Reconsideration Reports

A person may request that the Registrar of Lobbyists reconsider the ORL’s findings and/or any administrative penalty. On reconsideration, the Registrar’s authority includes making a decision that may either confirm or rescind the findings in the investigation report and may confirm, rescind or vary the amount of any administrative penalty.

Year
Report Date Organization/Filer Lobbyist/Client Summary
Reconsideration 16-07 Nov 29, 2016 Marnie Mitchell/McKesson Canada The administrative penalty of $750 imposed on the consultant lobbyist in Investigation Report 16-07 is upheld. The consultant lobbyist did not provide compelling grounds that the Delegate’s findings should be varied.
Reconsideration 15-05 Feb 17, 2016 Blair Lekstrom/City of Dawson Creek, District of Chetwynd, District of Tumbler Ridge and Village of Pouce Coupe The finding in Investigation Reports 15-05, 15-06 and 15-07 that the lobbyist failed to comply with his obligations under s. 3(1) of the Lobbyists Registration Act, to file a return within 10 days after entering into an undertaking to lobby, is upheld. The penalties imposed, respectively, of $3,000, $3,000 and $2,000 are not, however, confirmed. Penalties of $1,000 in each instance are substituted, for a total of $3,000.
Reconsideration 15-06 Feb 17, 2016 Blair Lekstrom/Duz Cho Construction The finding in Investigation Reports 15-05, 15-06 and 15-07 that the lobbyist failed to comply with his obligations under s. 3(1) of the Lobbyists Registration Act, to file a return within 10 days after entering into an undertaking to lobby, is upheld. The penalties imposed, respectively, of $3,000, $3,000 and $2,000 are not, however, confirmed. Penalties of $1,000 in each instance are substituted, for a total of $3,000.
Reconsideration 15-07 Feb 17, 2016 Blair Lekstrom/HD Mining International Ltd. The finding in Investigation Reports 15-05, 15-06 and 15-07 that the lobbyist failed to comply with his obligations under s. 3(1) of the Lobbyists Registration Act, to file a return within 10 days after entering into an undertaking to lobby, is upheld. The penalties imposed, respectively, of $3,000, $3,000 and $2,000 are not, however, confirmed. Penalties of $1,000 in each instance are substituted, for a total of $3,000.
Reconsideration 15-01 Aug 18, 2015 Brad Zubyk/Urban Impact The finding in Investigation Report 15-01 that the lobbyist failed to file a return within 10 days after entering into an undertaking to lobby is upheld. The finding that he identified the wrong organization as his client is not confirmed. The finding that he failed to correct information in the registry when required is also confirmed. It is also noted in passing that the lobbyist ought to have identified in the return the members of the coalition of which his client was a member.
Reconsideration 14-07 Oct 01, 2014 Brad Zubyk/Scientific Games Int. The finding in Investigation Report 14-07 that the consultant lobbyist contravened the Lobbyists Registration Act is upheld. The administrative penalty of $600 imposed on the lobbyist is upheld. The lobbyist did not provide compelling grounds that the Investigator's findings should be varied.
Reconsideration 14-04 Aug 06, 2014 William Belsey/Gitxaala Nation The findings in Investigation Report 14-09 that the consultant lobbyist contravened ss. 3(1) and 4(3) of the Lobbyists Registration Act are upheld. The administrative penalty of $1,200 imposed on the lobbyist is also upheld. The lobbyist did not provide compelling grounds that the Deputy Registrar's findings should be varied.
Reconsideration 14-01 Jun 06, 2014 James Sinclair BC Federation of Labour The finding in Investigation Report 14-03 that the designated filer contravened the Lobbyists Registration Act is upheld. The administrative penalty of $1,000 imposed on the designated filer is also upheld. The designated filer did not provide compelling grounds that the Investigator's findings should be varied.
Reconsideration 14-02 Jun 06, 2014 Cynthia (Burton) Shore/MWH Business Solutions The finding in Investigation Report 14-05 that the consultant lobbyist contravened s. 3(1) of the Lobbyists Registration Act is upheld. The administrative penalty of $700 imposed on the lobbyist is also upheld. The lobbyist did not provide compelling grounds that the Investigator's findings should be varied.
Reconsideration 14-03 Jun 06, 2014 Michael Klassen/BC Care Providers Association The finding in Investigation Report 14-01 that the consultant lobbyist contravened the Lobbyists Registration Act is upheld. The administrative penalty of $500 imposed on the lobbyist is also upheld. The lobbyist did not provide compelling grounds that the Investigator's findings should be varied.
Reconsideration 13-01 Jul 04, 2013 Joe Fieder/3M Canada A consultant lobbyist requested reconsideration of a $500 administrative penalty imposed as a result of a contravention of the Lobbyists Registration Act. Only the amount of the fine was at issue on reconsideration. The administrative penalty of $500 imposed on the lobbyist is upheld as the consultant lobbyist did not offer compelling grounds to vary the finding of the Acting Deputy Registrar of Lobbyists.