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The Lobbyists' Code of Conduct

The Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct sets out standards of behaviour for individuals who must be listed in a registration as required by the Lobbying Act.

The Code is a non-statutory tool that complements the Lobbying Act’s registration requirements and serves to reinforce transparent and ethical lobbying.

The Commissioner of Lobbying has the authority to administer the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct. Breaches of the Code may result in a report to Parliament.

New Code comes into force July 1, 2023

The 2023 edition of the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct is now in effect.

If you are a registered lobbyist, the Code applies to you. It is your responsibility to read the new Code — including the definitions — and to comply with the ethical standards.

Some questions on the transition from the previous rules to the new rules are addressed in Transition to the 2023 Code – What to know.

If you aren't sure how the rules apply to you or have any other questions, it's important that you contact us. Our advisors are available to help registered lobbyists understand the updated rules and support compliance.

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