January 9, 2015 •
New Brunswick’s Long Awaited Lobbyist Registry Still on Hold
Premier Brian Gallant has again questioned a long running delay in implementing a lobbyist registry in the province. The Legislative Assembly in New Brunswick passed the Lobbyists’ Registration Act in May but, in order to take effect, the cabinet must first proclaim the act and promulgate regulations for its operation.
The act is similar to the federal government and other provinces in requiring lobbyists to register publicly, disclose who they represent as well as who they meet with and what topics are discussed.
It has been seven years since Premier Shawn Graham first initiated a push for a law regulating lobbyists.
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