Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 3
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Lobbyists, Governments and Public Trust, Volume 3

Implementing the OECD Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying

This report takes stock of progress made in implementing the 2010 Recommendation on Principles for Transparency and Integrity in Lobbying – the only international instrument addressing major risks in the public decision-making process related to lobbying. The review process found that although there is an emerging consensus on the need for transparency to shed light on lobbying, new regulations are often scandal-driven instead of forward looking.

In countries that have regulations in place, the degree of transparency in lobbying varies considerably across OECD members. Moving forward, it will be essential for countries to focus efforts on the implementation of the Recommendation, in order to strengthen confidence in the public decision-making process and restore trust in government. It will also be crucial to strengthen the implementation of the wider integrity framework, as it is the prime tool for safeguarding transparency and integrity in the decision-making process in general and lobbying practices in particular.

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This chapter provides an update on Canada’s federal lobbying legislation, the Lobbying Act. It briefly describes the purpose and key elements of the legislation on lobbying at the federal level in Canada and how it enhances the transparency of lobbying through mandatory registration of lobbying activities and reporting of communications with certain public office holders.The chapter also provides information on the work of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying.

 
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