Guidance Documents

The Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (“ORL”) publishes guidance documents to provide information and promote compliance with the Lobbyists Registration Act.

Please note that 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.

Year
Date Title Topic Summary
Aug 25, 2016 Searching for lobbyist information General Guidance Find out how to search lobbying activities by public office holder, lobbyist, date range, organization and subject matter.
Aug 24, 2016 Infographic: How do I register with the Lobbyists Registry? Infographic A quick infographic for lobbyists who register with the Lobbyists Registry.
Aug 24, 2016 Are you lobbying? Take our test! Advisory Bulletin A flowchart to help determine if you are required to register with the Lobbyists Registry
Aug 24, 2016 Payment and Reimbursement Advisory Bulletin Am I lobbying if I am only being reimbursed for my expenses? Find out in this advisory bulletin.
Aug 23, 2016 Lobbying in B.C.: Five things you should know General Guidance “Lobbying is defined, narrowly, as communicating for pay with a public office holder in an attempt to influence a limited number of outcomes.”
Aug 23, 2016 Infographic: Five things you need to know about lobbying in B.C. Infographic Check out this infographic about the five things you should know about lobbying in B.C.
Aug 23, 2016 Infographic: Don't Get S.T.U.M.P.E.D.! Infographic Check out this infographic that provides tips to avoid common misconceptions about registering with the Lobbyists Registry.
Aug 23, 2016 100 Hours Advisory Bulletin How is the 100 hour threshold calculated for in-house lobbyists? Find out in this advisory bulletin.
Mar 02, 2016 Common misconceptions General Guidance Don't get stumped! Find out how to avoid common misconceptions about registering with the Lobbyists Registry.
Aug 25, 2015 Guide to investigations General Guidance This guide outlines the steps that the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists (“ORL”) takes under the Lobbyists Registration Act (“LRA”) in conducting investigations of apparent non-compliance with the LRA and its regulations.
Mar 18, 2015 Quick tips for Designated Filers Designated Filer Quick tips for designated filers when completing or updating a registration.
Mar 18, 2015 Quick tips for Consultant Lobbyists Consultant Lobbyist Quick tips for consultant lobbyists when completing or updating a registration.