Grace Period Ending Yukon Lobbyist Registry

    Lobbyists will be responsible for entering their information into the registry. There was a 90-day grace period for lobbyists to learn and adhere to the new registration and reporting requirements.  The last day to register for 2020 activities is January 13, 2021.

    Yukon Lobbyist Registry Grace Period is Ending on January 13, 2021

    All lobbyists are now required to report their activities. The Lobbyists Registration Act came into effect on October 15, 2020, making registration mandatory for those who meet the criteria set out in the Act. 

    The public can visit yukonlobbyistregistry.ca or refer to the Lobbyists Registration Act to learn more about:

    • who qualifies as a lobbyist and needs to register, including the two types of lobbyist (in-house and consultant);
    • timelines for registering and other reporting requirements; and
    • information lobbyists must provide when reporting on their lobbying activities, such as the name of their organization or client, contact information, the public office holder they plan to lobby, the topic related to their lobbying, and the method of communication.

    Lobbyists will be responsible for entering their information into the registry. There was a 90-day grace period for lobbyists to learn and adhere to the new registration and reporting requirements.  The last day to register for 2020 activities is January 13, 2021.

     

    All provinces and the federal government have developed lobbyist legislation.

    Lobbying refers to communicating with a public office holder for the purpose of attempting to influence decisions relating to legislation, programs, services, procurement, policy, etc.

    Public office holder refers to Ministers and MLAs, caucus staff, Cabinet staff, and Yukon public servants.

    There are two types of lobbyists, consultant and in-house:

    • Consultant lobbyists lobby on behalf of a client. They must register regardless of how much lobbying they do.
    • In-house lobbyists are employees, heads of organizations or board members (or other “directing minds”) that lobby on behalf of their organization. Their organization must register if staff or directing minds collectively lobby for 20 hours or more per year.

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