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

Government Relations & Ethics Group
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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 Ottawa's Guy W. Giorno, one of the country's leading legal experts on the regulation of lobbying, 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 (+GST) seminar fee entitles participants to lunch and the following:

  • A detailed presentation by a leading Canadian legal expert on the regulation of lobbying
  • Exclusive materials that cover all Canadian jurisdictions 
  • In-depth question and answer session


Please register above by Thursday, June 13, 2013


  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Registration & Hot Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Seminar with Q&A
  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Optional 1-on-1 follow up with presenters


Note:  Lawyers may apply this 3.0 credit hour seminar towards their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) declaration under the Law Society of Alberta.


For more information:

Anne Macalincag
+ 1 403 261 5369 or + 1 877 336 5350 Ext. 5369