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.

Year
Date Title Topic Summary
Feb 06, 2020 Exemption Guidance 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 Guidance General Guidance The Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) contains reporting requirements for relevant codes of conduct. This guidance document explains those reporting requirements.
Feb 06, 2020 Guidance for 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 Guide to 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 Guidance General Guidance The Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) requires lobbyists to report information about government funding received or requested. This guidance document explains those requirements.
Feb 06, 2020 Coalitions General Guidance The Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) contains reporting requirements for coalitions. This guidance document explains the BC Lobbyists Registry reporting requirements with respect to coalitions.