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Rahim Jaffer

December 13, 2011 by staff 

Rahim Jaffer, Canada’s lobbying commissioner has found that former Alberta MP Rahim Jaffer and associate Patrick Glemaud broke federal rules when they sought more than $175 million in government funds for their green power company.

In a decision delivered Monday, lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd ruled that Jaffer — a former Edmonton Tory MP — and Glemaud breached the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct by failing to register as lobbyists when they tried in 2009 to obtain about $178 million in federal cash for their company GPG-Green Power Generation Corp.

The lobbying commissioner investigated 10 allegations concerning the two men as in-house lobbyists for GPG and concluded they breached the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct in five of allegations.

“Green Power Generation was a commercial enterprise established with the intention of generating revenue. Although Mr. Glemaud and Mr. Jaffer were not successful in securing more than $178 million in government funding that they were seeking, their activities required registration,” Shepherd said in a statement.

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