The Grassroots Greenhouse 2023

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Canada’s Agriculture & Food Sectors Viewed as a Key Driver of National Security and Critical Infrastructure TORONTO, ON – August 15, 2023 – The fifth annual national Agri-Food public opinion poll by Grassroots Public Affairs…

#GrassrootsGlimpse: A snapshot of the new 2022 Ontario MPPs

Following the 2022 Ontario provincial elections, 36 new Members of Provincial Parliament have been announced. 36 out of 124 Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament (MPPs) will be taking a seat in the Legislative Chamber for the first…

Meet Canada’s Next Prime Minister – Pierre Poilievre

(Photo by This past July’s cabinet shuffle by the Trudeau Liberals has increased speculation about Canada's 45th general election happening sooner rather than later.  I was uncertain a few months ago but am increasingly…

Bill C-18: Navigating Media, Big Tech, and News Access in a Global Context

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In the digital age, many Canadians, like people worldwide, turn to social media platforms for news. Platforms like Facebook (now Meta), Instagram, and Twitter (now X) have become integral for news dissemination. This shift has challenged the…

Trudeau’s Summer Shuffle: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023, Ottawa, ON – This morning, in an attempt to ready the Liberals for the next election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a significant cabinet shuffle. This shuffle was not a surprise and was anticipated to…

Federal Liberals Deliver $400B+ Budget for Canadians

Federal Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland rose in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon to deliver the 2023 budget, and the response from opposition is expectedly divided. Since the 2019 election outcome, the governing Liberals have been relying…

Lobbying Commissioner of Canada Brings Forward New Guidelines – Mixed Reviews by MPs and Lobbyists.

Canada’s Lobbying Commissioner, Nancy Belanger, proposed amendments to the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct this past November which received an array of mixed reactions from MPs and lobbyists alike. Renewing the Lobbyists’ Code of Conduct…

Fall Economic Statement 2022

November 3rd, 2022 This afternoon Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland presented the 2022 Fall Economic Statement. The Fall Economic Statement foresees the federal deficit at $36.4 billion in 2022-23, down from the…

Lobbying the Federal Government - What Exactly Are the Rules?

Even for seasoned veteran lobbyists, reviewing the rules around lobbying federal officials is a good idea from time-to-time. Basically, if you are what’s called a consultant lobbyist (hired by an organization) you must register within 10…

Prime Minister Trudeau unveils his new cabinet

Associate Senior Consultant Chris Gray highlights key changes made by the Prime Minister to his Cabinet for the next parliamentary session.
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Biden wins the White House – what does it mean for Canada?

With the January 20th inauguration date on the horizon, Grassroots connected with two key business influencers in Ottawa to get their perspectives on what Canada’s business environment could look like moving forward, with a Democrat back in the White House.