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Ottawa, — The Commissioner of Lobbying, Karen E. Shepherd, has prohibited Andrew Skaling from lobbying for a period of four months.
The Lobbying Act gives the Commissioner the authority to prohibit anyone convicted of an offence under the Act from lobbying federal public office holders for a maximum period of two years.
I decided that a four-month prohibition is sufficient given that this was Mr. Skaling's first offence and that the Court had already imposed a $7,500 fine upon his conviction," Commissioner Shepherd stated. "
I believe this prohibition reflects the seriousness of the offence." The Commissioner plans no further action on this matter.
Mr. Skaling is prohibited from engaging in registrable lobbying activities from to .
More information on Mr. Skaling's prohibition can be found on the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying's website.
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