September 20, 2022 •
Question: I am the Senior Officer in Quebec for my company. I have been receiving emails concerning a new website. What do I need to know? Answer: Lobbying to design and administer a new platform to replace the current Registry […]
Question: I am the Senior Officer in Quebec for my company. I have been receiving emails concerning a new website. What do I need to know?
Answer: Lobbying to design and administer a new platform to replace the current Registry of Lobbyists. This new platform is called Carrefour Lobby Quebec. Carrefour Lobby Quebec aims to be a modernization and update of the current registry.
On June 21, 2022, the first phase of Carrefour Lobby Quebec was deployed. Senior officers of companies and organizations carrying out lobbying activities were invited to create their individual accounts in the new system, along with the corresponding account for their company or organization. Authorized representatives and consultant lobbyists were also permitted to proceed with account creation in Carrefour Lobby Quebec. Users can gain additional information on Carrefour Lobby Québec by viewing an introductory video. They can also review the methods of administration of the new system.
The second and final phase of the deployment will take place this fall. The Commissioner of Lobbying recommended, as provided for in Bill 13, a decree be adopted fixing the final deployment of Carrefour Lobby Quebec for October 13, 2022. The functionalities for entering lobbying activities will then be operational in the new system. On October 13, 2022, the current Registry of Lobbyists will be officially closed and all information in the current registry will be transferred to Carrefour Lobby Quebec. There will then be a 60-day validation period for all transferred information.
More information will be provided by the Commissioner of Lobbying as the deployment of the second phase approaches. Until the new system is online, lobbying activities must be entered into the current registry.
The information from this response can easily be found on our website in the Lobbying Compliance section of the Canada Compliance Laws publication. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions.
June 21, 2022 •
On June 21, Jean-François Routhier, the Commissioner of Lobbying with Lobbyisme Québec, officially deployed the first phase of Carrefour Lobby Quebec, the new online disclosure regime of lobbying activities for the province. The current registry of lobbyists will be replaced […]
On June 21, Jean-François Routhier, the Commissioner of Lobbying with Lobbyisme Québec, officially deployed the first phase of Carrefour Lobby Quebec, the new online disclosure regime of lobbying activities for the province.
The current registry of lobbyists will be replaced by Carrefour Lobby Québec, which will be administered by Lobbyisme Québec. The official and complete launch of Carrefour Lobby Québec is anticipated to take place in the fall of 2022. At that time, the current lobbyists’ registry will close.
Beginning June 21, the most senior executives of companies and organizations carrying out lobbying activities and their authorized representatives, as well as consultant lobbyists, will begin to be invited to proceed with the creation of their individual account and their businesses or organizations on the new website. Lobbyisme Québec plans to help support registered lobbyists efficiently transition to the new website during the second and final phase of the platform’s deployment.
According to the Office of Lobbyisme’s press release, the Lobbyists Commissioner has recommended that the government, as provided for in Bill 13, adopt the decree setting the entry into force of the new platform on October 13, 2022.
In the works since the summer of 2019, the updated web platform aims to replace the “technological obsolescence” of the current site with a modern system, to improve the user experience, and to be in line with Quebec’s 2019-2023 digital transformation strategy.
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