Register to Lobby the Government of Prince Edward Island

Anyone who is paid to lobby a public office holder may have to register under the Lobbyists Registration Act. Registration is valid for six months and must be renewed within 30 days of each six-month anniversary of the most recent registration.

For more information, please refer to the legislation or contact your legal counsel. For a summary of the legislation, read Prince Edward Island Lobbyists Registry - Overview.

Effective April 1, 2019, you will be able to use online registration forms to register or renew as one of the following three types of lobbyists:

  • Consultant lobbyist: You are paid to lobby the provincial government on behalf of a client (File a registration return within 10 days after beginning an undertaking.)
  • In-house lobbyist (company):  You are an employee whose duties to lobby government, individually or combined with other employees, amounts to at least 50 hours in a three-month period on behalf of your employer, i.e. a person, partnership or company conducting commercial activities for financial gain. (Register within two months of becoming a lobbyist.)
  • In-house lobbyist (organization): You are a senior officer of an organization who lobbies government or your organization employs in-house lobbyists. (You must register each employee who is required to lobby and the subject of their lobbying activity, within two months.)

What is required to complete the online registration form?

Note: If you are engaged in more than one lobbying assignment, you must complete a separate form for each assignment.

The following information is required to register:

  • Registrant’s identity and contact information, including email address (Registry staff will use the email address to send the lobbyist a receipt of the submission, for contacting the lobbyist for any clarification, and to send confirmation of registration);
  • Corporate information for the lobbyist’s business, firm or organization;
  • Name of each employee being registered to lobby; 
  • Name of any former lobbyist (who ceased employment or lobbying activities);
  • Client identity, contact and corporate information (consultant lobbyist, only);
  • Name and contact information for all other beneficiaries of lobbying activities including parent company, each subsidiary, any coalition member, and other beneficiaries;
  • Lobbyist registration ID (for renewal, information change or termination);
  • Lobbying activity details including:
    • A description of lobbying activity during and following the six-month registration period;  
    • Related legislative proposal, bill resolution, regulation, policy, program, decision, grant, contribution, financial benefit, or contract; 
    • Subject matter related to lobby activity, i.e. department,  service or activity (drop-down list offered);
    • Focus of lobbying activity, i.e. government department;
    • Communication strategy already used and proposed, i.e. meetings, presentations, social media; and
    • Intention to lobby an MLA or their staff,
  • Funding disclosure including the source and amount of any government funding, private funding and contingency fees related to this lobby activity; and
  • Fee payment.

Each application must be completed in one session as your application cannot be saved. 

What if I need to update or terminate my registration?

A major change to an agreement or contract is considered a new undertaking and requires a new registration, i.e. a change to the terms or scope of an undertaking such as the subject of lobbying.

New information or changes to a registration must be reported to the Registrar within 30 days of the change occurring or the lobbyist becoming aware of the change including: 

  • Simple changes such as a consultant or client’s change of address or contact information, or communication techniques; or
  • Any changes to information previously submitted – including when lobbying activities stop, which could be the result of the conclusion of a project, the employee’s resignation or the employee’s dismissal.

Effective April 1, 2019, lobbyists will be able to complete an online form to terminate or file changes to a registration.

What is the registration fee?

  • Consultant Lobbyists
    • registration: $75
    • renewal, every six months: $35
    • updates: free
    • termination: free
  • In-House Lobbyists (Company)
    • registration: $75
    • renewal, every six months: $35
    • updates: free
    • termination: free
  • In-House Lobbyists (Organization)
    • registration: free
    • renewal, every six months: free
    • updates: free
    • termination: free

Who can I contact about lobbyist registration?

Lobbyists Registry
 
Department of Justice and Public Safety
Consumer, Corporate and Financial Services Division
4th Floor Shaw Building South
95 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8        

Telephone:(902) 368-4550
Facsimile:(902) 368-5283
lobbyist@gov.pe.ca     

 

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General Inquiries

Consumer, Corporate and Insurance Division
1st Floor, Shaw Building (North Entrance)
105 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4550
Fax: 902-368-5283

ccs@gov.pe.ca