CAPP did not breach the Lobbyists Act

Contributed to The Hill Times
Bob Bleaney
Vice President, Ottawa and Eastern/Atlantic Canada
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
November 28, 2011

Neil R. Wilkinson, Ethics Commissioner, submitted A Report of an Investigation of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta today under the authority of Subsections 17(1) and 17(1.1) of the Lobbyists Act.

The Investigation was conducted by Bradley V. Odsen, Q.C., Lobbyists Act Registrar, in response to a request made by the Alberta Federation of Labour August, 28, 2011.

Mr. Odsen noted that, "The Report speaks for itself. The Investigation revealed that there is no breach of the Lobbyists Act and that CAPP is in full compliance. It is hoped that in the future any individual or organization believing they have information suggesting an apparent breach of the Lobbyists Act will consider first discussing their concerns with the Registrar."

A copy of the Investigation Report can be found on our website at: http://www.lobbyistsact.ab.ca/LRS/GeneralSettings.nsf/vwEnHTML/Findings.htm or by contacting our Office.

The Office of the Ethics Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and reports directly to the Legislative Assembly. The Ethics Commissioner operates independently from any part of the Alberta government and individual elected officials. The authority for the Ethics Commissioner is found in the Conflicts of Interest Act and the Lobbyists Act.

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Bradley V. Odsen, Q.C.,
Lobbyists Act Registrar
Office of the Ethics Commissioner
Phone: 780-422-2273

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