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Lobbying, ethics commissioners given six-month extensions

By Derek Abma      

Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd’s last term ended Wednesday, while Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson's term was to end next Friday.

Karen Shepherd, left, and Mary Dawson be given interim extensions to their jobs of lobbying commissioner and ethics commissioner, respectively, though it remains unclear what the long-term plan is for these roles.. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's cabinet reappointed Canada's federal lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd and ethics commissioner Mary Dawson to six more months last week after their terms expired. Privy Council Office spokesman Raymond Rivet said Thursday that cabinet was recommending Ms. Shepherd and Ms. Dawson be appointed to interim extensions that would last no more than six months. Cameron Ahmad, a spokesman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineu, Que.), said later that day that six-month appointments for both commissioners had been finalized. "A process

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