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Trade talks with the United States and Mexico, China, India, and Trans-Pacific Partnership countries helped make it the top-lobbied issue in November, and cemented its position among the top three lobbied topics over 10 straight months, numbers released last month show. “It’s all trade all the time…That’s priority No. 1 for a lot of organizations,” said Global Public Affairs’ vice-president Philip Cartwright, adding that’s likely to continue in 2018. In November, registered lobbyists logged 573 communications connected to

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Among the top-lobbied issues for 10 straight months, ‘it’s all trade all the time’

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Natural Resources Minister Carr, Innovation Minister Bains, Finance Minister Morneau, and Environment Minister McKenna also topped the most-lobbied ministers in November.

With NAFTA eating up the time of Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne talking trade in Asia, the file topped the most-lobbied issues in November. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
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