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Lobbyist Registration and Legal Compliance - Keeping Up with the Changing Rules

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The laws that regulate Canadian lobbying - making representations to federal, provincial and municipal governments - continue to evolve. Each year, businesses must adapt to changes and updates to the rules and interpretations.

Lobbying transparency does not just affect professional lobbyists. In fact, lobbying laws also concern companies and organizations whose employees communicate with government officials. In many cases, responsibility for compliance falls on corporate CEOs.

This exclusive seminar, presented by two of the country's leading legal experts on the regulation of lobbying, Guy Giorno and Sean Morley, provides an in-depth update of new developments across all Canadian lobbying laws: federal, provincial, and municipal. It is the place to learn how changes will affect your business or organization.

Topics to be covered

  • New developments in laws that regulate lobbying of federal, provincial and municipal governments 
  • Statutory amendments across all jurisdictions 
  • Developments and trends in enforcement 
  • Political activity by lobbyists 
  • Proposed changes to the federal Lobbying Act 
  • Special update: codes of conduct for those engaged in government relations

Who should attend

  • Business leaders 
  • Government relations executives and managers 
  • In-house counsel 
  • Staff and directors of non-profit associations 
  • Public affairs consultants 
  • Lawyers  

What people are saying

Read what people say about Guy Giorno and previous Fasken Martineau Lobbying Law seminars.


A CDN $399 (+HST) seminar fee entitles participants to breakfast and the following: 

  • A detailed presentation by leading Canadian legal experts on the regulation of lobbying, Guy Giorno and Sean Morley 
  • Exclusive materials that cover all Canadian jurisdictions 
  • In-depth question and answer session


  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am      Breakfast and Registration 
  • 8:30 am - 11:30 am    Seminar with Q&A 
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm  Optional 1-on-1 follow up with presenters

Note: The hours from this non-accredited seminar may be applied towards the 9 Substantive Hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) required by the Law Society of Upper Canada for Ongoing Members. Please note that this seminar is not accredited for Professionalism Hours and cannot be counted for New Members or for Professionalism Hours for Ongoing Members.


TORONTO - November 2, 2012
Fasken Martineau
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Bay Adelaide Centre
Toronto, ON M5H 2T6

OTTAWA - November 8, 2012
National Arts Centre
Salon Room
53 Elgin Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5W


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