FEDERAL BILL

Bill C-278, An Act To Amend The Lobbying Act (reporting Obligations)

FEDERAL BILL - AMENDS ONE STATUTE

1st Reading
May 31, 2016


SUMMARY This enactment amends the Lobbying Act to require lobbyists to disclose (a) whether they are funded by a foreign national, a non-resident corporation or a non-resident organization; and (b) whether they use, or expect to use, grass-roots communication to seek to persuade organizations or members of the public to take measures to obstruct, delay or otherwise negatively affect any proc... (Click for more)


House

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading
May 30, 2016

Senate

1st Reading 2nd Reading 3rd Reading

Published on May 31, 2016

Bill Summary

Bill C-278, An Act To Amend The Lobbying Act (reporting Obligations)

SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Lobbying Act to require lobbyists to disclose

(a) whether they are funded by a foreign national, a non-resident corporation or a non-resident organization; and

(b) whether they use, or expect to use, grass-roots communication to seek to persuade organizations or members of the public to take measures to obstruct, delay or otherwise negatively affect any process that requires the Government of Canada to consult with the public before embarking on a specific course of action, in an attempt to place pressure on a public office holder to endorse a particular opinion.

It also makes a housekeeping amendment to the English version of paragraph 5(2)‍(e.‍1) of the Act.

This Bill Amends The Following Statutes

  1. Lobbying Act R.S.C., 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.)

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