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MPs, Senators expect better communication from new lobbying watchdog

By Shruti Shekar      

'It’s really important that officers of Parliament get a grip on what we do and how we do it,’ says Liberal Senator Terry Mercer.

Nancy Bélanger took questions from MPs on the House Ethics Committee on Dec. 6, as pictured, about her nomination to be the new federal lobbying watchdog, and appeared before the Senate on Dec. 8. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade
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Some MPs and Senators say they're hoping to see the expected new lobbying watchdog, Nancy Bélanger, build a stronger relationship with them as she embarks on the start of term, as they suggested there's been a lack of communication between the lobbying commissioner's office and them in the past. "It’s really important that officers of Parliament get a grip on what we do and how we do it,’ Liberal Senator Terry Mercer (Northend Halifax, N.S.) told Ms. Bélanger

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