‘Of course sponsored travel is about lobbying, it’s about gaining influence,’ says NDP MP Charlie Angus, and needs more oversight.
Lobbying Commissioner Nancy Bélanger said in an April 30 report there is a ‘gap in transparency’ around parliamentary sponsored travel and the lobbying that takes place.
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Canada’s reporting system for sponsored parliamentary travel creates a “gap in transparency,” making it difficult to know whether lobbying happened on the trips, or afterwards, according to a new report from Lobbying Commissioner Nancy Bélanger.
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