Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca is lobbying on drug prices in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and at the federal level. A controversial pro-gun group is hoping the Ontario government will challenge federal handgun restrictions. And the nonprofit Animal Justice is fighting a new law loosening restrictions on hunting live animals with dogs.

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.