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.
|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 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 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.|
|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, 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 10, 2018||Amendment FAQs||General Guidance||AMENDING THE LRA Your frequently asked questions and our answers about changes to the Act.|
|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.|
|Apr 30, 2018||Quick tips for Designated Filers||Designated Filer||Quick tips for designated filers when completing or updating a registration.|
|Apr 30, 2018||Quick tips for Consultant Lobbyists||Consultant Lobbyist||Quick tips for consultant lobbyists when completing or updating a registration.|
|Jun 19, 2018||100-Hour Threshold||Designated Filer||This guidance document explains the 100-hour threshold in the Lobbyists Registration Act and what it means for lobbyists.|
|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.|