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‘Show up and do something’: critics call on lobbying commissioner to act on Dion report

By Samantha Wright Allen and Beatrice Paez       

The ethics report reveals ‘too many unanswered questions’ around the extent of SNC-Lavalin’s lobbying, and the commissioner should ‘show up’ and investigate, critics say.

NDP MP Charlie Angus and Conservative MP Peter Kent, pictured on Aug. 21, in a scrum with Hill reporters following the Liberal-majority committee's decision to block their call for a hearing with the ethics commissioner. Both critics say the lobbying commissioner should conduct a probe into SNC's lobbying. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion’s damning report on the prime minister documented previously undisclosed interactions between SNC-Lavalin and the government during the embattled company’s pursuit of a deferred prosecution agreement, raising questions from critics about whether it was operating in full compliance with federal lobbying regulations or whether disclosure rules should change. 

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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