Creating a lobbyist registry for Yukon

How do I participate?

Take the online survey between August 6 and September 4. The survey takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Email any questions or concerns you may have to or call 867-456-6131. You can also request a hard copy of the survey from the same contact information.

This public engagement is open to all Yukoners, but some organizations were randomly selected and directly notified to ensure we receive responses from those that may be affected.

What is this engagement about?

The Government of Yukon is creating a lobbyist registry to make lobbying activities more transparent to the public. We want to establish a mandatory, publicly accessible registry that is similar to what other jurisdictions in Canada have.

A lobbyist registry identifies who is lobbying the government and what issues they bring forward.

How will my input make a difference?

Your input on these topics will help us further define lobbying and specify requirements for lobbyists when they register. We will consider your input as we draft the legislation that will create the lobbyist registry. 

Where can I find related information?

See a full list of Canada’s Lobbyist Registrars

What is lobbying?

Lobbying is when a person or organization tries to influence the outcome of a government decision related to a program, policy, law or funding. Lobbyists do this by communicating with a public official or politician, for example by having a meeting, sending an email or using social media to encourage the general public to contact their local Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) to support or oppose a new law or initiative.

A lobbyist is someone who lobbies government on behalf of a client in exchange for payment, or an organization or company that lobbies the government and has paid staff.

Not all meetings and communications with government officials and politicians are considered lobbying, and not everyone who communicates with the government is a lobbyist. Members of the public who contact the government on personal matters are not lobbyists.

Lobbying is not a negative practice, but it is important that the public is aware of who is lobbying.

Where can I find results?

Results of the engagement will be posted on this page in late fall 2018. 

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