Lobbying czar has ‘concerns’ for her office’s budget, warns court decision could widen workload
By Samantha Wright AllenMay. 22, 2019
The office’s work has ‘evolved in complexity, litigiousness, and level of scrutiny,’ says Nancy Bélanger.
Lobbying Commissioner Nancy Bélanger says her office's $4.8-million budget has stayed basically the same since 2005, leaving 'practically no flexibility' to make investments and improve the federal lobbyist registry. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Federal lobbying commissioner Nancy Bélanger says she has “concerns” about her office’s budget, which hasn’t changed in 14 years—especially if a recent court decision that broadens Canada’s lobbying law is upheld.
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