Monday, November 07, 2005

Registrar of Lobbyists To Get Funding Increase

The Government of Canada has just announced that they will increase funding for the Registrar of Lobbyists in an effort to stamp out the scourge of unregistered Lobbying. This comes on the heals of a recent policy statement by the Prime Ministers Office on the new changes to the definition of 'Lobbyist' and who is now covered by these new rules.

PMO spokesman Scott Reid announced Friday that "...lobbying is defined as trying to influence public policy." Under these new guidelines, currently all non-profit organizations, media groups, publishers, journalists, bloggers, and anyone who discusses politics with their neighbors or at work around the water cooler, will now have to register. Because of this increase to the registry of millions of new lobbyists, the funding must be increased to match.

It is rumored that Earnscliffe Strategy Group will be contracted to coordinate the effort, that Abotech will be hired to set up the computer databases, and that the amount of funding increase for this registry will be well over 2 billion dollars.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sierra said...

scary thing it that is EXACTLY the kind of thing government people do...

make half assed pronoucements with no thought of the eventual consequenses or potential impace.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

I'd love to think you were joking.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of rejects. They are terrible at everything. There is no accountability to control costs. Whoever gets the contract will milk the government for all they are worth. It is the Canadian way!!

BTW...IAAC I have to complement you on the main graphic for your site!! I am cleaning the coffee off my screen as soon as I hit the 'publish' button. LOL!!!

10:38 AM  

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