Information Required for an Exemption Review

Here is a list of the information the OCL needs to conduct an exemption review in a timely manner. Please be advised that the information will not be released except in accordance with the Lobbying Act, the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.
  • Contact information:
    • Name
    • Address for correspondence
    • Email to communicate
    • Phone number (day) to reach you
  • Please include a resume of your previous employment, including any acting appointment:
    • Ensure that your resume includes a list of all previous employment as a DPOH.
    • For each employment as a DPOH, please ensure that the OCL is provided with the following information:
      • title of position;
      • level or salary range;
      • beginning and end date;
      • name and position of immediate supervisor;
      • description of main tasks accomplished; and
      • two references with coordinates to reach them: your supervisor and a work colleague.
    • Additional documents required for each employment as a DPOH:
      • Provide letters of offer, records documenting your date of departure and any other relevant information. This includes any correspondence you received from the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.
  • Please inform the Office of the reason(s), in accordance with subsection 10.11(3) of the Lobbying Act, providing a written justification why you should be exempted:
    1. Employed as a designated public office holder for a short period;
    2. Employed as a designated public office holder on an acting basis;
    3. Employed under a program of student employment;
    4. Had administrative duties only.

You may apply to the Commissioner of Lobbying for an exemption in writing by sending the required information to:

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada
255 Albert Street
10th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R5
Fax: 613-957-3078

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