Bélanger’s proposed Lobbyists’ Code changes should go much further
People who play a significant role as a fundraiser or campaigner for a candidate or party should be prohibited from lobbying for a 10-year cooling-off period; people who play any other fundraising or campaigning role should have a five-year cooling-off period, and; people who only canvass or volunteer a couple of times during a campaign should not have any cooling-off period.
Canada's federal Lobbying Commissioner Karen Bélanger. Democracy Watch's Duff Conacher argues that the commissioner’s proposed cooling-off periods for lobbyists will allow for 'corrupt favour-trading'. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade