Stay in the know.
The next provincial election is one year away. If you are planning to become involved in a campaign, now is the time to learn how that involvement could affect your current – and future – lobbying activities. This includes being a campaign manager, serving on a senior party committee, or advising a candidate – among many other activities.
Check out Interpretation Bulletin #11, which outlines the provisions in the Lobbyists Registration Act that prevent a lobbyist from placing a public office holder in an actual or potential conflict of interest.
Put simply, there is a possibility that your involvement in a campaign could restrict your future lobbying activity. The best way to ensure that this does not happen is to contact the Office and request an Advisory Opinion from the Commissioner.
When requesting an Advisory Opinion, you will need to provide information on your proposed political activity – job title, responsibilities, scope, and for which party and/or specific candidates. The Commissioner will then provide you with a written opinion explaining what impact this might have on your current lobbying activity, as well as on any activities you might undertake in the future.
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