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Lobbyists increasingly target Senate as Liberals make final legislative push

By Samantha Wright Allen      

At 517 lobbying records in the first four months of 2019, the volume of lobbyists targeting the Senate has already surpassed the annual totals common before Justin Trudeau's government came to power.

The Senate was among the top institutions that lobbyists targeted in April, a trend that has seen the numbers increase in 2019 compared to previous years. The Hill Times file photograph

With all eyes turned to the Upper Chamber as the government tries to stickhandle its final pieces of legislation through Parliament, lobbyists also increased their attention to the Senate this spring. In the first four months of 2019, the volume of lobbyists targeting the Senate has increased by nearly one-third over the same time period in the last two years, and more than doubled the 2016 rate.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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