Lobbying

‘This is not exactly the Pentagon Papers’: Lobbyists voice concern over ethics commissioner’s ruling on gifts

Government relations practitioners call for a higher bar in determining what constitutes buying influence.

Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, pictured in 2015, ruled that a CRTC official violated conflict of interest rules by accepting flowers and chocolates given by representatives of a radio station on her birthday. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 12:00 AM

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