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Lobbying is communicating by a lobbyist with a public office holder about subject matters that are the subject of City government decisions. The Lobbyist Registry allows the public to see who is communicating with public office holders about governmental decisions — decisions that can affect you directly as a citizen of Toronto. Lobbyist Registrar enforces the Code of Conduct and other provisions of the Lobbying By-law that regulate lobbyists’ conduct.

Lobbyists need to register before lobbying a public office holder. Lobbyists must also log in and update your subject matter registration after you communicate with a public office holder. Lobbyists have three days to update their subject matters after communicating with a public office holder.