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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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