Earlier today, it was announced the premier's former special advisor Ken Dobell would be pleading guilty to "one count of Failing to Register as a Lobbyist contrary to Section 10 of the Lobbyists Registration Act of British Columbia." But Mr. Dobell isn't the only one whose been accused of breaching that section of the act. Former Liberal house leader Graham Bruce is presently the subject of an inquiry by the office of the information and privacy commissioner. The inquiry - which has been underway since October - relates to accusations he didn't register as a lobbyist for the Cowichan Journey of Generations committee. Mr. Bruce has said he didn't have to register because his contract was with an aboriginal agency and devoted less than 20 percent of his time to lobbying work - one of the loopholes in the act.
March 10, 2008