Lobbying

Carson sentence prompts critic to urge steeper fines, but lobbyists say the system works

Ethics watchdog pushes for larger fines, warning small, insignificant penalties undermine credibility of the Lobbying Act.

Bruce Carson, an aide in former prime minister Stephen Harper's office, leaves court after he was fined $50,000 for illegal lobbying on Nov. 4, with his lawyer Patrick McCann, right. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

By MARCO VIGLIOTTI

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 12:00 AM

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