Lobbyist Registry Reform Act introduced in British Columbia Assembly

British Columbia, Canada, ethics, lobbying
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British Columbia Legislative Assembly BuildingsOn February 16, the “Lobbyist Registry Reform Act, 2017,” was introduced in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

The bill restricts publicly funded organizations from pursuing lobbying activities, legislates a cooling off period of two years for public office holders and their staff and advisors, and calls for a review of the lobbying act every five years.

The legislation is a part of a package of campaign finance and ethics bills introduced by the New Democratic Party.