Electra Battery Materials Corporation has hired former foreign affairs minister John Baird to pitch Ontario Premier Doug Ford on helping their mine. The Internet Society has entered the Bill C-18 debate as Meta and Google have said they’ll stop linking to Canadian news sources. And, Canada’s mortgage broker association wants to make it easier for people to buy a home by taking on more debt.

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.