Unifor president Jerry Dias says union representatives 'spent the lion’s share' of their time pressing the government to move forward on a rescue package for the aerospace and airline sectors.
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan, Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Transport Minister Omar Alghabra, former innovation minister Navdeep Bains, and Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson topped the list of most lobbied ministers in January. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Lobbying activity rose slightly in January, with the holiday slump ebbing even as Parliament remained in recess and the usual legislative wrangling was more or less on hold.
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Democracy Watch is seeking a Federal Court ruling that would prohibit the prime minister from calling a snap election, unless a vote of non-confidence in the government occurs before the fixed election date.
The Liberals were on track to win 159 seats, the Conservatives 119, the Bloc Québécois 33, the NDP 25, and the Green Party two, as ballots from the Sept. 20 federal election were still being counted last week.
Liberal MPs Randy Boissonnault and George Chahal were elected in Alberta ridings in the 2021 federal election, providing the largely Conservative province with more clout in Ottawa, according to some lobbyists.
The New Democrats could play a role in Parliament similar to one they played in the 1960s, when they pushed Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson to enact progressive policies like Medicare and the Canada Pension Plan, say st
For the first time in the party’s history, a Conservative member has initiated a petition to call a referendum on the party leader. But, the Conservative Party’s president has questioned the online petition’s validity.