New Lobbyist Act goes into Effect in Saskatchewan
On August 23, 2016, Saskatchewan’s Lobbyist Act was proclaimed, making Saskatchewan the last of the four Western provinces to enact lobbyist legislation.
Administered by the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists, the Act is intended to ensure that all lobbyists who are attempting to influence public office holders register their activities in the registry database. The Office of the Registrar is responsible for provision and maintenance of the registry, education and outreach, investigations and compliance. The first Registrar of Lobbyists is the Honourable Ronald L. Barclay, Q.C.
Lobbyists are required to register their name, the office holders that they are lobbying and the activities that they are engaging in to attempt to influence decisions. Lobbyists can register through the Office’s website at: www.sasklobbyistregistry.ca
Members of the public can search and view all of the information in the returns at the Office’s website.