The official languages regulatory framework: reviewed and amended

(Disponible en français : Le cadre réglementaire pour les langues officielles, revu et corrigé)  Chronology The Official Languages (Communications with and Services to the Public) Regulations (the Regulations) establish the criteria for designating which federal offices and points of service must offer services in both official languages. In the fall of 2016, the federal government…

Executive Summary – The Federal Lobbying System: The Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct

(Disponible en français : Résumé – Le système de lobbying à l’échelle fédérale : La Loi sur le lobbying et le Code de déontologie des lobbyistes) The preamble to the Lobbying Act states that free and open access to government is an important matter of public interest, that lobbying public office holders is a legitimate activity, that it…

Changing the Machinery of Government: Indigenous Affairs Portfolio

(Disponible en français : Restructuration de l’appareil gouvernemental : portefeuille des affaires autochtones) More than twenty years ago, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples recommended that “the government of Canada present legislation to abolish the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and to replace it by two new departments: a Department of Aboriginal Relations…