A harm reduction non-profit in Alberta wants to know if it can still rely on government funding after Premier Danielle Smith blasted the organization for distributing pamphlets about safe use of illicit drugs to high school students. An industry association for insurance providers wants federal pharmacare to keep private insurers in a public system. And a Quebec-based car racing event wants federal money to develop green fuels to reduce its environmental impacts.

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.