The PGA requires regulatory bodies to only act in an advocacy role in accordance with the PGA, and allows for additional rules, conditions or limits to be set in regulation. The policy intent is that regulatory bodies avoid activities that may lead to the perception, or reality, that the regulatory body is putting the interests of registrants ahead of the public interest.
The OSPG will not be setting additional rules, conditions or limits in regulation at this time. OSPG has developed guidance to assist regulatory bodies in ensuring their activities are focused on their statutory duty and responsibilities: regulating registrants and serving and protecting the public interest.
The guidance provides some questions for regulatory bodies to consider and asks them to note their reasoning for carrying out an activity that may not directly relate to their statutory duty and responsibilities. More information can be found in the OSPG Guidance: Advocacy Activity Evaluation Framework.