Loblaws registered to lobby on grocery competition just before the Competition Bureau said food prices were too high. One of Quebec’s oldest and largest newspapers wants to talk to Justin Trudeau about a law pitting Google and Meta against the Canadian journalism industry. And an American defence contractor wants to supply the federal government with desperately needed planes to combat a growing number of forest fires.

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.