Canada Lobbyists

Social Acceptability, According To Economist Youri Chassin

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada
Gerard Montpetit

In Le Soleil on March 9, Mr. Youri Chassin chastises groups which oppose certain projects, evoking the "nightmare of the investor" about a situation t...

One Simple Donation Rule And B.C. Liberals Still Broke It

Dermod Travis | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

This past weekend the Globe and Mail reported that lobbyists in the province have been making political donations on behalf of their clients, effectively camouflaging the identity of the real donors and breaking B.C.'s Elections Act in the process.

Pro-GMO Crusaders' Efforts To Silence Critics Won't Solve Hunger

Colin Todhunter | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Todhunter

The massive wealth of the biotech/agribusiness industry has been translated into political clout within the media, science and governments. The smear campaigns engaged in by pro-GMO crusaders are intended to denigrate all criticism of GMOs in the eyes of the public, from wherever it comes.

Are Canadian Companies Undermining U.S. Climate Action?

Kevin Thomas | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Business
Kevin Thomas

Would you be surprised if I told you that Canadian corporations are contributing to a legal challenge against the U.S. government's foremost program to tackle climate change? That they are helping to fund an army of lawyers and lobbyists aggressively challenging climate regulations south of the border?

Lobbying Is A Profession In Need Of A Makeover

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there does seem to be a future for the industry. In fact, if we're not careful, B.C. could be overrun by lobbyists. Last year, there were 2,502 in-house and consultant lobbyists registered in the province, up from 1,451 four years ago. Whoever said the B.C. Jobs Plan wasn't working?

Why B.C.'s Murky Political Lobbying Industry Is So Troubling

Dermod Travis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

The intertwining of lobbyists with a political party's fundraising apparatus is worrisome, because ultimately both sides risk developing a dependency on keeping the other happy and the money flowing. It rarely ends well.

Hidden Influence - The Natural Gas Fight in Quebec

Michael Binnion | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Michael Binnion

Of course industry is biased, its little more than saying we are human. That we legally have to disclose our bias doesn't make us wrong. With millions and ideology at stake, to think political activists are not also biased is naïve.

Compassion Wins Over Cruelty In Co-op Vote

Paul Hughes | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

On Wednesday, March 13th, the membership of Calgary Co-op voted in favour of eliminating caged eggs and pork in their 24 stores located in Calgary and region. Calgary Co-op boasts a membership of 440,000, making it one of the largest cooperatives in North America.

Energy Industry Wanted Environmental Law Changes And Got Them

CBC | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

A letter obtained by Greenpeace through access to information laws and passed on to the CBC reveals the oil and gas industry was granted its request t...

Natural Gas Lobbyist Rush In British Columbia

Kevin Grandia | Posted 11.25.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Kevin Grandia

According to lobbyist registry data, there are currently 57 lobbyists representing the natural gas industry to elected officials and government agencies in the province of British Columbia. This is a pretty astounding number when you consider that the provincial government only consists of 85 elected representatives.

Ottawa Moves To Reveal Names Of Lobbyists

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Mining giant Barrick Gold won't say which of its people placed calls this year to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's right-hand man, but soon co...

Watchdog Seeks To Give Lobbying Rules Teeth

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The national lobbying watchdog wants to be able to fine lobbyists who breach the rules.Karen Shepherd is also looking for more protection, as...

Lobbyists Lobby For Clearer Lobbying Rules

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - They spend their days trying to persuade the feds to do things for other people. Now lobbyists are trying to get the government to do somethi...