Ontario’s special constables are asking the solicitor general for more police protections in a law he says needs to be enacted “as soon as possible.” A leading voice in Ontario public education is concerned about a bill that would weaken school boards’ input in setting curriculum. And Bombardier wants federal defence procurements to be more “fair and open” to Canadian contractors as the armed forces pursue an American vendor.

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.