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|Sep 29, 2023
|Annual Conference of the Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network held in Victoria, British Columbia
|The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia (ORL BC) hosted the annual conference of the Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network (LRCN) from September 26 to 28, 2023. The network of commissioners and registrars from Canadian jurisdictions at the federal, provincial and municipal levels administer and supervise the lobbying regimes in their respective jurisdictions.
|Jan 30, 2023
|Responses to ORL survey on proposed dollar value limit for lobbyist gifts
|Between December 14, 2022 and January 20, 2023, the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (ORL) invited public feedback on a proposed approximate $40 limit for gifts permissible under the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) to inform an update to the Lobbyist Gifts guidance document. All interested parties – lobbyists, public bodies, and members of the public – were invited to provide their feedback through an online survey. Seventeen participants shared their feedback through this survey. The survey responses are listed below in the order in which they were received.
|Jan 12, 2023
|ORL launches survey on proposed dollar value limit for Lobbyist Gifts
|The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (ORL) is inviting public feedback on a suggested $40 limit for gifts permissible under the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) to inform an update to the Lobbyist Gifts guidance document.
|Oct 06, 2022
|Annual Conference of the Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network held in Quebec City
|Lobbyisme Québec hosted the annual conference of the Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network from October 3 to 5. "It was an honour and a pleasure for my team and I to receive my counterparts from the Federal government, the Canadian provinces and some municipalities to discuss and debate issues and best practices in the lobbying field," said Québec's Lobbyists Commissioner, Me Jean-François Routhier, at the close of the conference yesterday.
|Sep 29, 2021
|Regulators gather virtually for Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network conference
|British Columbia’s Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (BC ORL) hosted a Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network (LRCN) conference on September 28 and 29, 2021. The conference was held virtually from Ottawa by the Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat (CICS).
|May 06, 2020
|BC's Lobbyists Transparency Act Comes into Force
|VICTORIA – Today, British Columbia`s Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) comes into force as the remaining sections of the Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, 2018, take effect. The amendments, passed back in November 2018, incorporate recommendations made by the Registrar of Lobbyists. “These amendments, will result in greater transparency for lobbyists and the public about activities that influence decisions made by government,” said Registrar Michael McEvoy.
|May 01, 2020
|BC`s Lobbyists Transparency Act Comes into Force
|VICTORIA—British Columbia`s Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) comes into force May 4, 2020, as the remaining sections of the Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, 2018 take effect. The new legislation incorporates recommendations made by the Registrar of Lobbyists to increase transparency in lobbying. The changes will be supported by a new Lobbyists Registry.
|Apr 29, 2020
|Speech to the Select Standing Committee on Finance & Government Services
|This morning I will share some of our offices’ accomplishments in relation to the goals set out in our Service Plan and conclude with a financial update. First, however, I would like to provide you with some insight on how COVID-19 has affected our offices’ operations and highlight some of the issues we have engaged relating to the pandemic.
|Mar 30, 2020
|Amendments to B.C.'s Lobbyists Registration Act come into force May 4
|On May 4, 2020, the Lobbyists Registration Act will change to the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA), as the sections of the Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, 2018, which have not yet come into force, take effect. The changes include recommendations the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (ORL) made to the Province to increase transparency in lobbying. The new legislation will affect all lobbyists. Currently, organizations that have lobbied under 100 hours in the previous 12 months are not required to register in the Lobbyists Registry. However, starting on May 4, this 100-hour threshold will be eliminated, and the registrar anticipates many organizations that have not needed to register in the Lobbyists Registry in the past will be required to do so.
|Aug 01, 2018
|Letter to Attorney General Eby re: definition of "former public office holder" under the LRA
|I write to draw your attention to what appears to be an error in the definition of “former public office holder” that urgently requires amendment.
|Aug 01, 2018
|Registrar asks government to close loophole in Lobbyists Registration Act
|Registrar of Lobbyists Michael McEvoy published a letter to Attorney General David Eby concerning a significant loophole in the Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA) for certain former public office holders.
|Apr 13, 2018
|Amendment to Lobbyists Registration Act to come into force May 1, 2018
|The Province of British Columbia announced today that an amendment to the Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA) will come into force on May 1, 2018.
|Mar 12, 2018
|Consultation on Lobbyists Registration Act
|The Province of BC is undertaking a comprehensive review of the Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA) to ensure transparency and accountability, and to protect the integrity of the democratic institutions and interests of British Columbians.
|Feb 12, 2016
|Statement from B.C. Registrar of Lobbyists regarding the status of a lobbyist’s undertaking to lobby Uber
|Elizabeth Denham, Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia, released the following statement in response to enquiries about Carling Dick concerning her status as a lobbyist for the ride-sharing technology company, Uber.
|Jan 21, 2013
|Registrar calls for new lobbying rules
|Registrar of Lobbyists Elizabeth Denham has recommended changes to B.C.'s lobbying rules, including a two-year ban on lobbying by all former high ranking public officials, in a report tabled today in the Legislative Assembly.