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Date Title Summary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.