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Agriculture Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau, Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, and Transport Minister Marc Garneau were the top-lobbied ministers in June, mentioned in a dozen reports each. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

Last chance to lobby MPs sees June numbers shrink, with influencers eyeing the campaign season

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business led in groups lobbying MPs as June’s 1,446 reported communications halved the total reported in May.
In the lead-up to the election, prospective legislators should be clear on whether they want to keep and strengthen current standards, or follow U.S. President Donald Trump in rolling them back.
In the wake of some high-profile data and privacy scandals, the privacy commissioner's office is considering changes that could mean getting a person's explicit okay in all cases when their data is to be transferred across the border.
The future of Canada’s mining industry lies increasingly in remote and northern regions, but the infrastructure deficit challenges project economics in this part of the country.
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The agreement balances Canada’s national and business interests with regional economic progress and creates a stable foundation for long-term growth of the digital economy.
The following is an excerpt from Population Bombed! Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change, short-listed along with four other books for this year’s Donner Prize, the best public policy book of the year by a Canadian. The winner will be announced on May 1 in Toronto.
Opinion|Phil Russo
The push for emissions reductions and shift to greener fuel sources will boost the cost of doing business for fleets. That’s why government support to industry is important.
Opinion|Wenran Jiang
The Trump administration simply has not put its money where its mouth is when it comes to treating Canada as an ally.
Canada’s chemistry industry has pledged to have all plastics packaging recyclable or recoverable by 2030.
Opinion|Lu Shaye
The U.S. has repeatedly exaggerated the security risks of Huawei’s 5G technology.
Despite its immense value and future promise, the Stem Cell Network will soon cease to exist.
Feature|Emily Haws
‘His position requires him to challenge everything—he was not hired to surf on the status quo,’ says Shared Services VP Sarah Paquet.
Opinion|Teresa Scassa
Toronto’s Quayside development isn’t the first municipal project to use technology to gather data about infrastructure and human activity. Other projects haven’t attracted the governance debates that enfold Quayside—but perhaps they should.
In a Q&A, the innovation minister also says a report on federal digital and data consultations should be released in the 'coming weeks.'
Provincial and state governments play an important role in investing in and sparking innovation in places like Ontario, Alberta, and Texas.
Experts say they are excited about microgrids' potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy resilience.
The Trudeau government has left people in rural and remote areas to fend for themselves when it comes to internet connectivity. We’ll ensure that they have the internet access they need to get ahead.
Opinion|Mark Robbins
Canada’s ambition should be redirected into avenues that can likely bear fruit and that will successfully play to our competitive advantages. AI-enhanced government is one bright spot.
Canadian consumers do not need another charm and public relations offensive while the cost of living poses a major threat to their quality of life.
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