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What will compliance with FOIA entail?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2011

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced that the government will be consulting later this year on extending the scope of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to include housing associations.


Cabinet Office guidance on publication of central government contracts
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 28 2011

The Coalition Government has made clear its intentions to make government more transparent.


New rules of accountability under Canada’s Lobbying Act
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • December 2 2010

The Federal Lobbying Act contains a statutory category of "designated public office holder" to refer to officials responsible for high-level decision-making in government.


Government procurements and contracts - new transparency requirements
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2010

"Greater transparency across Government is at the heart of our shared commitment to enable the public to hold politicians and public bodies to account; to reduce the deficit and deliver better value for money in public spending; and to realise significant economic benefits by enabling businesses and non-profit organisations to build innovative applications and websites using public data."


Government of Canada to increase Parliament's transparency
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 5 2010

The Government of Canada today announced it is proposing new lobbying rules, which would add to the current list of designated public office holders all Members of Parliament, Senators and the senior staff in the offices of the Leader of the Opposition.


Designated Public Office Holder Regulations - effective July 2, 2008
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 30 2008

The Designated Public Office Holder Regulations prescribe certain high-level positions in the Canadian Forces and the Government of Canada, so that the persons occupying these positions are included as "designated public office holders" under the Lobbying Act.


Fair enough?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2007

We reported on the Law Commission and the Scottish Law Commission’s draft bill and report on unfair contract terms some time ago. The Government has now announced that it will accept in principle the bill and the recommendations for reform set out in the report, although it needs to consider the issues and potential cost implications.


Henry S. Brown
  • Gowling WLG

Ben Tennant
  • Gowling WLG