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PhD student Noah Fry publishes in Canadian Public Administration

Mr. Fry's article analyzes Canadian lobbying regulations and their reform

Feb 18, 2022

Noah Fry, a PhD student in the Department of Political Science, has published an article in Canada’s foremost public administration journal, Canadian Public Administration.

In his article, Mr. Fry challenges the dominant narrative of scandal as the exclusive catalyst of regulatory change, instead advancing regulatory opportunism as another causal factor. Tracing federal lobbying regulatory reform from the Sponsorship Scandal onward, Mr. Fry documents how political elites and interest groups banded together to shape new regulations to their advantage. He argues that greater attention needs to be paid to the ‘partisan power plays’ that typify institutional and legislative lobbying reform. In the Canadian case, Mr. Fry concludes that systemic reform is needed to the Lobbying Act in order to address conditions that have enabled new scandals such as the We Charity incident.  

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