Reforming Lobbying Laws

There is an ethical need to ensure the activities of the public sector are done in the interest of the public good. To prevent conflicts, I want to introduce a cooling off period for lobbyists before they can work in the public service – such as the Office of the Premier.

When MHAs or senior public servants leave the Provincial Government, they are forbidden to lobby government for a period of time. The ethical need to prevent conflicts is equally strong for lobbyists entering the public service.