Guy W. Giorno


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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
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