The federal government has some decisions to make regarding the upcoming term expirations of the commissioners of both lobbying and ethics and some expect the ultimate result is that the two jobs will become one. Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd’s current term ends June 29. She started this job in July 2008. After two six-month terms on an interim basis, the former Conservative government under Stephen Harper (Calgary Heritage, Alta.) renewed Ms. Shepherd to a seven-year term in 2009.