Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada
|Commissioner of Lobbying|
|Commissaire au Lobbying|
|Reports to||Parliament of Canada|
|Nominator||Prime Minister of Canada|
|Appointer||Governor in Council|
|Term length||7 years|
|Constituting instrument||Lobbying Act|
|First holder||Karen E. Shepherd|
|Le Commissariat au lobbying|
|Headquarters||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Annual budget||$5.3 million|
The Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada is an officer of Parliament of Canada who is responsible for achieving the objectives of the Lobbying Act that came into force in 2008. The Office replaced the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists.
The Lobbying Act mandates this office and its commissioner, who holds office for seven years. Its mission has three main objectives: maintaining the Registry of lobbyists; developing and implementing educational programs to create public awareness of the requirements of the Lobbying Act; conducting reviews and investigations to ensure compliance with the Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct.
Commissioners of Lobbying
In November 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated Nancy Bélanger, the Deputy Commissioner of Legal Services and Public Affairs, as the commissioner replacing Shepherd. Her nomination was approved in December 2017.
- "Organization Profile - Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner". appointments.gc.ca. Government of Canada. 20 November 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
- "GC InfoBase". www.tbs-sct.gc.ca. Government of Canada. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- "Prime Minister nominates next Commissioner of Lobbying". pm.gc.ca (Press release). PMO. November 30, 2017.
- "Prime Minister welcomes appointment of new Commissioner of Lobbying". pm.gc.ca (Press release). PMO. December 14, 2017.