Trans Mountain, capital flight and bank law put Finance Minister Bill Morneau atop the May lobbying list
By Shruti ShekarJul. 9, 2018
'We should never find ourselves in that situation again,' says Tim McMillan, CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, who chatted with Bill Morneau about his government's decision to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Finance Minister Bill Morneau, pictured May 29, 2018, in Ottawa, tops the list of most lobbied cabinet ministers in May. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Finance Minister Bill Morneau was the most lobbied cabinet minister in May, and lobbyists say his move up the list may have something to do with the government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
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‘If it is slanderous or defamatory, then we will be held accountable for that, and we will be held accountable by our electorate, in whether they vote for us again,’ says Conservative House Leader Candice Bergen.
Big-ticket items in the last federal budget of this majority Liberal government include more than $6.2-billion to expand federal financing of rental construction, $1-billion for increasing access to drugs for rare diseas
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