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Le commissaire au lobbyisme du Québec veille au respect de la Loi sur la transparence et l'éthique en matière de lobbyisme et au Code de déontologie des lobbyistes.

What should the public office holder do to comply with the Act

  1. During discussions with lobbyists, public officer holders should ask whether they are registered in the Lobbyists Registry. If the lobbyists are not registered, the public office holders should tell them to do so within the time frames   prescribed by the Act.
     
  2. Public office holders can also check the Registry of Lobbyists  . Simply enter the name of the consultant lobbyist, company or organization in the appropriate field to immediately know whether or not a lobbyist and mandate are registered. When in doubt, public office holders can call the office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Québec.
     
  3. In the event that lobbyists omit or refuse to register, it is good practice to remind them of their obligations in writing and notify the Commissioner of Lobbying via certified copy. The Commissioner of Lobbying has drafted an email template   and a template letter   in order to support public office holders in the role they play in ensuring compliance with the Act. Public office holders can use the content of these documents for inspiration.
     
  4. Public office holders should abstain from dealing with lobbyists who have not registered in the Lobbyists Registry within the periods prescribed by the Act  .

Strengthening trust through transparency!

For public office holders, respecting the Act brings these benefits:

  • prevent potential ethical issues;
  • prevent undue questioning of decisions taken by their public institution;
  • show that the value of transparency on matters of public interest take precedence over individual interests;
  • help strengthen trust in public institutions and the people heading them.