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House remains top target of lobbyists, all ‘politics are local’

By Derek Abma      

Since 2102, the House of Commons has consistently emerged as the top government institution for lobbying registrations.

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The House of Commons is so far the top-lobbied institution in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's new government, followed by Industry Canada, the Prime Minister's Office, Finance Canada, the Senate, Global Affairs Canada, the Privy Council Office, Health Canada, and Environment Canada, according to the most recent active registrations filed with Office of the Lobbying Commissioner. The House was the most-named federal institution, which can include registrations with Cabinet ministers, at 1,930 active registrations, giving lobbyists the go-ahead to communicate with MPs

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