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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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.