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June 9, 2006
Panel discussion launches City consultations on lobbying control
The City of Toronto’s consultations on designing a lobbyist control framework begin next week with a panel discussion before the Bellamy Recommendations Steering Committee. Four experts with a variety of experience in the lobbying process will be appearing before the Committee on Monday, June 12 to discuss appropriate lobbyist controls for the City of Toronto.

Serving on the panel are:
  • Michael Nelson, Registrar of Lobbyists, Government of Canada
  • Bernie Morton, Senior Associate, Municipal Affairs, Sussex Strategy Group
  • Ian Bacque, Director, Ontario Government Relations, TELUS Communications Inc.
  • Linda Stewart, Executive Director, Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa).

Each panelist will make a brief presentation to the Steering Committee, followed by a roundtable discussion with the Committee members.

Interested members of the public can make presentations to the Bellamy Recommendations Implementation Steering Committee on Monday, June 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Committee Room 2, or on Thursday, June 15 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Committee Room 1. For more information, please contact Patsy Morris, City Clerk’s Office at 416-392-9151 or visit the City’s website at

Interested parties can also submit comments in writing by June 30 to:
Lobbyist Control framework Consultations
c/o City Manager’s Office,
10th Floor, East Tower, Toronto City Hall,
100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M5H 2N2

Media contact:

Anne McLaughlin
Strategic Communications



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