Lobbyists filed 2,706 communications last month, pushing activity up 12 per cent compared to April 2020 and making it the busiest April on record.
The four most-lobbied in cabinet in April, were Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne, left, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson, Economic Development Minister Mélanie Joly and Transport Minister Omar Alghabra. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
Health Canada’s regulatory plan proposing to restrict flavoured vaping products that appeal to youth, released last month, helped make it the busiest April on record for lobbying.
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