Lobbying

Lobbyists eye caucus retreats, but jury’s out on how useful, appropriate it is for GR folks to attend

Despite a history of lobbyists being around for such functions, Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux, parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, says they might be ‘wasting time’ heading out to the Liberal retreat in Saguenay, Que., in August.

Lobbyists like Robin Sears, left, and Tim Powers say many of their peers see value in attending summer caucus retreats of political parties, but also say that they're not always worthwhile. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By DEREK ABMA

PUBLISHED : Monday, July 18, 2016 12:00 AM

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