Canada Lobbying

Taking Public Policy Online Gives Canadians A New Voice In Politics

Victor Choi | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Politics
Victor Choi

Under the leadership of the Liberals, our federal government is investing in digital staff and infrastructure (Conservatives have done so as well, but not to this scale and depth). We are catching up to corporations in how they listen to and engage customers to manage issues, drive innovation and build loyalty.

Big Oil Distorts Discourse To Fuel Its Bottom Line

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

We've all seen a chart like it: logos of corporations connected by thin lines to other logos, linking dozens of subsidiaries to spin-offs of even larger companies. But such diagrams rarely involve Canada or the fossil fuel companies that dominate lobbying and other political efforts.

Are Canadian Companies Undermining U.S. Climate Action?

Kevin Thomas | Posted 03.22.2016 | 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 02.04.2016 | 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?

When Canadians Talk to Republicans

Liz Rice | Posted 09.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Liz Rice

On the weekend of June 23 by bus, planes, trains, and automobiles, 19 Canadians converged on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to lobby U.S. federal pol...

A Love Letter to Harper From the Oil Industry

Yan Roberts | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Politics
Yan Roberts

The Harper government is blatantly adhering to the interests of one industry over the broader interests of all Canadians, and over the fundamental protection of our land and waters. What are we to make of how easy a time these industry lobbyists had at furthering their own interests?

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...

Thoughts From a Pro-Palestinian Zionist

Richard Marceau | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada
Richard Marceau

The Jewish lobby is given a lot of media attention. But what people should really focus on is the so-called pro-Palestinian lobby, a lobby that is, when one looks closely, more anti-Israel than pro-Palestine. And one that promotes values that are the polar opposite of Canada's. One can support the existence of a Jewish state in the Middle East and support the Palestinians' legitimate national aspirations.

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...