Lobbyists Transparency Act
The BC government published the Lobbyists Transparency Regulation on November 25, 2019. The regulation came into force on May 4, 2020. At that time, the title of the statute changed from the Lobbyists Registration Act to the Lobbyists Transparency Act, or LTA.
The LTA contains a number of amendments to increase transparency in lobbying. They include the requirement for lobbyists to complete a Monthly Return containing details of actual lobbying activities in the previous month by the 15th of each month.
In support of the changes, a new BC Lobbyists Registry replaced the former Lobbyists Registry on May 4, 2020. The new Lobbyists Registry will be user-friendly and similar to the federal system.