Lobbyists’ Registration Act Introduced in New Brunswick - State and Federal Communications

June 7, 2011  •  

Lobbyists’ Registration Act Introduced in New Brunswick

Coat of Arms of New BrunswickLegislation has been introduced in the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly providing for lobbyist registration and regulation.

Government House leader Paul Robichaud introduced Bill No. 43, the Lobbyists’ Registration Act, in response to a push by members of the Tory party for such a law following the discovery that Liberal party insiders were being hired to arrange meetings for energy companies bidding on provincial contracts.

Under the proposed legislation, lobbyists would be required to register, as well as name any companies they work for and the name of the ministers and departments met with. Lobbyists failing to register or making false or misleading statements would be fined up to $25,000 for a first offense and up to $100,000 for any subsequent offense.

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