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The Commissioner of Lobbying

Portrait of Nancy Bélanger, Commissioner of Lobbying

Nancy Bélanger was appointed by both houses of Parliament under the Lobbying Act (the Act) as Commissioner of Lobbying on December 30, 2017, for a seven-year term.

As an independent Agent of Parliament, Commissioner Bélanger is responsible for administering and enforcing the Act. The Commissioner's mandate is to maintain a registry of lobbyists to increase the transparency of lobbying activities, foster greater awareness of the Act through education and outreach, and enforce compliance with the Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct.

Nancy Bélanger holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa, and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

She joined the federal Public Service in 1993 as a Law Clerk with the Federal Court of Canada.

Nancy Bélanger has held positions with the Department of Justice and was Executive Officer to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court. She was also a Senior Legal Advisor with the Immigration and Refugee Board.

In the past decade, she has served in the offices of two Agents of Parliament. In 2007, she joined the senior management team as General Counsel at the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner. In July 2013, she became General Counsel and Director of Legal Services for the Office of the Information Commissioner, a position she held until August 2017 when she became Deputy Commissioner, Legal Services and Public Affairs.

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