Our non-partisan political law practice evolved as a complement to our extensive regulatory practice. Given our proven track record of success in navigating complex, high-profile and sophisticated regulatory concerns, we are sought after by candidates, organizations, and others for advice on political fundraising, campaigning, political advertising, election recounts, nominations and government outreach.
For government outreach, British Columbia’s *Lobbyists Transparency Act* represents one of the strictest lobbying regulations not only in Canada, but in North America. Organizations planning to lobby the government, including charitable and non-profit organizations, must scrupulously adhere to the *Act*s requirements, as failure to do so opens them to severe consequences. For instance, the Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia has the power to issue fines of up to $25,000, prohibit persons from lobbying, and may publish investigatory reports into lobbyists which can cause severe reputational damage. For those wishing to navigate the lobbying rules, we offer a full suite of services from preventative advice and training to ensure outreach efforts to government do not run afoul of the rules to effective and forceful representation to those under investigation for violations.