Program Chair(s)

Guy Giorno

Partner, Political Law Practice Leader, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


Lobbying in Canada is more regulated than ever. Yet, individuals and organizations often do not realize that their communications with the government constitute lobbying.

Do you communicate with the government on behalf of your client or organization? Make sure you know the rules.

Ensure compliance with lobbying practices and learn strategies to protect your clients’ or organization’s reputation and avoid costly consequences.

Over one day, this OsgoodePD program will give you the opportunity to engage with lawyers, government staff and industry leaders to get all the practical information you need to effectively advise your clients or organization on the rules and regulations related to government communications, including: ethical considerations, strategies for lobbying compliance, tactics on handling elections issues, the implications of digital advocacy, the connection between lobbying and government procurement, and how to work with a PR firm.

You will leave this program with a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of lobbying and communicating with the government, including best practices for reducing legal and reputational risk.

Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.

What You’ll Learn

Recent changes to the legislative and regulatory frameworks, including emerging trends and strategies for compliance

Tactics for meeting the expectations of transparency and accountability in the public decision-making process

Past and present scandals and how to avoid being in the headlines

Implications of digital media and advocacy

Best practices and strategies for procuring government contracts

Organizational best practices and the interplay between lobbying and political activity, including:

  • Third party election and campaign funding laws
  • Gifts/hospitality to politicians
  • Political contributions

Developments across jurisdictions on registration thresholds

How to deal with investigations and enquiries from lobbying regulators

PLUS! Registration includes two online primers:

  • What is Lobbying? (approx. 45mins)
  • Lobbying Compliance – Internal Strategies for Organizations (approx. 45mins)

Who Should Attend

Lobbying, government relations, and political law lawyers and affiliated professionals

Planning/development, municipal law, labour law and regulatory lawyers and affiliated professionals

Lobbyists (both in-house and from professional lobbying firms) representing corporations, trade and professional associations, public interest and other citizen groups, and labour unions

Strategic policy consultants and similar policy advocates

Compliance professionals

Government procurement professionals

Municipal councilors

Public officials

Professionals working in campaign finance, philanthropy and grass roots mobilization

Federal, provincial and municipal government employees


Program Chair

Guy Giorno

Partner, Political Law Practice Leader, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP


Program Agenda

Program Chair’s Welcome and Introductory Remarks (9:00 a.m. ET)


Recorded: Apr 25, 2022

$795 + TAX

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CPD and Accreditation

OsgoodePD is an accredited provider with the LSO, the Law Society of BC and NY CLE Board. Select your location to view the eligible hours you may claim.

CPD Hours
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Substantive (Online Primers)1h
Professionalism (Online Primers)30m
Total (Online Primers)1h 30m
Substantive5h 40m
Professionalism1h 25m
Total7h 5m

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