Lobbying commissioner nominee applied for watchdog post – but not the one she got

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The prime minister’s choice for the new commissioner of lobbying said today she applied for a federal watchdog position — but it wasn’t the one she was ultimately nominated for. Nancy Bélanger, whose appointment was announced last week, told a parliamentary committee Wednesday that she originally applied to replace outgoing Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault and […]

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