MO-2226, MO-2275, MO-2282-I, MO-2389, MO-2396-F (Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario) December 2009
Re City of Toronto, Final Order MO-2468-F (Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario) October 2009
Giorno wins Toronto Freedom of Information appeal
Hands Off Our Lights Coalition and Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association fight sale of Toronto street lights
Wrongly accused printing company restored to vendors' list
Coalition of Ontario Pharmacy succeeds in campaign to change proposed Transparent Drug System for Patients Act (Bill 102)
Legislators file and defend complaints under Members' Integrity Act
Saraga v. Wellington County Board of Education, [1995] O.J. No. 1693 Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)
Pembroke (City) Police Services Board v. Kidder, 22 O.R. (3d) 663 (Div. Ct.)
Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation v. Wellington County Board of Education and Information and Privacy Commissioner (Ont. Div. Ct. File No. 407/93)
Re Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital and O.N.A. (1993), 34 L.A.C. (4th) 315
Gravenhurst (Town) v. Ontario (Information and Privacy Commissioner) (1993), 13 O.R. (3d) 531, 49 C.P.R. (3d) 550 (Div. Ct.)
Glengarry Memorial Hospital v. Ontario (Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal) (1993), 99 D.L.R. (4th) 706 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
McColl v. Gravenhurst (Town), [1993] O.J. No. 1132 (Ont. Gen. Div., Assessment Officer)
Glengarry Memorial Hospital v. Ontario (Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal) (1993), 99 D.L.R. (4th) 682, 9 Admin. L.R. (2d) 61 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
Re Oshawa General Hospital and Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 45 (1992), 30 L.A.C. (4th) 287
Electrical Power Systems Construction Association and Ontario Hydro, Re I.B.E.W. Local 1788, [1991] O.L.R.B. Rep. July 832

Publications

Ontario Lobbying Regulator Steps up Enforcement
Lobbying Law Bulletin
October 25, 2017
PEI Government Introduces Long-Awaited Lobbying Law − Strong Enforcement, but Many Gaps
Lobbying Law Bulletin
December 21, 2016
Gifts to Government Officials: A Holiday Reminder
November 28, 2016
Holiday Reminder that Gifts to Government Officials in Canada are Subject to Rules
Government Ethics Bulletin
November 23, 2016
Lobbying Laws Must be Enforced through Meaningful Penalties, Not Symbolic Gestures
Capital Perspectives
September 13, 2016
Carroll Decision and $20,000 Fine Muddy the Registration Obligations for Consultant Lobbying in Canada
Lobbying Law Bulletin
May 25, 2016
Expanded Ontario Lobbying Law Will Take Effect July 1st
Lobbying Law Bulletin
April 15, 2016
Attendance at Political Fundraising Events is Subject to Lobbying and Ethics Laws
Lobbying Law Bulletin
March 15, 2016
British Columbia, Quebec and Toronto Impose Highest Sanctions for Lobbying-Law Breaches in Canada
Lobbying Law Bulletin
December 2, 2015
Brampton Will Be Fourth Canadian City to Implement Comprehensive Lobbyist Registration Law
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 25, 2015
Federal Government Officials Penalized for Ignoring Ethics Disclosure Rules (Canada)
Government Ethics Bulletin
November 10, 2015
Effective December 1, New Lobbyists’ Code Will Restrict Dealings with Canada’s Federal Government and Agencies
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 9, 2015
Canadian Election Campaign Volunteers Face Restrictions on Lobbying as do Ex-MPs and Staffers
Lobbying Law Bulletin
October 30, 2015
Northwest Territories Government Nixes Proposal for Lobbyist Registry
Lobbying Law Bulletin
June 12, 2015
Canada’s Lobbying Commissioner May Investigate Entertainment of Public Officials; Associations and Companies Should Audit Their Compliance
Lobbying Law Bulletin
June 9, 2015
New Lobbyists’ Code Will Restrict Dealings with Canada’s Federal Government and Agencies
Lobbying Law Bulletin
May 26, 2015
Lobbying in Canada – Quebec Edition
Co-author
January 2014
New Federal Guidelines Confirm that Lobbying and Campaign Financing Don’t Mix: Anyone Dealing with Government of Canada Should Seek Advice Before Making Political Contributions
Lobbying Law Bulletin
December 3, 2013
Saskatchewan Government Introduces Long-Awaited Lobbying Law − Strong Enforcement, Strong Conflict-of-Interest Rules, but Many Lobbyists Unaffected
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 22, 2013
Stronger Lobbying Law Clears First Hurdle in Ontario Legislature − But Political Will for Reform, Bill’s Fate Still Uncertain*
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 18, 2013
When Law Enforcement Acts Outside the Law, Who Polices?
Inside Policy, Macdonald-Laurier Institute
November 2013
It Takes Two To Lobby: Seven Ways Politicians and Government Can Improve Lobbying Transparency
Influencing B.C.
October 2013
Corporate Accountability: Five Keys to Your Anti-Corruption Effort
Corporate Social Responsibility Law Bulletin
October 10, 2013
Historic First Conviction Under Lobbying Act (Canada)
Lobbying Law Bulletin
August 1, 2013
Ontario Lobbying Watchdog Focuses on Property Developers; Companies Should Review Their Government Relations Activities
Lobbying Law Bulletin
July 23, 2013
UK Government Bill Would Establish Limited Lobbyist Register
Lobbying Bulletin
18 July, 2013
Heightened Enforcement of Lobbying Compliance: Commissioner’s Annual Report a Wake-up Call for Corporations, Organizations and Consultants’ Clients
Lobbying Law Bulletin
June 25, 2013
Historic First Charge Laid Under Lobbying Act (Canada)
Lobbying Law Bulletin
May 1, 2013
Lobbyists: Consultation Paper
Government of Saskatchewan
April 30, 2013
FIPPA and Ontario Hospitals: Handling Contentious Requests
Health Law Bulletin
March 13, 2013
Bill S-14: Canada Strengthens Its Anti-Bribery Law
Corporate Social Responsibility Law Bulletin
February 6, 2013
Crack-Down on Unregistered Lobbying Continues: Clients of Consultants Should Ensure They Are Protected
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 27, 2012
Government of Canada Embraces Proposals for Stronger Lobbying Act - Details, Timing of Implementation Still Unclear
Lobbying Law Bulletin
September 20, 2012
Municipal Lobbyist Registry Now Operational: Broad Impact on Ottawa Businesses
Capital Perspectives Newsletter
September 2012
Ontario Government Proposes Changes to Lobbying Disclosure Law
Lobbying Law Bulletin
July 26, 2012
Opinion Piece in Response to the New Zealand Attorney General’s Recent Report on the Bill of Rights Implications of a Lobbying Disclosure Bill
Frogblog: Hopping Along the Corridors of Power
July 2, 2012
New Rules for Charities Still Controversial - Budget Would Further Restrict Political Activities
Capital Perspectives
June 18, 2012
Federal Committee Recommends Stronger, Broader Lobbying Act – Impact on Every Business or Association that Deals with Government of Canada
Lobbying Law Bulletin
May 22, 2012
Letter to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of the House of Commons regarding the Lobbying Act
Letter to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics of the House of Commons regarding the Lobbying Act
February 22, 2012
City of Ottawa Considers Sweeping Lobbying Disclosure Law: Impact on Businesses, Non-Profits and Neighbourhood Groups
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 24, 2011
Crack-Down on Unregistered Lobbying: Federal Investigations Clarify Law for Companies, Associations, Indian Bands, Consultants
Lobbying Law Bulletin
November 9, 2011
Canada is the Model on Lobbying
London Evening Standard
October 17, 2011
It's crunch time for Ottawa's lobbyist registry
Capital Perspective Newsletter
September 2011
Election-Time Reminder of Political Contribution Rules
Election Law Bulletin
September 12, 2011
Hospital Freedom of Information (FOI) Toolkit: A Guide to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
Ontario Hospital Association
August 11, 2011
Lobbying Investigation Reports Show Ethical Rules Are Being Enforced
Corporate Governance Bulletin
February 18, 2011
Legislation Changes Lobbyist, Expense Reporting and Procurement Rules for Hospitals, LHINs and Other Public Sector Organizations
Health Law Bulletin
January 21, 2011
Themes and Trends in Lobbying Legislation: A Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis
Presentation to Osgoode Professional Development
October 15, 2010
Submission of the Prime Minister’s Office to the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings Between Karlkeinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
June 11, 2009
New Federal Lobbying Act in Force July 2: CEOs Face Increased Potential Liability
National Government Relations and Ethics Practice Group Bulletin
May 2008
Should your Hospital Implement a Public Disclosure Policy?
Health Law Bulletin
November 2007
Best Practices for Community Engagement
OHA Governance Update
Fall 2007
Letter to Alberta Legislative Assembly, Standing Committee on Government Services concerning Bill 1, the Lobbyists Act
August 24, 2007
Making a Strong Law Even Stronger: Submission to the Alberta Legislative Assembly, Standing Committee on Government Services concerning Bill 1, the Lobbyists Act
August 24, 2007
Legal Implications of Lobbying by Charities
May 10, 2007
Government Relations Considerations of Ancillary Revenue Generation in Hospitals
April 19, 2007
We need universal lobbying rules in Ottawa
March 27, 2007
Toronto, where the lobbyists roam freely
March 9, 2007
Strengthening Bill C-2 to promote Accountability, Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying
October 4, 2006
Lobbyists Registration Act (Lobbying Act): From Registration to Regulation
September 27, 2006
Tax-funded partisanship
National Post article
June 28 2006
Act needs to be stronger to curb lobbyists at City Hall
National Post article
June 12, 2006
Toward a Tough Lobbying Control By-Law in Toronto
June 12, 2006
The Lawyer-Lobbyists: Representing Foreign States
June 7, 2006
Strengthening Bill 53 to Support a Lobbying Control Framework in Toronto
May 3, 2006
The Federal Accountability Act, the Conflict of Interest Act and new federal lobbying rules: implications for corporate CEOs and everyone doing business or communicating with the federal government
Strategic Counsel Bulletin
April 2006
Legal and Ethical Implications of Lobbying by Lawyers
April 2006
Ten Tips for Navigating the Government Relations Legislative Environment
February 14, 2006
Staying on the Right Side of the Law: How to Keep Your Federal and Provincial Lobbying Above Board
February 14, 2006
Canadian voters choose Conservatives to form new government
Fasken Martineau Canada Report
January 23 2006
Leasing lives on: Toronto's MFP scandal provides lessons
January 2006
The Federal Lobbyist Registration Act: Impact on corporations and organizations
December 5, 2005
Comments on Implementation of the Recommendations of the Bellamy Inquiry
November 22, 2005
Federal Economic Update
Fasken Martineau Alert
November 14, 2005
Lobbyist registration: dispelling the myths
An edited version of this commentary appeared in the National Post, October 24, 2005, p. A19, beneath the headline, "Lobbying for dummies"
October 24, 2005
Public Perception and Political Will: Overcoming obstacles to public-private partnerships in Canada
October 13, 2005
Court Upholds Employer Liability to Pay Ontario Health Premium Tax
Fasken Martineau Alert
October 2005
Lobbyist registration helps transparency
The Lawyers Weekly
September 30, 2005
Municipal Lobbyist Registration
An edited version of this commentary appeared in The Globe and Mail, September 27, 2005, p.A19, beneath the headline, "Register this: It takes two to lobby"
September 27, 2005
Reputation and Ethics: The legal issues
September 20, 2005
Critical changes to the Federal Lobbyist Registration Act
September 20, 2005
Changes to the Lobbyists Registration Act: Dealing with the grey areas
September 15, 2005
Changes to the Lobbyist Registration Act (Canada) now in force
September 2005
The Ethical Council: Conflict Codes, Lobbyist Registration and Other Best Practices for Councils and Councillors
August 16, 2005
If I knew what to expect then it wouldn't be a crisis! Preparing and planning for the unknown
August 2005
Private Health Insurance for Medically Necessary Services

Appeared in The Globe and Mail, p. A19, with the title "Supreme Court or no Supreme Court, the Canada Health Act is not what's stopping private health insurance"
June 20, 2005
Corporate CEOs must now file lobbyist reports. Change effective June 20.
Fasken Martineau Alert
June 2005
Les premiers dirigeants de personnes morales doivent dorénavant fournir des déclarations de lobbyistes. La modification entrera en vigueur le 20 juin.
June 2005
Lobbying in Canada/Lobbyisme au Canada
June 2005
Political contribution, campaign spending limits rise in time for election
Fasken Martineau Alert
April 2005
Municipal Mergers: A Case Study of Municipal Amalgamation in Ontario, 1996-2001
March 2005
Liberal government minority budget - a balanced balancing act
Fasken Martineau Canada Report
February 23, 2005
Future of Internet Pharmacies is Uncertain
Health Law Bulletin
January 2005
Who pays Ontario Health Premium Tax? Dispute escalates
Law & Governance
January 2005
Who Pays Ontario Health Premium Tax? Dispute Escalates
Fasken Martineau Alert - Also published in Law & Governance, Vol. 9, No.1, at 1-5 (2005)
November 2004
Ontario government invites major private-sector role in infrastructure
Fasken Martineau Canada Report
July 2004
Canada's new Cabinet places emphasis on cities, Western Canada
Fasken Martineau Canada Report
July 20, 2004
Canadian voters re-elect Liberals to minority government
Fasken Martineau Canada Report
June 2004
Should the Governor General be able to Fire a Prime Minister?
June 26, 2004
Political promises: easier to break than make
Commentary on section 550 of Canada Elections Act, National Post
June 3, 2004
Supreme Court of Canada upholds restrictions on communications by non-politicians
Fasken Martineau Alert
May 18, 2004
Pending federal election will be subject to new financing rules
Fasken Martineau Alert
May 14, 2004
Governing from the Centre
February 13, 2004
Practical Approaches to Crisis Management
January 22, 2004
Public-Private Partnerships: Developments Across Canada
November 25, 2003
New Ontario government unveils details of action plan
Government Relations Bulletin
November 20, 2003
Saskatchewan voters re-elect NDP with slimmest majority
Government Relations Bulletin
November 5, 2003
Election of Ontario Liberals Heralds Active, Ambitious Health Agenda
Health Law Bulletin
October 2003
Political Agenda for the Next Year ... and Beyond
October 2003
U.S. Drug Import Bill Has Serious Implications for Canada
Fasken Martineau Alert - Canadian Law Newsletter (Winter 2004) Volume XL, No. 1, 35-38
October 2003
'Life settlements' will give consumers more options
The Lawyers Weekly
July 11, 2003
Courts, Government and the People's Constitution
May 20, 2003
Lobbyists Registration Act (Ontario)
February 4, 2003
Judicial Activism and the Constitution
Canada Watch, Vol. 8, No. 1-3
Sept 15, 2000
Crisis Legislative Drafting: Tips for All Players
November 10, 1998
Ten Steps to Responding to Privacy Complaints
5:5 Education Today 28
November/December 1993

Presentations

Lobbying Law Compliance & Enforcement - What BC Companies & Organizations Need to Know
Vancouver, British Columbia
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law Seminar
November 23, 2017
Lobbying Laws Across Canada : Ehtical and Professional Implications for Lawyers
Presented at the CBA Law Series 2017 organized by The Canadian Bar Association.
October 12, 2017
Your Professional Obligations When Interacting with Political Staffers
Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Bar Association, Public Sector Lawyers
April 4, 2017
Speaker Series Webcast: When Selling become Lobbying and other Compliance Issues You Didn't Know You Faced
MEDEC
March 2, 2017
Update on Canadian Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance – Ottawa Edition
Ottawa, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law Seminar
February 27, 2017
Update on Canadian Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance (including brand new Peel and Vaughan lobbyist registries)
Toronto, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law Seminar
February 24, 2017
When Selling becomes Lobbying ... and other Compliance Issues You Didn't Know You Faced
Toronto, Ontario
MEDEC Speaker Series
November 25, 2016
Understanding the [Government] Communication Process
Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Forces College, National Security Programme
October 21, 2016
Integrity and Accountability Measures in Ontario Municipalities
Presentation to AMCTO Zones 4 & 5
October 20, 2016
Increasing Transparency and Levelling the Field: Response to Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016
Toronto, Ontario
Standing Committee on General Government
June 9, 2016
Law of Government Relations (Lobbying) – Professional Implications for Corporate Counsel
Toronto, Ontario
June 2, 2016
New Ontario Lobbying Rules - Are You Compliance Ready?
Toronto, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law (Fasken Martineau Institute)
June 1, 2016
Fasken Martineau Ottawa Symposium (6th Edition)
Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Symposium (Fasken Martineau Institute)
May 17, 2016
Lobbyist Registration and Lobbying Legal Compliance - 2016 Update
Ottawa, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law
March 31, 2016
Lobbyist Registration and Lobbying Legal Compliance - 2016 Update
Toronto, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law
March 23, 2016
Financial Volatility: Living With Markets on Crack
Calgary, Alberta
Aha! Insights Inc.
February 25, 2016
Post-Election 2015 Primer
Vancouver, British Columbia
Government Relations Seminar
December 2, 2015
New Developments in Lobbying Law and Conflict of Interest Law
Vancouver, British Columbia
Fasken Martineau Lobbying Law Seminar
December 2, 2015
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Pace with Changing Rules
Ottawa, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law
February 17, 2015
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Pace with Changing Rules
Toronto, Ontario
Government Ethics, Transparency and Political Law
February 12, 2015
When Threat Becomes Reality for You and Your Business
Ottawa, Ontario
November 4, 2014
Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (4th Edition)
Ottawa, Ontario
Fasken Martineau Institute
May 13, 2014
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keep Your Government Relations on the Right Side of the Law
Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Lobbying Law Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
April 11, 2014
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keep Your Government Relations on the Right Side of the Law
Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Lobbying Law Seminar (Fasken Martineau Institute)
April 10, 2014
Proactively Communicating Lobby Reporting Requirements to a Skeptical Audience
Quebec City, Quebec
Council on Governmental Ethics Laws, 2013 Annual COGEL Conference
December 9, 2013
Ethical Implications of Social Media Use by Lawyers
Ottawa, Ontario
Social Media, Ethics and Your Practice Conference, The Commons Institute
October 28, 2013
Determining the Need and the Right to Know
Ottawa, Ontario
Germain Brière and Right to Know Day 2013 Conference
September 28, 2013
Access to Information: Navigating the ATI Maze: Government and Transparency vs. Exceptions and Privilege
Ottawa, Ontario
Privacy and Access Law Symposium, Canadian Bar Association
September 27, 2013
Charities and Government: Complying with the Rules on Political Activities & Lobbying
Mississauga, Ontario
Canadian Council of Christian Charities Conference
September 25, 2013
Transparency: Legal Requirements and Best Practices
Mississauga, Ontario
Leadership & Stewardship Conference, Canadian Council of Christian Charities
September 25, 2013
Municipal Conflict of Interest: What’s New?
Toronto, Ontario
Summer Institute 2013, Ontario Bar Association
July 11, 2013
Raising the Bar - The Case for Corporate Responsibility and Accountability
Lake Louise, Alberta
ACEC Summit 2013: Leading the Way, Shaping our Future, Association of Consulting Engineering Companies
June 21, 2013
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Up with the Changing Rules
Calgary, Alberta
June 20, 2013
Crisis Management: The Essentials
International Association of Defense Counsel
June 4, 2013
Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (3rd Edition)
Ottawa, Ontario
Fasken Martineau Institute
May 8, 2013
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Up with the Changing Rules
Vancouver, British Columbia
Government Relations & Ethics Group
March 28, 2013
Municipal Conflict of Interest: What’s New?
Toronto, Ontario
Institute 2013, Ontario Bar Association
February 8, 2013
Investment Canada Act: State-Owned Enterprise Policy
Toronto, Ontario
Fasken Martineau Institute
December 19, 2012
Exempt Staff ATIP Compliance Training
Multiple Cities
Custom Seminar
Ongoing
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Up with the Changing Rules
Multiple Offices
Fasken Martineau Institute
November 8, 2012
Creating and Sustaining a Whistleblower Policy: How to Design and Keep-Alive an Effective Whistleblower Policy in a Health Care Setting
Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Hospital Association
October 22, 2012
The Case for Lobbying Transparency: The Canadian Experience
London
Lobbying, Government Relations & Ethics Seminar
September 14, 2012
City of Ottawa Lobbyist Registry and Rules Take Effect Sept. 1st: Is Your Business or Organization Ready?
Ottawa, Ontario
Fasken Martineau Institute
September 11, 2012
Exposing Improper Influences on Government: Why the Struggle for Lobbying Transparency Has Only Begun
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Millennium Library
June 19, 2012
So You Think You Can Lobby? Principles and Practice of Compliant Lobbying
Kananaskis, Alberta
Excellence in Government Relations Executive Training program, University of Calgary
June 7, 2012
The Battle Against Corrupt Practices Hits Home: The Impact on Canadian Companies of Anti-Corruption Laws Here and Abroad
Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (2nd Edition), Fasken Martineau Institute
May 24, 2012
Doing Business with the Government: A Guide for In-House Counsel
Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (2nd Edition)
May 24, 2012
Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (2nd Edition)
Ottawa, Ontario
Fasken Martineau Institute
May 24, 2012
Ethical Issues at the Intersection of Private Sector and Government
Toronto, Ontario
Lobbying, Government Relations & Ethics Seminar
May 23, 2012
Reform of the Interest Arbitration Process
Ottawa, Ontario
Government Innovation Conference, Municipal Taxpayer Advocacy Group
March 8, 2012
Health Care Communications: Freedom of Information & Reputation Management
Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Hospital Association
December 9, 2011
Supporting Ottawa's New Lobbyist Registry: Making a Strong Proposal Even Stronger
Ottawa, Ontario
Presentation to the Governance Renewal Sub-Committee
December 1, 2011
The Ethics of Lobbying
Ottawa, Ontario
SPPA Speaker Series, Carleton University School of Public Policy and Administration
November 18, 2011
Canadian Government and Politics
Toronto, Ontario
First Wave
November 11, 2011
The Federal-Provincial Tax Transfers are Set to Expire in 2014 – What Next?
Toronto, Ontario
Tax Transfer Roundtable, University of Toronto School of Public Policy & Governance and the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation
October 4, 2011
Understanding Health Care Politics
Toronto, Ontario
Fall Health Care Governance Forum, Ontario Hospital Association
September 23, 2011
Ontario Provincial Election Seminar
Toronto, Ontario
September 23, 2011
Canadian Lobbying Law Seminar
Toronto, Ontario
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Up with the Changing Rules (Fasken Martineau Institute)
September 22, 2011
Canadian Lobbying Law Seminar
Ottawa, Ontario
Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Up with the Changing Rules (Fasken Martineau Institute)
September 13, 2011
Managing Public Affairs in the New Era of Accountability and Transparency
Ottawa, Ontario
FIPPA and Implications for Hospital Communicators, Ontario Hospital Association
August 4, 2011
Lawyers and Lobbying: The Ethical and Professional Issues
Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Fasken Martineau Symposium (1st Edition)
May 11, 2011
Toronto Fasken Martineau Symposium (1st Edition)
Toronto, Ontario
Fasken Martineau Institute
April 27, 2011
Themes and Trends in Lobbying Legislation: A Cross-Jurisdictional Analysis
Toronto, Ontario
Lobbying, Government Relations and Ethics, Osgoode Professional Development Conference
October 15, 2010
Compliance with the Access to Information Act
Ottawa, Ontario
Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
April 13, 2010
Countdown to Compliance - Federal Lobbying Act and Regulations ... Are You Ready? (Part II)
Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario
Government Relations & Ethics Seminar
May 26 and June 5, 2008
Hospitals and Voluntary Access to Information Policies
Toronto, Ontario
Hospitals and Foundations Seminar Series
May 14, 2008
Government Procurement: When Selling Becomes Lobbying: The Impact of Accountability Law
Toronto, Ontario
February 25, 2008
Toronto's New Lobbying By-Law Takes Effect February 11: Are You Ready?
Toronto, Ontario
February 22, 2008
Canadian Lobbying Law: What In-House Counsel Need to Know
Toronto, Ontario
November 23, 2007
Failure to Implement the Lobbying By-Law: Submission to Government Management Committee
Toronto, Ontario
Toronto City Council
November 8, 2007
Federal Accountability Act and New Developments in the Law of Lobbying
Victoria, British Columbia
November 6, 2007
Ontario Hospital Association Conference: Through the Looking Glass - The Next Frontier of Accountability and Transparency in Health Care
Toronto, Ontario
October 15, 2007
The Ontario Hospital Association Health Care Leadership Summit 2007
Huntsville, Ontario
September 6-7, 2007
Seminar - Beyond the Rhetoric: Making Sense of Toronto's New Lobbying By-Law
Toronto, Ontario
May 23, 2007
Hospitals and Foundations Seminar Series: Ancillary Revenue Generation in Hospitals
Toronto, Ontario
April 19, 2007
Canada's New Lobbying Act: Are You Ready?
Ottawa, Ontario / Toronto, Ontario
January 10 and 11, 2007
The Federal Lobbyists Registration Act: Impact on Corporations and Organizations
Calgary, Alberta
December 5, 2006
OHA HealthAchieve 2006
Toronto, Ontario
November 6-8, 2006
Canada's Lobbying Law: Grey Areas, Best Practices and Ensuring Compliance
Toronto, Ontario
October 24, 2006
Lobbyist? Just who are you calling a Lobbyist?: Complying with the Federal Lobbyists Registration Act
October 2006
Strengthening Bill C-2 to promote Accountability, Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying
October 4, 2006
Lobbyists Registration Act (Lobbying Act): From Registration to Regulation
Ottawa, Ontario
September 27, 2006
Toward a Tough Lobbying Control By-Law in Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
June 12, 2006
The Lawyer-Lobbyists: Representing Foreign States
Toronto, Ontario
June 7, 2006
Letter to Members of the Ontario Legislative Assembly concerning Bill 53, the Stronger City of Toronto for a Stronger Ontario Act
June 5, 2006
Strengthening Bill 53 to Support a Lobbying Control Framework in Toronto
May 3, 2006
Local Health Integration Networks and Community Engagement
Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Hospital Association Forum
March 24, 2006
Best Practices for Government Employees
March 10, 2006
Cross-Border Issues and Canada's New Government
New York, New York
March 6, 2006
Canada's 2006 Federal Election: How and Why Canadians Chose As They Did
Remarks to Public Affairs Association of Canada, Federal Election Post-Mortem
February 23, 2006
A New Government for Canada
Toronto, Ontario
Presentation to Greater Toronto Home Builders' Association
February 20, 2006
Ten Tips for Navigating the Government Relations Legislative Environment
Ottawa, Ontario
February 14, 2006
Staying on the Right Side of the Law: How to Keep Your Federal and Provincial Lobbying Above Board
Ottawa, Ontario
February 14, 2006
Canada's 39th Parliament - Policies, Priorities & Plans
Toronto, Ontario
January 31, 2006
Canada's Lobbyists Registration Act
Calgary, Alberta
December 5, 2005
Comments on Implementation of the Recommendations of the Bellamy Inquiry
Toronto, Ontario
November 22, 2005
The Good Fight: Tales of a Foot Soldier in the Common Sense Revolution
Calgary, Alberta
November 8, 2005
Public-private partnerships forum
Toronto, Ontario
October 13, 2005
Reputation and Ethics: The Legal Issues
Toronto, Ontario
September 20, 2005
Critical Changes to the Federal Lobbyists Registration Act
September 20, 2005
Summit Institute Conference: Risky Business: Public Trust, Ethics & Dealing with the Government
Ottawa, Ontario
September 15-16, 2005
OBA Seminar: In the hot seat: Key issues in crisis management for in-house counsel
Toronto, Ontario
June 2, 2005
Presentation to Legislative Drafting: Getting Results (Crisis Management and the Legislative Drafter)
Ottawa, Ontario
Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice
November 10, 1998
Hide and Seek: Current Issues in Freedom of Information and Privacy Law
Toronto, Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
March 25, 1994
Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Toronto, Ontario
Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly
January 20, 1994
Freedom of Information and its Impact on Collective Bargaining
Toronto, Ontario
Ontario Public School Boards Association
February 19-20, 1993

News

Thestarpheonix.com quotes Guy Giorno in an article about the provincial lobbyist registry in Saskatchewan
“'Not all lobbying is transparent': Conflict of interest commissioner open to updating to provincial lobbyist registry” by Alex MacPherson, Thestarpheonix.com.
June 10, 2017
The Ontario Bar Association quotes Guy Giorno in an article about professional interactions with political staffers
“Public sector lawyers program: your professional obligations when interacting with political staffers” by Susan Bryson, Ontario Bar Association.
April 7, 2017
CBC.ca quotes Guy Giorno in an article about reform of municipal donation rules in Halifax
“If HRM used federal rules, half of 2016 donations would be banned” by Jack Julian, CBC.ca
March 21, 2017
Brampton Guardian honours Guy Giorno in his new dual-posting as Brampton’s Integrity Commissioner and Lobbyist Registrar
“Former Mike Harris staffer named Brampton’s new integrity commissioner” by Peter Criscione, Brampton Guardian.
February 10, 2017
TheStar.com quotes Guy Giorno in an article on Liberal Government’s plan to make cash-for-access fundraisers more transparent
“Opposition dismisses Liberal plan to make cash-for-access fundraisers more transparent” by Alex Ballingall, TheStar.com.
January 27, 2017
The Legal Post mentions Guy Giorno in an article about being appointed Dryden’s new integrity commissioner
“Kim Thomassin joins Quebec’s Caisse and other legal moves and grooves for Jan. 16” by Julius Melnitzer, The Legal Post
January 16, 2017
The Law Times mentions Guy Giorno in an article about being appointed Integrity Commissioner to the Regional Municipality of Durham
“Fasken Martineau partner appointed Durham integrity commissioner” by The Law Times.
January 2, 2017
Fasken Martineau Partner Appointed Integrity Commissioner for the City of Dryden
Guy Giorno has been appointed Integrity Commissioner for the City of Dryden, Ontario.
December 22, 2016
Droit-inc mentions Guy Giorno in an article on what’s new at the firms
“Quoi de neuf dans les firmes?” by Céline Gobert, Droit-inc.
December 21, 2016
CBC.ca quotes Guy Giorno in an article about P.E.I lobby registry
“P.E.I. lobby registry has room for improvement, says advocate” by Kerry Campbell, CBC.ca.
December 19, 2016
Fasken Martineau Partner Appointed Integrity Commissioner for the Regional Municipality of Durham
Guy Giorno has been appointed Integrity Commissioner for the Regional Municipality of Durham.
December 16, 2016
The Oshawa Express mentions Guy Giorno in an article about being appointed integrity commissioner to the Regional Municipality of Durham
“Region to appoint integrity commissioner” by Graeme McNaughton, The Oshawa Express.
December 8, 2016
ipolitics.ca refers to Guy Giorno's gift-giving guide for government folk
“Guy Giorno's gift-giving guide for government folk” by Beatrice Britneff, iPolitics
November 30, 2016
TheLobbyMonitor.ca quotes Guy Giorno in an article about ethics and holiday gift guide rules
“Law firm puts out bulletin to foster ethics and remind lobbying community of holiday gift guide rules,” by Shruti Shekar, TheLobbyMonitor.ca
November 28, 2016
Macleans.ca quotes Guy Giorno in an article about fundraising rules in Ottawa
“When it comes to fundraising rules, it’s the wild west in Ottawa” by John Geddes, Macleans.ca
November 24, 2016
CBC.ca quotes Guy Giorno in an article about professional integrity in Yakabuski case
“Yakabuski apologises for reference letter to supporter charged with sexual assault” by Joanne Chianello, CBC.ca
October 4, 2016
The Ottawa Citizen mentions Guy Giorno in article on Conservative party leadership race
“Saskatchewan MP Andrew Scheer to join Conservative party leadership race” by Jason Fekete, The Ottawa Citizen
September 8, 2016
Saskatoon Starphoenix quotes Guy Giorno in an article about the need and eventual promise to initiate an online lobbyist registry in Saskatchewan
“Editorial: Lobbyist registry could be stronger” by the Saskatoon Starphoenix
August 25, 2016
Orangeville Banner mentions Guy Giorno in an article about Orangeville council’s decision to consult Giorno on alleged code of conduct breaches
“Orangeville council opts to use Dufferin County integrity commish, should need arise” by James Matthews, Orangeville Banner
July 20, 2016
The Globe and Mail quotes Guy Giorno in an article about critics’ take on Bill 201, the Ontario Liberals’ proposed campaign finance reforms
“Ontario campaign finance reforms don’t go far enough, critics say” by Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail
July 8, 2016
Metro News quotes Guy Giorno in an article about Sinking Ship Entertainment’s possible violation of Ottawa’s lobbying rules
“Did the Mooney’s Bay Park mega-playground builders break lobbying rules?” by Lucy Scholey, Metro News
June 26, 2016
Orangeville Banner quotes Guy Giorno in an article about his appointment as Integrity Commissioner for Dufferin County
“Dufferin County appoints Stephen Harper’s former Chief of Staff as new Integrity Commissioner” by Graeme Frisque, Orangeville Banner
June 13, 2016
Ipolitics.ca quotes Guy Giorno in an article about Conservative aides leading the list of those fined by ethics commissioner
“Conservative aides lead list of those fined by ethics commissioner”, by Elizabeth Thompson, ipolitics.ca
November 10, 2015
Edge North quotes Guy Giorno on the transparency issues surrounding the proposed lobbyist registry
“Keeping it clean: Lobbyist Registry must go further” by Chris Windeyer, Edge North
June 24, 2015
The Norther Journal quotes Guy Giorno in an article about the need for transparency around lobbying
“GNWT stand-in for lobbyist registry lacking: expert” by Megan Wohlberg, The Northern Journal
June 15, 2015
Hill Times quotes Guy Giorno in an article on the new lobbying code of conduct
"New lobbying code lays out conflict over political activities, could lead to campaign ‘chill’" by Mark Burgess, Hill Times
October 20, 2014
Whitehorse Daily Star quotes Guy Giorno in an article about NDP’s proposed Paid Lobbyist Act
“Proposed lobbying law strong: expert” by Ainslie Cruickshank, Whitehorse Daily Star
April 14, 2014
The Hill Times quotes Guy Giorno in an article on the call for new federal rules regarding lobbying during political campaigns
"Lobbyists seek clarity, changes to federal political campaigning rules" by Mark Burgess, The Hill Times
January 13, 2014
The Star Phoenix quotes Guy Giorno on changes to Saskatchewan’s lobbying laws
“Lobbying law welcome news”, The Star Phoenix
November 25, 2013
CBC News quotes Guy Giorno on new legislation in Saskatchewan regarding lobbying registration
“Advocate for Sask. lobby registry sees big gaps in proposed law” by Stefani Langenegger, CBC News
November 22, 2013
Inside Policy features an article by Guy Giorno on the accountability of members of law enforcement that act outside the law
“When Law Enforcement Acts Outside the Law, Who Polices?”, Inside Policy
November 1, 2013
The Toronto Star and Metro quote Guy Giorno on municipal elected officials and their right to hold a second job
“Toronto Councillor David Shiner worked simultaneously as a federal lobbyist” by Daniel Dale, Toronto Star, “David Shiner was registered federal lobbyist while sitting as Toronto councillor”, Metro
October 4, 2013
CBA’s National magazine quotes Guy Giorno on the need to reform Canada's Access to Information Act
“Access delayed is access denied” by Justin Ling, National magazine
October 1, 2013
Financial Post quotes Michael Bourassa and Guy Giorno on the subject of a new transparency initiative within the Canadian mining industry
“Canadian mining industry embraces transparency initiative” by Drew Hasselback, Financial Post
July 31, 2013
Several publications quote Guy Giorno on the subject of former Federal Tory staffer being fined in historic lobbying conviction
“Former federal Tory staffer fined in historic unregistered lobbying conviction” by Chloé Fedio, Ottawa Citizen, "Skaling pleads guilty, fined $7,500 in 'historic' lobbying conviction", Lobby Monitor, "Former Tory aide fined $7,500 for unregistered lobbying" by Kady O'Malley, CBC News
July 31, 2013
Journal of Commerce quotes Guy Giorno on Bill S-14 and its impact on corruption
"Consulting engineers tackle issue of corruption at conference" by Richard Gilbert, Journal of Commerce
July 10, 2013
iPolitics quotes Guy Giorno and Peter Kirby on new amendments to the Corrupt Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA)
“Centralizing corruption prosecutions a threat to democratic rights: Giorno” by James Munson, iPolitics.ca
June 24, 2013
Fasken Martineau partner available to comment on new law aimed at lobbying practices in the UK
Guy Giorno, leader of the firm's government ethics, transparency and political law practice, is available to discuss the newly proposed lobbying regulations in the UK.
June 5, 2013
The Huffington Post features Guy Giorno’s representation of Nigel Wright, the prime minister of Canada's former chief of staff
“Guy Giorno, Harper's Former Chief Of Staff, To Represent Nigel Wright” by Althia Raj, The Huffington Post
June 3, 2013
Fasken Martineau’s third annual Symposium in Ottawa a success
Fasken Martineau held its third annual Ottawa Symposium yesterday. The event was a great success.
May 9, 2013
Several publications feature Guy Giorno’s article on the historic first charge laid under the Lobbying Act

“Former Tory aide faces first charge laid under Lobbying Act” by Kady O’Malley, CBC News 

“Historic First Charge Laid Under Lobbying Act (Canada)” by Guy Giorno, Ottawa Life Magazine 

"First-ever charges laid under Lobbying Act" by Charlotte Santry, Canadian Lawyer Mag

May 2, 2013
Media Advisory : Fasken Martineau partner available to comment on the historic first charge laid under Lobbying Act
Guy Giorno, partner in the firm’s Corporate Governance practice group, has published a bulletin concerning the first charge laid under the Lobbying Act in Canada.
May 2, 2013
CBC News quotes Guy Giorno’s call for more stringent conflict of interest rules for cabinet ministers, parliamentary secretaries, political staffers and senior civil servants
“Former PMO chief joins call for federal ethics crackdown” by Kady O'Malley, CBC News
February 25, 2013
iPolitics details Guy Giorno’s recommended changes to Canada’s Conflict of Interest Act

“Giorno calls for stronger conflict of interest rules” by Olesia Plokhii, iPolitics

February 25, 2013
The Financial Post features Guy Giorno, Peter Kirby and Fasken Martineau’s Corporate Social Responsibility Law Bulletin on the new amendments proposed for Canada’s anti-bribery legislation
“Amendments would toughen Canada’s anti-bribery law, lawyers believe” by Drew Hasselback, Financial Post
February 12, 2013
Guy Giorno is interviewed on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin on whether Canada’s corruption problem might be bigger than than we think
“The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Corruption, Canadian Style,” TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin
December 5, 2012
Crack-Down on Unregistered Lobbying: Fasken Martineau lawyer available to comment on how clients and employers should protect themselves from lobbying law breaches by consultants and employees
Fasken Martineau's Guy Giorno, a leading expert on lobbying legislation and lobbyist registration law, is available to comment on a recent investigation into Julie Couillard's unregistered lobbying activities and explain why it should serve as a warning, not only to consultants who communicate with government, but also to their clients.
November 30, 2012
The Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce’s newsletter mentions Fasken Martineau as a sponsor and Guy Giorno as speaker of a briefing on lobbying transparency
"Event Report: Breakfast briefing on lobbying transparency,” Canada-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce newsletter
October 1, 2012
Financial Post quotes Guy Giorno on the Canadian government’s implementation of changes to the Lobbying Act
“Federal Lobbying Act changes in the works” by Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post
September 25, 2012
CBC News and The Huffington Post quote Guy Giorno on responsibilities and measures undertaken to protect Canadian Prime Ministers
“Quebec shooting shows tricky side of guarding politicians” by Daniel Schwartz, CBC News and The Huffington Post
September 6, 2012
National Post quotes Guy Giorno on ethics and transparency in lobbying
“Behind The Scenes” by Julia Johnson, National Post
September 4, 2012
The Ottawa Business Journal quotes Guy Giorno on the changes brought by the implementation of the Ottawa municipal lobbyist registry and the reasons to implement such a registry
“Municipal lobbyist registry: What you need to know” by Elizabeth Howell, The Ottawa Business Journal
August 21, 2012
The Ottawa Business Journal quotes Guy Giorno regarding registration concerns for Ottawa’s new lobbyist registry
“Lobbyist registry details unclear: lawyer,” Ottawa Business Journal
August 16, 2012
The Toronto Star quotes Guy Giorno on the introduction of stricter lobbying rules in Ontario
"Days of ‘smoky back rooms at steak houses’ over: Ontario tightens lobbying rules" by Tanya Talaga, The Toronto Star
July 25, 2012
Ottawa Sun quotes Guy Giorno, who lauds Ottawa for being the first Canadian municipality to willingly implement a wide-ranging lobbyist registry
"Committee OKs city lobbyist registry" by Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun
July 6, 2012
The Ottawa Citizen features Guy Giorno’s comments regarding the City Council of Ottawa’s proposed lobbyist registry
“Joanne Chianello: Former Harper adviser finds troubling loophole in Ottawa lobbyist registry” by Joanne Chianello, The Ottawa Citizen
July 4, 2012
CJOB 68's Richard Cloutier interviews Guy Giorno on lobbying legislations in Manitoba and Canada
"RCR" with Richard Cloutier, CJOB 68
June 19, 2012
The Lobby Monitor quotes Guy Giorno on lobbyist registry changes in Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan
"Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan moving on lobbyist registry changes" by Derek Abma, The Lobby Monitor
June 11, 2012
The Winnipeg Free Press quotes Guy Giorno on conflict-of-interest legislation and restrictions regarding the acceptance of gifts
"Guidelines existed for gifts to MLAs" by Bruce Owen, The Winnipeg Free Press
May 17, 2012
Getting the Capital Perspective: Fasken Martineau hosts 2nd annual Symposium in Ottawa
Fasken Martineau announced today that its Ottawa office will host its 2nd annual Symposium on May 24, 2012. The Symposium will take place once again at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.
May 10, 2012
The Ottawa Citizen mentions Guy Giorno's attendance to the Government Innovation Conference—The Rob Ford Factor, Lessons For Canadian Municipalities
"What we can learn from Rob Ford" by David Reevely, The Ottawa Citizen
March 8, 2012
Carleton Newsroom mentions Guy Giorno's designation as a Fellow of Carleton University's unique political management program
"Carleton Celebrates First Semester of Unique Political Management Program," Carleton Newsroom
December 9, 2011
CBC Radio One interviews Guy Giorno in Saskatchewan about the province's proposed lobbyist registry
"Lobbyist registry in Saskatchewan," CBC Radio One
December 7, 2011
The Ottawa Citizen mentions Guy Giorno's contribution to the debate surrounding the City of Ottawa's lobbyist bylaw
"Lobbyist Bylaw: Translation Please" by Ken Gray, The Ottawa Citizen
December 3, 2011
Guy Giorno is mentioned in Metro newspaper about his intervention during a debate discussing the Ottawa lobbying registry
"Debate tackles proposed lobbyist registry" by Steve Collins, Metro
December 2, 2011
Guy Giorno's recommendations concerning the City of Ottawa's lobbyist legislation are posted on The Ottawa Citizen
"Ottawa lobbyist Law in brief: Guy Giorno's recommendations," The Ottawa Citizen
December 1, 2011
The Ottawa Citizen mentions Guy Giorno in relation to the penalties applicable to lobbyists who contravene the City of Ottawa's lobbying bylaw
"Everyone supports lobby registry as long as it doesn't apply to them" by Joanne Chianello, The Ottawa Citizen
December 1, 2011
The Ottawa Citizen mentions Guy Giorno, who commented on the City of Ottawa's lobbying bylaw
"City of Ottawa to take another crack at lobbying bylaw" by David Reevely, The Ottawa Citizen
December 1, 2011
Guy Giorno is interviewed on CBC's Ottawa Morning radio show regarding the City of Ottawa's proposed lobbying disclosure by-law and lobbyist registry
 "Guy Giorno on Lobbying," Ottawa Morning - CBC
November 23, 2011
Healthy Debate features a video presentation of Guy Giorno who talks about health care in Canada and the attachment of Canadians to the current health care system
"The Future of the Federal Health Transfer" by Terrence Sullivan & Karen Born, Healthy Debate
October 20, 2011
SunNews interviews Guy Giorno on the influence of lobbyists in the political process
"A look at lobbyists," SunNews
October 14, 2011
Avoid Troubles: Election-time Reminder of Political Contribution Rules
September 15, 2011
Guy Giorno's op-ed on the creation of a registry of municipal lobbyists in Ottawa published in the Ottawa Business Journal
"Proposed lobbyist registry only a start" by Guy Giorno, Ottawa Business Journal
July 25, 2011
Guy Giorno's article about the need for a lobbying law in the Yukon is published in the Yukon News
"It's time for a lobbyist law" by Guy Giorno, Yukon News
July 21, 2011
Fasken Martineau lawyers available to comment on key issues of concern to Ottawa businesses
July 14, 2011
Guy Giorno is interviewed by the CBC about the City of Ottawa's proposed lobbyist registry
"Ottawa to introduce municipal lobby registry," CBC News Canada
July 14, 2011
Guy Giorno is quoted in The StarPhoenix about the need for a lobbyist registry in Saskatchewan
"Lobby registry proposed" by James Wood, The StarPhoenix
July 11, 2011
Guy Giorno's commentary on Manitoba's Lobbying Act is published in the Winnipeg Sun
"1,000 days and counting" by Guy W. Giorno, Winnipeg Sun
July 5, 2011
Guy Giorno is interviewed on CBC radio in Saskatchewan about the lack of a lobbying law in Saskatchewan
"Lobbying in Saskatchewan" by Guy Giorno, CBC Radio Canada
June 30, 2011
Guy Giorno is quoted in The StarPhoenix's editorial about the need for a lobbying Act in Saskatchewan
"Bring in law on lobbying," The StarPhoenix
June 30, 2011
Guy Giorno's article about the need for a lobbying law in Saskatchewan is published in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix
"Lobbying law overdue in Sask" by Guy Giorno, The StarPhoenix
June 30, 2011
Guy Giorno is featured on CBC.ca for his critique of New Brunswick's lobbyist Act
"Lobbyist law would be weakest in Canada: Giorno," CBC
June 20, 2011
Guy Giorno is quoted in iPolitics about the lobbying rules in Canada
"Lobby watchdog needs teeth: Giorno" by Emily Senger, iPolitics.ca
June 8, 2011
Guy Giorno's commentary on New Brunswick's lobbying act is published in The Telegraph Journal
"Tighten N.B.'s law on lobbying," by Guy Giorno, Telegraph Journal
June 8, 2011
After Toronto and Montréal, Fasken Martineau takes its legal Symposium to the Nation's Capital
May 5, 2011
Guy Giorno's opinion editorial is published on The Hill's Congress Blog
"Taking a page from Canada's lobbying laws" by Guy Giorno, The Hill
January 31, 2011
Fasken Martineau lawyer appointed as fellow with the University of Toronto
Guy Giorno takes on new academic responsibilities while practicing with Fasken Martineau.
January 14, 2011
The Globe and Mail, CTV, Financial Post, The Gazette and Droit-Inc talk about Guy Giorno
"Giorno rejoins Fasken" by Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post
"Bay Street rainmaker switches trains," CTV News
"Rainmaker switches trains - and brings some high-profile clients," The Globe and Mail
"Conservative government advisor Guy Giorno returns to Fasken" by Kathryn Leger, The Gazette
"Retour au bercail pour un ex de Fasken" by Agnès Wojciechowicz, Droit-Inc
January 5, 2011
Welcome Home! Guy Giorno returns to practice with Fasken Martineau
Former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister of Canada is joining the corporate governance practice group
January 4, 2011
Fasken Martineau receives 2008 IABC Ovation awards
April 15, 2008
Guy Giorno quoted in Hill Times article on opinion from federal Lobbyists Registrar
March 3, 2008
Guy Giorno quoted in The Toronto Star on Toronto Lobbyist Registry
February 11, 2008
Guy Giorno quoted in the National Post on new federal Lobbying Regulations
January 21, 2008
Guy Giorno quoted in Hill Times on new federal Lobbying Regulations
January 14, 2008
Guy Giorno quoted in Canadian Press article on proposed new lobbying regulations
January 4, 2008
Guy Giorno interviewed on municipal government relations
December 18, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in Globe and Mail article on Toronto's lobbying by-law
November 26, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in National Post story on Freedom of Information
November 15, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in Globe and Mail column on Toronto Lobbying By-law
November 13, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in National Post story on Toronto Lobbyist Registry
November 12, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted on Alberta lobbying law in the Edmonton Journal
September 27, 2007
Lobbying law expert Guy Giorno comments on Alberta Lobbyists Act
August 24, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in Globe and Mail article on municipal government transparency
August 4, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in National Post article on Toronto lobbyist registry
August 3, 2007
Fasken Martineau lobbying law expert cited as authority in international report
July 5, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in Globe and Mail article on Toronto lobbyist registry
July 2, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted on Lobbyists' Code of Conduct in The Hill Times
January 29, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted in Globe and Mail on freedom of information
January 9, 2007
Guy Giorno quoted on lobbyist registration law in article in The Bottom Line
November 1, 2006
Guy Giorno urges stronger Federal Lobbying Law
October 4, 2006
Guy Giorno quoted on federal lobbying law in the Ottawa Sun
October 3, 2006
Guy Giorno quoted on federal lobbying law in The Hill Times
October 2, 2006
Guy Giorno quoted in The Hill Times on lobbyist registration law
September 25, 2006
Guy Giorno quoted on lobbyist registration in The Globe and Mail
September 7, 2006
Guy Giorno quoted in The Globe and Mail on government transparency
June 13, 2006
Guy Giorno is quoted in the Western Standard on lobbyist registration law
February 27, 2006
Fasken Martineau recruits Giorno to launch Strategic Counsel Practice
June 27, 2002