Investigation report : David MacNaughton, President of Palantir Canada
This report follows an investigation conducted by the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying (OCL) pursuant to section 10.4 of the Lobbying Act (Act) to determine whether Mr. David MacNaughton, former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and current President of Palantir Canada, contravened the five-year restriction on lobbying set out in paragraph 10.11(1)(c) of the Act. This provision prohibits former designated public office holders employed by corporations from engaging in in-house lobbying activities if such activities would constitute a significant part of their work on behalf of their employer.
Based on all of the information gathered during this investigation, I determined that Mr. MacNaughton did not contravene the five-year restriction on lobbying to which he was subject as a former designated public office holder employed by a corporation.
In making this determination, the OCL had to determine whether Mr. MacNaughton communicated with federal public office holders on behalf of Palantir in respect of any of the subject matters referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) of the Act and, if so, whether any such in-house lobbying activities would constitute a significant part of his work on behalf of Palantir.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
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