Prohibitions for current and former Public Office Holders

It is not considered lobbying if the public office holder is acting in their official capacity. There are prohibitions if a former public officer holder wishes to engage in lobbying activities. The length and scope of the prohibition depends on the office held, but prohibitions are either six or twelve months.

Please refer to s. 9(1) of The Lobbyists Act for the full list of who is prohibited and the length of time associated with each office. A former public office holder may request an exemption from the Registrar of Lobbyists to have this prohibition period waived.