Industry, international trade, and environment are the top three topics showing up in active lobbying registrations, providing clues as to what will be the most lobbied subjects as MPs resume their roles on the Hill.
Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains is responsible for industry, which is the most-lobbied topic with the federal government and expected to be a big issue this fall. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
As the House begins its fall session, heavy lobbying is about to start again.
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