Curious about who’s putting time and money into influencing the Canadian government? Your provincial government? For the most part, this information is online and easily available to Canadians.
Federally, the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada provides a number of search options, including a 12-Month Lobbying Activity Search, Advanced Registry Search, Recent Registrations, Recent Monthly Communication Reports, Listing of All Registrants and Lobbyists, and a Listing of Organizations, Corporations, Clients and their Beneficiaries. All of these options, and more, can be accessed by clicking here:
Most provinces provide some form of lobbyist registry. British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador, and New Brunswick all provide online documentation of lobbying activity. Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut do not currently have lobbyist registries.
Click on the provinces below to access their lobbyist registries: