The Lobby Monitor
The Lobby Monitor, part of the Hill Times Publishing group, is the leading news source on Canada's lobbying business. We provide exclusive coverage on who is influencing top decision makers on the federal scene and beyond.
We are a subscriber service that provides daily news and analysis about the strategies and people behind public policy advocacy, issues management, government relation campaigns and procurement in Canada.
We bring readers timely, in-depth and independent coverage of new lobbying strategies, keep a keen eye on who's who in the industry and government, and follow lobbying registrations, communication reports and events on and off the Hill.
The Lobby Monitor was launched in 1989, the same year as the federal lobbyists' registry, by John Chenier and Sean Moore. Hill Times Publishing purchased the news service in November 2011, launching a new website with email alerts and a weekly electronic edition delivered directly to subscribers. John Chenier remains The Lobby Monitor's Editor Emeritus.
Alyssa O'Dell is editor of The Lobby Monitor, covering business, lobbying and advocacy on the Hill. She earned her Bachelor of Journalism degree at Carleton University with honours in 2011, before interning as a reporter in Rwanda with the Centre for Media in Transitional Societies, and returning to Canada to pursue freelance reporting, photography and editing in B.C. Her interests frequently fall at the intersection of politics, international relations and economic/social development. Follow her on Twitter @alyssaj_odell, and send story tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shruti Shekar is the associate editor for The Lobby Monitor and previously reporter for The Wire Report. She holds a double BA honours in communication studies and human rights from Carleton University and an MA in Journalism from Western University. She was born in India, but grew up most of her life in Singapore. In her spare time when she isn't a journalist, she spends a plethora of time on creating lifestyle related videos for her YouTube channel and is an avid videographer. She currently resides in Ottawa, but her heart and home is Toronto, and is a huge Toronto Raptors fan. She lives for food and the gym and loves a good glass of craft beer or wine. She can also recite lines from Friends by heart and enjoys compelling TV shows. Contact Shruti at email@example.com.
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