The 10 lobby groups with the most contact with federal officials - Macleans.ca

The 10 lobby groups with the most contact with federal officials

Here’s what they wanted to talk about: pipelines, tax credits, identity theft, livestock, credit cards, free trade agreements, meat inspection, land claims

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By the numbers

Number of communication reports filed with the Federal lobbyist registry, from January to September 2012:

178: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Lobbied on: pipeline regulation, streamlining of Fisheries Act, tax credits, Clean Air Act related to greenhouse gas regulations

131: Canadian Bankers Association
Lobbied on: do-not-call list, identity theft laws, accounting rules, corporate income tax, mortgage insurance

113: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Lobbied on: livestock carcass grading regulations, imports of non-NAFTA beef and veal, financial loan guarantees, animal health

105: The Mining Association of Canada
Lobbied on: environmental assessment regulations, skills training, corporate taxation, remediation of abandoned mines

96: Canadian Federation Of Independent Business
Lobbied on: credit card code of conduct, budget recommendations, red tape reduction, Canada Pension Plan increases

95: Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada
Lobbied on: various free trade agreements, climate change, foreign workers program, research funding

92: World Society for the Protection of Animals Canada
Lobbied on: tighter animal cruelty laws, improved conditions for animals during transport, support for UN animal welfare declaration

92: Chicken Farmers of Canada
Lobbied on: meat inspection regulations, poultry import tariffs, medicated feed mixing regulations, food safety programs

91: General Motors of Canada Ltd.
Lobbied on: removal of EcoAuto levies, automotive investment fund, research funding, Canada-EU trade agreement

88: Canadian National Railway
Lobbied on: First Nations land claims, Pacific gateway initiative, railway noise control, replacement worker regulations

 


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