Conservative MP James Rajotte says ‘there is some confusion now in terms of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.’
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.
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.
Consultant lobbyists are adjusting to a business environment involving more competition, new technologies, and shorter contracts.
House Ethics Committee doesn’t recommend including ‘apparent’ conflicts in the act.
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.
Trade deals, telecom lobbying lead to busy year, communications with environment minister drop.
Chill prevails in relations between telcos and feds.
Rogers, Telus, and BCE registered 86 communications with public office holders in August. The Big Three have 15 registered lobbyists.