Lobbying Compliance

Lobbying governments ensures free and open access to government. Lobbying governments ensures that the concerns of their constituents and stakeholders are heard and acted upon. At CHG we take lobbying compliance seriously and invest the time to understand and comply with lobbying compliance laws. As a CHG client, your organization will work with CHG consultants who are well versed and experienced with making sure your government relations campaigns adhere to the rules set out by lobbying commissioners.

How CHG Differs in Lobbying

Lobbying and ethics rules have been tightening at all three levels of government. Over the last year, stricter rules and increased enforcement capacity have been enacted across the board, significantly impacting how business is done with government.

Lobbying and conflict of interest rules don’t just apply to consultant lobbyists. All employees of all organizations that communicate with government are subject to the rules. In many cases, responsibility for compliance falls directly on the organization’s most senior employee.

Risks for non-compliance include public disclosure of the investigation against your organization, time detracted from your activities, scarred relations with government, fines, legal fees, and potentially jail time for the most senior member of your business.

CHG offers practical advice, customized seminars, and evaluations of our clients’ government relations activities. Whether you need a brief refresher session, a complete training of staff, or a detailed assessment of your organization, our team has the experience and knowledge to help.

Recent Highlights

  • Lobby Registration in Canada: In-House Consultants Overview, Federal and province by province
  • Following updates to the province of British Columbia’s updates to their lobbying act

Our Process

We offer internal lobbying compliance seminars on a regular basis to keep everyone within the organization on top of the rules and being informed of any changes or updates to lobbying acts.  We then take that knowledge and apply it to ensuring that your organization is in compliance.

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