New legislation? Time to update your registration
As new legislation is introduced and debated at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, lobbyists must be sure that their registrations accurately reflect their lobbying activity.
When legislation is introduced
Make sure the lobbying activity section in your registration reflects the name and number of the bill. This should appear in the section titled “Bill or resolution”. Your lobbying activity should provide a complete summary of what you hope to achieve with your lobbying efforts.
When a bill is passed
Your lobbying activity may change. You may be lobbying about the development of a program under the act, or about the development of regulations. If so, your activity should be listed in the appropriate subsection, i.e. "Policy and/or Program" or "Regulation".
Need the bill number or to check if it's been passed?
Go to ola.org for information about current legislation at Queen's Park.
What are the deadlines to update or change a registration?
All lobbyists have 30 days from the date of the change to update their registrations. If you are lobbying on a new piece of legislation, that means you must update your registration within 30 days of the date the bill was introduced.
Want to learn more? Check out our Guide to the Lobbyists Registration Act.