PEI: New lobbying registry starting April 1, 2019
Prince Edward Island's new Lobbyists Registration Act and online registry take effect April 1, 2019. Anyone paid to lobby the provincial government may have an obligation to register and publicly disclose the details of their lobbying activities.
The two basic categories of lobbyists required to register are:
- Consultant lobbyists: individuals paid to lobby the government on behalf of a client; and
- In-house lobbyists: employees whose lobbying activity on behalf of their employer amount to at least 50 hours in a three-month period.
The new requirements, which include a registration fee and penalties for non-conformity, are consistent with other provinces in Canada.
For more information about the lobbyist registry, visit Prince Edward Island Lobbyists Registry or contact Mary Roach, Department of Justice and Public Safety, at 902-368-4550.