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Quebec lobbyists commissioner appeals for tougher legislation

Talk is cheap.

So says François Casgrain, Quebec’s lobbyists commissioner, who will be retiring by the end of the month after an eight-year term due to health reasons.

Casgrain, disappointed but not bitter, chastised Quebec politicians of all stripes for failing to bolster, expand and simplify the province’s lobby laws. Four successive provincial governments promised over the years to shore up lobby laws, and none have kept their word. The latest effort, Bill 56, is languishing since November 2015.…

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