Some support a sliding-scale system in which the length of the ban would correspond with the official's position and connections.
Lobbying Commissioner Karen Shepherd said her office had seen an 'uptick' in exemption requests to the five-year lobbying ban for public office holders following the election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
As the lobbying commissioner sees a surge in requests from ex-public office holders for lobbying-ban exemptions, the Liberal government is fielding growing calls to reform associated legislation.
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Liberal MP Steve MacKinnon, who spoke for all but one Liberal on the committee, says a comprehensive account on the affair is already in the public record, pointing to 13 hours of committee testimony and the commissioner
A number of unions have registered as third party advertisers in the lead up to the October election, but PSAC, PIPSC and CUPW, all big spenders in 2015, haven't locked down their exact spending goals yet.