Lobbyists court Senators to kill impact assessment bill
By Charelle EvelynOct. 31, 2018
Among the most lobbied Senators since September are C-69 sponsor Grant Mitchell and Energy Committee chair Rosa Galvez.
Alberta’s Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips speaks to reporters on Oct. 24 in Centre Block after meeting with Senators to discuss changes the provincial government wants made to Bill C-69. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
As the Liberals’ controversial environmental assessment bill makes it way through the Senate, stakeholders and activists are hoping to seize what they see as an opportunity to push the Upper Chamber to scrap or significantly change the legislation.
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