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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.

Making a report to the Commissioner of Lobbying

Under the Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act, the Commissioner of Lobbying can make inquiries if he has reasons to believe there has been a breach of the Act, or of the Code of Conduct for Lobbyists.

Any person may bring to the attention of the Commissioner of Lobbying that a lobbyist is in violation of the Act, by contacting the Commissioner of Lobbying. Although a report may be made by phone, it is recommended to use this form.


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2. Your contact information 

(Your personal information will remain confidential and will be used only by the investigators so they can contact you to obtain additional information as needed.)

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3. Activity reported

What type of activity are you reporting?

(you may check more than one box)

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    * Any oral or written communication with a public office holder in an attempt to influence or that may reasonably be considered by the initiator of the communication as capable of influencing a decision concerning (1) the development, introduction, amendment or defeat of any legislative or regulatory proposal, resolution, policy, program or action plan, (2) the issue of any permit, licence, certificate or other authorization, (3) the awarding of any contract, otherwise than by way of a call for public tenders, or of any grant or other financial benefit or the granting of any other form of benefit determined by government regulation, or (4) the appointment of any public office holder within the meaning of the Act respecting the Ministère du Conseil exécutif (chapter M-30) or the appointment of any deputy minister or other holder of a position referred to in section 55 of the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1) or any holder of a position referred to in section 57 of that Act, constitutes lobbying or a lobbying activity within the meaning of the Lobbying Transparency and Ethics Act. The arranging by a lobbyist of a meeting between a public office holder and any other person is considered to be a lobbying activity. Describe the facts that lead you to believe that a lobbying activity occurred.

    ** Code of Conduct for Lobbyists...

    *** 28. No person having held a public office during one year or more in the two years preceding the date on which the person ceased to be a public office holder may lobby a public office holder as a consultant lobbyist. This prohibition applies only if the person held the office of (1) member of the Executive Council or Member of the National Assembly authorized to sit in Cabinet; (2) member of the executive staff, other than the support staff, of a person holding an office referred to in subparagraph 1, deputy minister or other holder of a position referred to in section 55 of the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1) or holder of a position referred to in section 57 of that Act. 29. No person may lobby a public office holder who is employed or serves in the same parliamentary, governmental or municipal institution in which the person held a public office in the year preceding the date on which the person ceased to be a public office holder or in such an institution with which the person had significant and direct official relations during that year. This prohibition applies only if the person held the office of (1) member of the Executive Council, Member of the National Assembly authorized to sit in Cabinet, mayor, borough chair, warden, chair of the council of a metropolitan community or member of the executive committee of a municipality or metropolitan community; or (2) member of the executive staff, other than the support staff, of a person holding an office referred to in subparagraph 1, deputy minister or other holder of a position referred to in section 55 of the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1), holder of a position referred to in section 57 of that Act, director general or assistant director general of a municipality or metropolitan community or secretary-treasurer of a municipality governed by the Municipal Code of Québec (chapter C-27.1). 30. The prohibitions established by sections 28 and 29 apply for a period of two years or one year from the date on which the person ceased to hold an office referred to in those sections, according to whether the person held an office referred to in subparagraph 1 or 2 of the second paragraph of the section concerned.

4. Activity reported (part 2)

Describe the facts that support your report

(including the purpose sought by the lobbying activity and the dates or the period when these activities were carried on)


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5. Identification of the public office holder(s) targeted by the alleged lobbying activities*

Enter the name of the person targeted by your report

(including his or her function within the enterprise or the organization he or she represents or, in the case of a consultant lobbyist the identity of his or her client)

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    * * The following are considered to be lobbyists for the purposes of this Act. — “consultant lobbyist” means any person, whether or not a salaried employee, whose occupation or mandate consists, in whole or in part, in lobbying on behalf of another person in return for compensation; — “enterprise lobbyist” means any person a significant part of whose job or function within a profit-seeking enterprise consists in lobbying on behalf of the enterprise; and — “organization lobbyist” means any person a significant part of whose job or function consists in lobbying on behalf of an association or other non-profit group.

The Québec Commissioner of Lobbying ensures the confidentiality and protection of personal information in accordance with the statutes and regulations.

For any report, the Commissioner undertakes to provide a response within 10 business days regarding the follow-up that will be done. The complainant will be informed of the conclusions once the intervention is completed.


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