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.

Date Title Topic Summary
Jul 03, 2018 Infographic: Are you a lobbyist in BC? Infographic In BC, the Lobbyists Registration Act (LRA) is enforced by the Registrar of Lobbyists.
Jun 19, 2018 100 Hour Threshold General Guidance This guidance document explains the 100-hour threshold in the Lobbyists Registration Act and what it means for lobbyists.
Apr 30, 2018 Quick tips for Consultant Lobbyists Consultant Lobbyist Quick tips for consultant lobbyists when completing or updating a registration.
Apr 30, 2018 Quick tips for Designated Filers Designated Filer Quick tips for designated filers when completing or updating a registration.
Apr 13, 2018 Exemption Process for Former Public Office Holders 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 s. 2.3 of the LRA.
Mar 10, 2018 Amendment FAQs General Guidance AMENDING THE LRA Your frequently asked questions and our answers about changes to the Act.
Aug 25, 2017 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 02, 2017 Common misconceptions General Guidance Don't get stumped! Find out how to avoid common misconceptions about registering with the Lobbyists Registry.
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 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.”