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The crowd, pictured May 9, 2018, at the Writers' Trust of Canada's Politics & the Pen gala at the Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, attracts loads of lobbyists. Photograph courtesy of Matthew Usherwood, Writers' Trust of Canada

The Top 100 Lobbyists: influential players hit the right notes

Feature|Beatrice Paez
Of the more than 5,000 lobbyists on the federal registry, the names listed, for the most part, occupy an enviable position as having the ear of the government.
Feature|Neil Moss
The NDP's Nathan Cullen, and Conservatives Pierre Poilievre, Andrew Scheer, and Michelle Rempel also took top honours.
Feature|Neil Moss
Tory aide Michael Bailey, and veteran of the list Colleen Knight came in at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively, on this year's overall Terrific 25 Staffers list.
Opinion|Joe Jordan
Over the next few months, the parties will test and refine their communications strategies, all the while adjusting to what the other parties are, or are not, doing. Calm and reasoned discourse will be in short supply and any correlation between impact and anger has already left town.
Canada is in transition and the opportunity is there to get it right, making Canada stronger by ensuring that it works for everyone—or to continue down a path that has proven only to produce profound inequities. That’s our choice. And this is the time to get it right.
Between Bob Woodward’s forensic reconstruction of meetings that read like a cross between Dr. Strangelove, Being There and Pee Wee’s Playhouse and the recent anonymous op-ed in The New York Times that, evidently, aimed to reassure the world that there are patriotic embeds in the White House running interference between the president and potentially apocalyptic executive functions, a portrait isn’t really emerging.
Feature|Alex Marland
With the next federal election campaign fast approaching, Alex Marland offers some tips for anyone thinking of running for office, gleaned from Noah Richler’s bestselling book, The Candidate: Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.
Feature|Emily Haws
On this fall's to-attend list: the Political Party, the NAC Gala, Canada's Great Kitchen Party, and the return of Harvest Noir.

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