An association of Canadian lenders is starting grassroots lobbying to oppose legislation to lower the maximum allowable interest rates on loans. A Montreal theatre that’s more than a century old says it’s at risk of closing this month if it doesn’t get federal money. And a civil rights law group has been opposing the fast-tracked federal bail reform bill that goes into effect this week, saying it violates Charter rights.

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.