Overview

Welcome to the Ontario Lobbyists Registration system. In 1999 Ontario became the first Canadian province to enact legislation establishing a lobbyists registry. Since then, the Office of the Integrity Commissioner has operated the system with a view to increasing transparency in government, so that it is always clear who is lobbying whom about what.

If you are a lobbyist, you will find a number of useful tools and guides on the site. Read the Guide to the Lobbyists Registration Act, for a comprehensive overview of the registry, its operations, and how to get started with your registration.

Our Interpretation Bulletins and FAQ sections provide information about the Act and answer many common questions about registering.

As a result of the new Broader Public Sector Accountability Act, 2010 and amendments to the Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998 , consultant lobbyists will find a new question on the registration form. If you are lobbying the provincial government on behalf of an entity that receives government funding, you may be required to submit an attestation signed by your client. More information is available here and you will find the attestation form here.

If you are a lobbyist looking to register, please read the Guide to the Lobbyists Registration Act, and follow the simple three-step Getting Started process.

If you are a member of the public, you will find a wealth of information on the registry. The data base is searchable, and outlines each lobbyist’s name, company, client, the lobbying activity and the targeted ministry or agency.

New in May 2012: Read about the Commissioner’s call for a review of the Lobbyists Registration Act. Full details of the Commissioner's recommendations can be found here..




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