They say the Lobbying Act must change so that the onus to report isn’t only on the lobbyist, but also the government, to improve accountability.
Ethics critics NDP MP Charlie Angus, left, and Conservative MP Peter Kent, right, say the Lobbying Act should change to capture all lobbying activity, including government-initiated meetings with Facebook Canada's head of public policy Kevin Chan, centre, a former Liberal staffer. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Some departments are “dodging” an MP’s question on government meetings with Facebook, revealing loopholes in the Lobbying Act that opposition critics say need fixing.
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There’s an inherent tension at play between journalism’s interest in news value and the public interest, says Elly Alboim, former CBC journalist, who doesn't think debates should be treated as a 'journalistic exercise.'