Lobbying

Ethics critic pushes for better enforcement of ‘20 per cent’ lobbying rule

The Startup Canada entrepreneurship network says it tracks its government relations to ensure it's under the registration threshold. Duff Conacher accuses the lobbying commissioner of letting groups police themselves.

The office of Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd, left, says it takes all allegations of lobbying misconduct seriously. Democracy Watch co-founder Duff Conacher, right, thinks the office could be doing more proactive enforcement. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright and Cynthia Münster

By CHELSEA NASH, MARCO VIGLIOTTI

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 12:00 AM

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