Prime Minister Trudeau Welcomes Appointment of Common Law Alumnae Nancy Bélanger as next Commissioner of Lobbying

Posted on Friday, December 15, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed on December 14, 2017 the appointment of Nancy Bélanger (LL.B. 1993, LL.M. 1997) as the next Commissioner of Lobbying.

Ms. Bélanger legal career in Public Service spans more than two decades. Upon graduating from the Common Law Section, she joined the federal Public Service in 1993 as a Law Clerk with the Federal Court of Canada. Ms. Bélanger has distinguished herself by taking on increasing responsibilities in progressively more senior positions. She currently serves as Deputy Commissioner, Legal Services and Public Affairs, with the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada.

As Commissioner of Lobbying, Ms. Bélanger will be responsible for maintaining the Registry of Lobbyists, fostering public awareness of the requirements of the Act, and ensuring compliance with the Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct.

The Commissioner of Lobbying is an independent Agent of Parliament; the appointment is for a term of seven years.

Congratulations to Ms. Bélanger on her nomination!

For more information, please consult:

News Release: Prime Minister nominates next Commissioner of Lobbying

Biography: Nancy Bélanger

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