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Agriculture lobbyists pushing hard on NAFTA, CPTPP deals: lobbyists registry

By Shruti Shekar      

The Dairy Farmers of Canada filed six of the 19 communication reports with Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay. Its provincial counterpart, the Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island, filed one, and their processing partner the Dairy Processors Association of Canada filed one report.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was the No. 1 minister lobbied in the past month while International Trade Minister François-Philippe Champagne's department was the most lobbied department in the last month. 'That intersection between international trade and agriculture is both inevitable and makes a lot of sense with regard to the government’s commitments and the government’s stated objectives for the sector,' says Ensight's John Delacourt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade and file photograph
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Canada's federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay (Cardigan, P.E.I.) was the most lobbied cabinet minister last month with 19 groups filing communication reports with him, while International Trade was the most lobbied department in the government with 268 communications, according to the January statistics from the federal lobbying registry. Insiders said they were not surprised to see an uptick of agriculture groups lobbying the federal government on international trade issues last month, as the Trudeau government is working on

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