Koch Companies has registered to lobby Alberta Premier Danielle Smith to fight for “increased access” to natural resources ahead of the province’s May election. The controversial developer behind a $350 million plan for a resort at Ontario Place is registering new lobbyists. And Volkswagen did a massive, last-minute lobbying push in February, shortly before it got $13 billion to build a new electric vehicle battery factory.

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 will publish 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.