Lobbying Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.))

Act current to 2014-10-15 and last amended on 2008-07-02. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Confirmation of lobbying activity information
  •  (1) The Commissioner may send to any present or former designated public office holder information derived from that referred to in paragraph 5(3)(a) or 7(4)(a) and provided in returns filed under subsection 5(3) or 7(4) in order that the office holder — in the prescribed time, manner and form — confirm to the Commissioner its accuracy and completeness or correct and complete it.

  • Marginal note:Report

    (2) The Commissioner may, in a report under section 11 or 11.1, report on the failure by a present or former designated public office holder to respond relative to information sent under subsection (1) or the provision by such a person of an unsatisfactory response.

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 73.
Marginal note:Interpretation bulletins
  •  (1) The Commissioner may issue advisory opinions and interpretation bulletins with respect to the enforcement, interpretation or application of this Act other than under sections 10.2 to 10.5.

  • Marginal note:Interpretation bulletins not statutory instruments

    (2) The advisory opinions and interpretation bulletins are not statutory instruments for the purposes of the Statutory Instruments Act and are not binding.

  • R.S., 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 10;
  • 1995, c. 12, s. 5;
  • 2004, c. 7, s. 20;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 74.

LOBBYISTS’ REMUNERATION

Marginal note:Prohibition — lobbyist
  •  (1) An individual who is required to file a return under subsection 5(1) shall not receive any payment that is in whole or in part contingent on the outcome of any matter described in subparagraphs 5(1)(a)(i) to (vi) or on the individual’s success in arranging a meeting referred to in paragraph 5(1)(b).

  • Marginal note:Prohibition — client

    (2) The client of an individual referred to in subsection (1) shall not make any such payment to the individual.

  • 1995, c. 12, s. 5;
  • 2004, c. 7, s. 21;
  • 2006, c. 9, s. 75.

RESTRICTION ON LOBBYING ACTIVITY

Marginal note:Five-year prohibition — lobbying
  •  (1) No individual shall, during a period of five years after the day on which the individual ceases to be a designated public office holder,

    • (a) carry on any of the activities referred to in paragraph 5(1)(a) or (b) in the circumstances referred to in subsection 5(1);

    • (b) if the individual is employed by an organization, carry on any of the activities referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) on behalf of that organization; and

    • (c) if the individual is employed by a corporation, carry on any of the activities referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) on behalf of that corporation if carrying on those activities would constitute a significant part of the individual’s work on its behalf.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of any designated public office that was held only because the individual participated in an employment exchange program.

  • Marginal note:Exemption

    (3) On application, the Commissioner of Lobbying may, on any conditions that the Commissioner specifies, exempt an individual from the application of subsection (1) if the Commissioner is of the opinion that the exemption would not be contrary to the purposes of this Act having regard to any circumstance or factor that the Commissioner considers relevant, including whether the individual

    • (a) was a designated public office holder for a short period;

    • (b) was a designated public office holder on an acting basis;

    • (c) was employed under a program of student employment; or

    • (d) had administrative duties only.

  • Marginal note:Publication

    (4) The Commissioner shall without delay cause every exemption and the Commissioner’s reasons for it to be made available to the public.

  • 2006, c. 9, s. 75.