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Due to current circumstances, we are working remotely. We remain committed to meeting our service standards but, occasionally, there may be delays.

Our service standards

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying

We ensure transparent and ethical lobbying by administering the Lobbying Act and the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct. Our responsibilities include maintaining a searchable registry of information reported by lobbyists, providing education to stakeholders, and verifying that lobbyists comply with requirements.

The Commissioner of Lobbying is an independent Agent of Parliament responsible for regulating lobbying at the federal level.

Services and information

Rules

Lobbying Act, Lobbyists' Code of Conduct, advice and interpretation, 5-year post-employment prohibition

Registration and compliance

How to register and report your lobbying activities, verifying monthly communication reports

Registry of lobbyists

Search the registry, view data and statistics, login or create account, register and submit info

Info session

Request an information session to learn more about the rules related to lobbying at the federal level

Investigations

Investigation process, post-convictions prohibitions, divulge information, info for subjects and witnesses

Reports and publications

Investigation reports, annual reports, departmental plans, etc.

Parliamentary activities

Appearances before parliamentary committees

Collaboration and networks

Lobbyists Registrars and Commissioners Network, COGEL and MOU with Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner

News

Consultation on future changes to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct

Provide comments on future changes to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct.

Consultation runs from Nov. 2 to Dec. 11, 2020.

Updated COVID-19 emergency funding and registration requirements

Find out if you need to register if you apply for a government-funding program linked to COVID-19:

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Not sure if you need to register?

Answer a few questions to find out more.

If you lobby

Communications with DPOHs
must be reported.

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Are you being lobbied?

Things to consider.

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5-year post-employment prohibition on lobbying

A prohibition on lobbying applies to former DPOHs.

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