Lobbying

Liberal MP Vaughan accuses airline, government-relations firm of improper lobbying, charge appears unwarranted

Liberal MP Adam Vaughan has not retracted critical statements made in the House about a consultant lobbyist last week, even though documentation appearing on the federal lobbyists registry a day later suggested no wrongdoing by his target.

Liberal MP Michael Levitt, right, tweeted this picture of himself with Porter Airlines CEO Robert Deluce on Feb. 2, and referenced a meeting they had that day. Fellow Liberal MP Adam Vaughn also met with Mr. Deluce and hired lobbying firm Sussex Strategy that day, but has criticized them for not being registered lobbyists, a charge that appears unwarranted. Photography courtesy of Twitter

By DEREK ABMA

PUBLISHED : Monday, March 14, 2016 12:00 AM

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