What are my responsibilities?

The Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act does not prescribe special obligations for public office holders. This is normal since the Act governs the lobbyists' activities but not those of public office holders.

For example, the Act does not require that a public decision-maker check whether or not a lobbyist is registered in the Lobbyists Registry. Lobbyists are the ones who have the duty to declare their activities in the Lobbyists Registry and follow the rules when they lobby public office holders.

Although they have no legal obligations, public office holders would be well advised to adhere to the objectives of the Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act. To do so, they can: