WHEREAS free and open access to government is an important matter of public trust; and
WHEREAS lobbying public office holders is a legitimate activity; and
WHEREAS it is desirable that the public and public office holders be able to know who is engaged in lobbying activities; and
WHEREAS a system for the registration of paid lobbyists should not impede free and open access to government; and
WHEREAS it is desirable that the public and public office holders be able to know who is contracting with the Government of Alberta and Provincial entities;
THEREFORE Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts [the Lobbyists Act].
The Alberta Lobbyists Registry is being replaced with a new lobbyist registry on October 31, 2016.
As the data from the current registry will not be transferred to the new registry, all users will need to create new accounts and re-register in the new system. This re-registration process will be staggered over a period of time, and all users with active registrations should have now received an “assigned window to re-register” in the new system via email from our office.
If you are an existing account holder and have not received an email with your assigned window to re-register, please contact our office at (780) 644-7871 or (780) 644-3879.
FOR EXISTING ACCOUNT HOLDERS:
- For organization lobbyists and consultant lobbyists: Please do not submit any filings or requests through our current system for the month of October, including Notices of Changes, Notices of Termination, requests to change the designated filer or primary contact, profile change requests (changes of org.name or contact info, or contact info for designated filers or primary contacts), or semi-annual renewals (for organization lobbyists only). You will be able to update all of your information when you re-register in the new system.
- For consultant lobbyists only: If you are a consultant lobbyist and you enter into a new undertaking to lobby on behalf of a client before the start date of your assigned window to re-register, please email email@example.com within 10 days of entering into the undertaking with the name of your client, the undertaking start and end date, the consultant lobbyist(s) from your firm who are doing the lobbying and a brief summary of your lobbying activities. Provided this information has been satisfactorily provided, you will receive an extension of time to file the full registration for your new undertaking within your assigned window of time to re-register. Please contact our office at (780) 644-7871 or (780) 644-3879 should you require further information.
- If you are new to our registry and do not yet have an account in our system and wish to set one up, please contact our office at (780) 644-7871 or (780) 644-3879.