The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) out-lobbied everyone last year, reporting 199 communications with federal public office holders, an analysis of lobbying data by online news service The Lobby Monitor found.
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David MacNaughton 'made it a priority' to understand who the key U.S. influencers were and which Canadian would be best to deliver the message, says former PMO Canada-U.S. war room staffer Diamond Isinger.
'The evidence showed there were many ways in which Mr. Trudeau, either directly or through the actions of those under his direction, sought to influence the Attorney General,' the commissioner's report says.