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"When Selling becomes Lobbying ... and other Compliance Issues You Didn't Know You Faced"
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When: Friday, November 25, 2016
12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Where: MEDEC Learning Centre
405 The West Mall
Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario  M9C 5J1
Contact: Katherine Cartlidge

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"When Selling becomes Lobbying ... and other Compliance Issues You Didn't Know You Faced"

Guy Giorno

Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Co-author of the legal text 'Lobbying in Canada'


With lobbyist registration laws on the books in nine of ten provinces and many municipalities, and with increased enforcement activity, lobbying-law compliance has become a major corporate concern.

The term "lobbying" can be misleading, because these laws extend beyond your typical "government relations" meetings with provincial politicians.  In many places, seeking government contracts - that is selling - is considered lobbying.  And the concept of "government" is broad.  For example in some provinces, the law covers "lobbying" of hospitals; in others, universities.

Guy Giorno is widely recognized as Canada's leading expert on the laws that govern lobbying.  He will join us to talk about the steps companies can take to strengthen their lobbying law compliance.  Topics to be covered include the following:

  • when selling becomes lobbying

  • lobbying law's impact on communication with the broad public sector (hospitals, municipalities, etc)

  • update on enforcement

  • how industry association (MEDEC) activity affects your company's lobbyist filings

  • company best practices


Join us on Friday, November 25, 2016, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm in the MEDEC Learning Centre.

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