Restaurant lobbyists are asking Doug Ford for subsidies to help pay their workers minimum wage. Two First Nations are asking for federal support to build a highway near Ontario’s controversial Ring of Fire. And a startup pulling hydrogen gas out of municipal sewage wants government money.

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.