Guidance for Lobbyists on Gifts & Benefits

Lobbyists should be cautious about offering a gift to or paying for a meal for a public office holder. Offering a gift or benefit may lead to the individual being placed in a real or potential conflict of interest, either at the time or in the future. If that happens, a lobbyist could be found to be non-compliant with the Lobbyists Registration Act, 1998.

The OIC has prepared a resource to assist lobbyists on the issue of gifts.

Guidance for Lobbyists - Gifts
Guidance on Gifts & Benefits


Contact the OIC when you have a question about the appropriateness of 
offering specific gifts.


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