Air traffic controllers want help hiring more people after media reports of increasing numbers of near-collisions at airports, which unions say is due to controller understaffing and fatigue. Convenience store owners want the Ontario government to change its laws to allow police officers to stop and search people for illegal tobacco products even if they’re out of sight. And an Australian company looking for lithium in northern Ontario wants guidance on how to start mining as the Ford government continues to encourage mineral extraction in the north. 

Those are just some of the insights from the IJF’s roundup of lobbying registrations at the federal level and in every province across Canada. Each week, the IJF publishes data from our four lobbying databases showing who wants laws changed and who is asking for government money. Think of it as your weekly dose of public policy news before it becomes news.