The Lobbyist Registry came into effect on January 1, 2016 and is a component of the City of Brampton’s existing accountability and transparency policy framework.
The Lobbyist Registry is intended to enhance transparency to the public by providing an accessible record of persons who lobby public office holders outside of public forums like Council and Committee meetings or public open houses. An online tool has been developed to create, maintain, and search this record.
Lobbyists are required to register with the Lobbyist Registry within five business days of lobbying commencing; however, they may register before lobbying commences. The Lobbyist Registrar is responsible for the enforcement and oversight of the Lobbyist Registry and will annually review and report on its operations.