A mining company owned by Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart is lobbying the federal government about a second application to open a controversial coal mine in the Rockies. Housework app TaskRabbit is lobbying B.C. after the government announced new rules to protect gig and precarious workers. And an American disaster response company wants money from Ontario to provide emergency shelter and services for asylum seekers. 

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.