The Top 100 Lobbyists: influential players hit the right notes
By Beatrice PaezSep. 17, 2018
Of the more than 5,000 lobbyists on the federal registry, the names listed, for the most part, occupy an enviable position as having the ear of the government.
The crowd, pictured May 9, 2018, at the Writers' Trust of Canada's Politics & the Pen gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, attracts loads of lobbyists. Photograph courtesy of Matthew Usherwood, Writers' Trust of Canada
In a hyper-social industry where cocktail circuits, receptions, and luncheons are the norm, for lobbyists, one’s visibility within the Ottawa bubble matters.
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