Airbnb registered a Liberal insider to lobby Finance Canada a day before Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland said the federal government is “actively examining” cracking down on short-term rentals. A group fighting to end sexual violence is calling on the government to fund outside investigations into gender-based violence in its own institutions. And an Indigenous internet company wants the federal government’s help to compete with Elon Musk’s Starlink. 

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.