Sherry Perreault, Head of Ethics and Lobbying Regulation, Standards in Public Office Commission

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    Sherry Perreault was appointed Ireland’s first Head of Lobbying Regulation by the Standards in Public Office Commission in May 2015. In September 2016, her role was expanded to include responsibility for overseeing the administration of ethics and electoral legislation.

     

    In her current role, Ms Perreault oversees the administration of the Regulation of Lobbying Act, the Ethics in Public Office Acts and the Electoral Acts on behalf of the Standards in Public Office Commission. She serves as Registrar of Lobbying, with delegated authority for operations and compliance, advice and guidance, investigations and enforcement, and communications and outreach.
    Prior to taking up her post, Ms. Perreault was a senior director with Canada’s Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.  She joined the office in 2009, and served as Director of Policy, Research and Communications from 2011 until 2015.  She has significant public sector experience, specialising in policy development and analysis, communications and Parliamentary relations.

    Highlights of her previous experience include serving as Executive Advisor to the Commissioner within the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, as well as posts at the Department of Canadian Heritage, Industry Canada, the Privy Council Office and Transport Canada. She began her career in the private sector, working in client relations and marketing, prior to joining the Canadian federal public service in 1999.

    Ms. Perreault holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from the University of Manitoba, both in political science. She currently resides in Dublin, Ireland.
    Presentation title:

    Seeking support for planning and zoning? How to ensure your actions comply with the Regulation of Lobbying Act .

    Synopsis:

    Thinking of applying for a planning variance? Seeking rezoning for a piece of land? Builders, developers, even homeowners and resident associations often communicate with their local city or county councils to seek support on planning and zoning matters. In many cases, these communications are considered to be lobbying – and if you are lobbying, you must register your lobbying activity on the online Register of Lobbying. This session provides an overview of the Regulation of Lobbying Act, with particular focus on the Act’s zoning and development provisions. Builders, developers and others will want to attend to find out whether the Regulation of Lobbying Act applies to them and how to comply with the legislation.

 

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