An online registry for lobbyists has been established. New legislation requires anyone who is paid to lobby the provincial government to register on a publicly accessible website beginning April 1st of next year. Lobbyists will be required to pay a registration fee that is valid for six months.
The three categories of lobbyists required to register are consultant lobbyist who are paid to lobby on behalf of a client;
In-house lobbyist, which is an employee whose duties are to lobby for at least 50 hours in a three-month period; and the senior officer of an organization that employs an in-house lobbyist.