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Federal lobbyists registry sees crop of new COVID-19 filings, as groups grapple with pandemic

By Samantha Wright Allen and Beatrice Paez      

At least 35 organizations are either lobbying federal officials about their needs or looking to assist the government in its response to the escalating coronavirus crisis.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, Health Minister Patty Hajdu, and Treasury Board President Jean-Yves Duclos convene for a presser on March 16. Cabinet ministers have been convening near-daily briefings with journalists on their response to the pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Since mid-March, more than 35 organizations have updated their federal lobbying filings, signalling plans to have a say in the government’s evolving coronavirus response, with some offering help and others urging action as the crisis threatens to devastate companies and industries.

Samantha Wright Allen

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


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