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Agriculture minister most lobbied in February as trade, grain shipments topped industry interests

By Samantha Wright Allen      

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was lobbied 40 times in February, which almost triples the number of his second-busiest cabinet colleague.

Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay was the most lobbied member of cabinet in February, according to stats from the lobbying registry. The Hill Times file photograph
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Lobbyists targeted Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay three times as often as his nearest cabinet colleague in February, as industry groups pushed trade interests and raised the alarm about a “crisis” in grain shipments, according to the latest lobby filings. Agriculture was the third-most popular subject lobbyists spoke to office holders about last month, with 373 mentions. Despite coming behind international trade (473 mentions) as well as health (377 mentions), there was some overlap with both as stakeholders looked to discuss

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