Protecting against vulnerability of government to lobbying
Synonyms: Reducing vulnerability of government to influence peddling
Implementation: In Canada, while lobbying is recognised as legitimate, it is subject to a code of conduct, a complaints procedure and stringent requirements for registration. Individuals must register if they are paid to communicate with federal public office holders in attempts to influence - i.e., lobby for - the making, developing or amending of legislative proposals, bills, regulations, policies or programs, and the awarding of grants or contributions. They must disclose the names of their clients or employers, information about their companies or associations, specific information on what is being lobbied, the names of departments or agencies contacted and the communication techniques used to lobby. Failure to comply may constitute a criminal offence.
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies