Ontario Integrity Commission

PAAC members:

Please follow this link which outlines the key changes recently made to the Ontario Lobbyists Registration Act. The precise timing of when the amendments come into force is still to be determined. PAAC will continue our dialogue with the Integrity Commissioner’s office about the implementation of these changes and host workshops on the new rules for both consultant and in-house lobbyists. Of particular note are the new requirements that for Person’s and Partnership in-house lobbyists that one registration is now required to be filed by the Senior Officer of the corporation. The time threshold that triggers the registration requirement is now lowered to 50 hours in a year from 96 hours in a three month period for paid employees.

For further information please contact Steve Andrews, Advocacy Chair sandrews@blg.com or 416-367-6219