About The ORL

The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists is an independent office of the legislature.

  • Our mandate is to oversee, monitor and enforce the Lobbyists Registration Act ("LRA"). The LRA requires individuals and organizations who lobby public office holders and meet specific criteria to register their lobbying activities in an online public registry. You can search the Lobbyists Registry by selecting the "search" links above.
  • The goal of the LRA is to promote transparency in lobbying and government decision-making by allowing citizens to know who is attempting to influence public office holders' decisions.

We welcome you to browse our website and to contact us if you have any questions.

Drew McArthur is B.C.'s Acting Registrar of Lobbyists 

Responsibility

The Registrar of Lobbyists is generally responsible for monitoring, promoting, and enforcing compliance with the Lobbyists Registration Act (“LRA”). The Registrar or his/her delegate has specific responsibility for:

  • Managing the online registry of lobbyists;
  • Overseeing the registration of lobbyists;
  • Investigating to determine whether a person has complied with the LRA or the regulations;
  • Giving the person notice of the allegations, the reasons why it is believed there has been a contravention, and how the person may exercise an opportunity to be heard;
  • Giving a person the opportunity to be heard if, after an investigation, it is believed the person has not complied with a provision of the LRA or the regulations;
  • Issuing administrative penalties;
  • Submitting reports of non-compliance to the Legislative Assembly;
  • Ensuring public accessibility to information in the Lobbyists Registry; and
  • Promoting compliance through public education.