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1 Social Context of Business Lobbying
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2 Tobacco industry lobby!?
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3 Lobbying What is it? Who does it? Business-Government Relations Jacob, Stanbury, Bartha Types of lobbying Direct/Indirect Advocacy Who gets lobbied? When to lobby? The lobbying strategy
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4 Lobbying Lobbying Quotes (from Hillwatch.com): “Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” (Napoleon) “The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.” (Hubert Humphrey) “Okay, you’ve convinced me. Now go out there and bring pressure on me.” (President Franklin D. Roosevelt) “Government relations is a test of how you manage frustration.” (anonymous)
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5 Lobbying – What is it? “…persuading someone with more decision making power than you, in a particular situation, to take a course of action that you support.” (B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union) “…the activity wherein individual citizens voice their opinion to government officials about government policy actions.” (Steven Suranovic, internationalecon.com) “Lobbying is the process of trying to influence and shape decisions of government at any level.” (thecanadian encylopedia.com) “Lobbying is an activity through which individuals and groups attempt to influence legislatures, councils, governments and administrations.” (Gregory J. Levine, Governmental Ethics Law in Canada) “…all attempts to influence directly or indirectly any government activity, including any attempt to influence legislators, their staff, civil servants and members of regulatory agencies.” (Carson, 1988)
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6 Lobbying – Who Does It? Business interest groups or associations Consultant lobbyists (or government relations consultants) In-house government relations staff
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7 Who Gets Lobbied? In the federal context the usual targets are: Cabinet Ministers Bureaucrats
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8 What exactly is lobbying? “An activity, directed at decision makers, carried out on behalf of special interests to influence public policy outcomes.”
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9 The Lobbying Act On December 12, 2006 the Federal Accountability Act received Royal Assent. Among the changes that this act makes to Federal statutes are several relating to the Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA) , which is currently in force.
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10 Lobbying The Act now states that lobbying will consist of " any oral or written communication made to a public office holder ."
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11 Types of Lobbyists Consultant lobbyists : consultants who are paid to lobby on behalf of clients They may be consultants in public relations or in marketing; lawyers, notaries, engineers or accountants whose functions include lobbying.
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Types of Lobbyists In-house lobbyists (corporations) and in-house lobbyists (organizations):
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This note was uploaded on 01/10/2010 for the course MANAGEMENT ADM 1301 taught by Professor Audi during the Fall '08 term at University of Ottawa.

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