With wildfires already raging in many parts of the country, municipalities are asking for more federal support to plan, prepare and pay for natural disaster response. A Belgian chemical company that has been linked to contamination of waterways in the U.S. and Europe is lobbying about Canada’s “forever chemical” regulations. And an industry association for multi-level marketing companies wants to discuss Canada’s anti-spam legislation.

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.