Marineland's Lawyer Charged with Violating Lobbying Act

Andrew Burns, Marineland's lawyer, has been charged with violating the Lobbying Act for failing to file a return with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying after communicating with a public office holder regarding Bill S-203. The legislation, which passed in 2019, banned whale and dolphin captivity and breeding in Canada. Marineland opposed the bill and fought to prevent it from becoming law. Pro-whale captivity senators in the Senate, led by then-Senate whip Don Plett, engaged in stall tactics and other efforts to delay and kill the bill.