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Are you lobbying on behalf of a client?
Under the Lobbyists Transparency Act, a person who is paid to lobby on behalf of a client is responsible for registering their lobbying activities in the BC Lobbyists Registry.
See below for information on the reporting requirements for consultant lobbyists, along with guidance on how to create an account, manage Registration Returns and file Lobbying Activity Reports. For more information and step-by-step guidance, please see the Guidance Documents page.
This guide answers common questions about lobbying in BC, including when and how lobbyists need to register with the BC Lobbyists Registry.
The Account Management user guide will walk you through the process of creating and managing your accounts within the Lobbyists Registry.
The Consultant Lobbyist Registration Returns user guide will walk you through step by step how to create and manage Registration Returns.
The Monthly Returns and Lobbying Activity Reports user guide sets out the Monthly Return requirements for consultant lobbyists with active registrations in the BC Lobbyists Registry.
Consultant lobbyists must register lobbying activities in the Lobbyists Registry within certain timelines. Check out the Registration Timelines infographic to find out more about the LTA’s 10, 15, and 30-day requirements.
This guidance document explains the LTA requirements for lobbyists to declare information about certain affiliates and third parties that may be influencing activities of a client or organization.