Lobbyist Registry FAQs

The Town of Collingwood is proud to implement the lobbyist registry. This tool provides more transparency regarding individuals who communicate with Town Council and Staff outside of regular public processes who stand to benefit financially as a result of these efforts.

This new initiative, implemented in January 2020, provides a list containing the names of lobbyists, the organizations that they represent, their reasons for contacting the Town, and the dates they plan to lobby public office holders.

Council’s original directive requested that staff investigate existing practices and explore new opportunities to enhance accountability and transparency initiatives and programs ensuring good governance within the Town of Collingwood. This path towards a more accountable and transparent municipal government has been further strengthened by the hiring of the new Accountability Officer. The Town’s Accountability Officer is expected to act as the Registrar and will be the key point person for any questions or feedback regarding the registry.