At the Château Frontenac from December 8 to 11 - Québec is hosting an international conference of specialists in government ethics

December 6, 2013

Quebec City, December 6, 2013 – Beginning this Sunday, the Chief Electoral Officer of Québec, the Lobbyists Commissioner , the Ethics Commissioner, and the Commission d'accès à l'information will host the 35th Annual Conference of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL). The event will bring together around 300 participants fromCanada, theUnited States andAustralia. In addition to thematic sessions, focusing in particular on elections, political financing, lobbying, ethics, and access to information, the conference program will include plenary sessions featuring speakers from different backgrounds. New technologies and strategic information, crisis prevention and a look at political cartoons will all be drawing cards for participants, who will be welcomed, during the opening session on Monday by Québec government ministers Agnès Maltais and Bernard Drainville.

For an overview of the conference program, simply click on the following link: http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.cogel.org/resource/resmgr/2013_conference/2013_cogel_program-at-a-glan.pdf. All working sessions will be simultaneously translated into French.

What is COGEL?

The Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) is a North American professional association which brings together individuals, agencies and organizations responsible for or concerned by government ethics in areas including elections, fundraising campaigns, the regulation of lobbying and access to information.

COGEL members benefit from an insider’s information exchange network which informs them about important developments and trends in their field of interest.

The organization was founded in 1974 in theUnited States. The Chief Electoral Officer ofOntario, Greg Essensa, is the president of its steering committee.

 

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