The Registrar of Lobbyists has the legal authority to investigate individuals and organizations in BC who meet certain criteria to ensure they properly register their lobbying activities in the online public registry.
The reports posted below contain details of investigations where it was found the individuals or organizations were in compliance with the Lobbyists Transparency Act.
|Feb 14, 2024
|Canadian Union of Public Employees - British Columbia Division/Karen Ranalletta
|Canadian Union of Public Employees – British Columbia Division (CUPE BC) gave a gift to public office holders (POHs) attending the 2022 BC Annual Convention Welcome Reception. Gifts are prohibited under section 2.4(1) of the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA), unless the exception under s. 2.4(2) of the LTA applies. A compliance investigation was opened to determine if CUPE BC was in contravention of s. 2.4(1) of the LTA. The outcome of the investigation concluded the gift was not prohibited, since CUPE BC’s gift was excepted under s. 2.4(2) of LTA.
|Jun 06, 2013
|British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police and British Columbia Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police
|The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists conducted an investigation to determine whether the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police and the British Columbia Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police were required to register under the LRA. The Acting Deputy Registrar found that the police associations are not required to register as lobbyists under the LRA, because their members communicate with public office holders in their official capacity as employees of a local government authority or the government of Canada and are exempt from the requirement to register.