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The Lobbyist Registrar may impose a temporary ban on lobbying for breaches of the Lobbying By-law based on an escalating scale, in accordance with the following scheme:
- First breach: the lobbyist is banned from communicating with public office holders for one month;
- Second breach: the lobbyist is banned from communicating with public office holders for three months; and
- Third breach: the Lobbyist Registrar may ban the lobbyist from communicating with public office holders for a period of not more than two years.
*Please note, multiple breaches arising out of the same inquiry may result in the Lobbyist Registrar imposing a ban at step two or three of the scale.
- The Lobbyist Registrar can also prosecute breaches of the Lobbying By-law under the Provincial Offences Act (POA). Every person convicted of an offence under the Lobbying By-law is liable on a first conviction to a fine of not more than $25,000 and on each subsequent conviction to a fine of not more than $100,000.