LTA Guidance Documents

The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (ORL) publishes guidance documents to provide information and promote compliance with the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA), which will come into force on May 4, 2020.

Please note these documents are provided for information only and are not considered to be legal advice or other advice by the ORL. Responsibility for compliance with the law rests with each organization and consultant lobbyist.

Additional documents and support material will continue to be posted as the May 4, 2020, coming into force date approaches.

The Glossary of Terms contains definitions to key terms and language found in our guidance materials. The definitions are provided for information only. Definitions provided in an official document, such as an Act or Regulation, will, of course, take precedence. 

Year
Date Title Topic Summary
Apr 03, 2020 Lobbying Activity Report - Consultant Lobbyists Consultant Lobbyist Lobbyists Registry screenshots of a Lobbying Activity Report for consultant lobbyists.
Apr 03, 2020 Lobbying Activity Report - Organizations General Guidance Lobbyists Registry screenshots of a Lobbying Activity Report for organizations.
Mar 10, 2020 Lobbyists Transparency Act General Guidance This is an unofficial consolidation of the Lobbyists Transparency Act, prepared March 4, 2020 for convenience only. This consolidation includes all amendments in force as of May 4, 2020, the date on which BC brings into force amendments to the Act, and reflects how the Act will read on that date.
Mar 03, 2020 10, 15, and 30-day Requirements General Guidance This document provides an at-a-glance look at the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) timelines regarding 10, 15, and 30-day requirements. It covers the registration requirements for lobbyists, what must be reported, and the applicable timelines.
Mar 03, 2020 How to Register and Report Your Lobbying Activities General Guidance If you are paid to lobby BC public office holders , you must register your lobbying activities in the Lobbyists Registry at the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists. Follow the steps below to register.
Feb 20, 2020 Glossary of Terms General Guidance This glossary of terms contains definitions of commonly used terms within the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) guidance documents and the new BC Lobbyists Registry.
Feb 06, 2020 Exemption Process for Former Office Holders General Guidance This guidance document outlines what the Registrar will consider when adjudicating applications for exemptions from the lobbying prohibition for former public office holders under section 2.3 of the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA).
Feb 06, 2020 Codes of Conduct General Guidance This guidance document explains the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) reporting requirements for relevant codes of conduct.
Feb 06, 2020 Organizations General Guidance This guidance document provides an overview for organizations with in-house lobbyists under the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA).
Feb 06, 2020 Provincial Entities General Guidance This document provides guidance on the term “Provincial entity” as it is used in the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA).
Feb 06, 2020 Lobbyist Gifts General Guidance This guidance document explains the gift-giving prohibition in the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA), the limited exception to the prohibition, and the reporting requirements related to gifts.
Feb 06, 2020 Timing is Everything: Transition Rules for the LTA General Guidance This document provides guidance regarding the transition rules – or time-related – aspects of the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) in the period after the legislation comes into force on May 4, 2020.
Feb 06, 2020 Are you Lobbying? Infographic In BC, the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) is enforced by the Registrar of Lobbyists. Lobbyists are paid, on behalf of their employers or clients, to communicate with public office holders in an attempt to influence government decisions.
Feb 06, 2020 Government Funding General Guidance This guidance document explains the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) requirements for lobbyists to report information about government funding received or requested.
Feb 06, 2020 Coalitions General Guidance This guidance document explains the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) and BC Lobbyists Registry reporting requirements with respect to coalitions.