British Columbia Updated Guidance Document Concerning Provincial Entities - State and Federal Communications

May 14, 2021  •  

British Columbia Updated Guidance Document Concerning Provincial Entities

British Columbia Legislature

On May 12, the British Columbia Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists released an updated guidance document concerning provincial entities.

The most prominent update concerns reporting when lobbying regional health authorities. The Office of the Registrar interprets health authorities to be government corporations as defined by the Financial Administration Act, and not just provincial entities. Lobbyists are required under the Lobbyists Transparency Act (LTA) to report all of their lobbying activity with health authorities because the LTA states that all officers, directors, and employees of government corporations are public office holders.

The guidance lists the provincial health authorities in British Columbia as the Northern Health Authority; the Interior Health Authority; the Fraser Health Authority; the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority; the Vancouver Island Health Authority; and the Provincial Health Services Authority.

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