Friday, July 3, 2015
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LOBBYING
Alberta election upends lobbying industry, will lead to ‘buying season’: consultants

  
Lobbyists worry about ‘chill,’ some MPs still unclear about rules on lobbyist gifts, meals

Conservative MP James Rajotte says ‘there is some confusion now in terms of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.’


  
Extended budget period could mean bloated implementation bill

  
Industry lobbying on anti-corruption procurement rules showing signs of success

  
Health top lobbying subject, advocates look to influence next election platforms

  
MP Rajotte more lobbied than any Cabinet minister last month

  
Interest groups eye budget surplus in summer submissions, look to election as leverage

  
Lobbying of Cabinet ministers declined over five years: analysis

  
International PR firm Edelman acquires Devon Group, expands national public affairs practice in Canada

Edelman says it has acquired the Devon Group, an expansion that will help Edelman build a national public affairs offering, particularly in government relations, digital public affairs and digital campaigns.


  
Lobbyists to make final pitches on bills before summer months

  
Lobbyists looking to give back with new pro bono advocacy organization

A group of young Ottawa lobbyists is launching a pro bono service offering their unique skills on a volunteer basis to organizations that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford them.


  
Changes in consulting business: fewer retainers, more competition

Consultant lobbyists are adjusting to a business environment involving more competition, new technologies, and shorter contracts.


  
Conflict-of-interest report doesn’t address calls for post-employment rule changes

House Ethics Committee doesn’t recommend including ‘apparent’ conflicts in the act.


  
What do the hired guns make, anyway?

Salaries range wildly, but an in-house corporation lobbyist, especially at the executive level, would usually make more than other lobbyists, exceeding $200,000 with stock options, bonuses and other benefits, and in some cases exceeding it a few times over.


  
Ritz, Moore most-lobbied ministers last year

Trade deals, telecom lobbying lead to busy year, communications with environment minister drop.


  
Spectrum auction underway, lobbying fallout continues

Chill prevails in relations between telcos and feds.


  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

Photo courtesy of Twitter

On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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