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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