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.
Shruti Shekar is the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. @shruti_shekar
Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter and associate editor at The Lobby Monitor. She returned to Ottawa to write for Hill Times Publishing after more than two years in Prince George working at the daily paper covering city, health, education and more. During her time at The Prince George Citizen she earned a Ma Murray Community Newspaper Award for investigative journalism and runner-up in the feature series category. She was one of two to receive the 2016 Jack Webster Foundation Fellowship, which she used to spend a glorious week at The Poynter Institute learning from the best in the business. Wright Allen first came to Canada’s capital for a master’s degree in journalism at Carleton University and has worked at the Ottawa Citizen and Telegraph Journal in Saint John, N.B. email@example.com. @samanthawrights
Hill Times Publishing
Hill Times Publishing is the premier source for Canadian political news, information and analysis. With an influential readership of over 200,000, including Canada’s top opinion leaders and policy makers, Hill Times Publishing is the most complete source of news and information for people who need to work with, speak to, and understand the Canadian federal government. Hill Times Publishing’s award-winning publications and news services include The Hill Times, Embassy Magazine, The Wire Report, and Parliament Now, as well as the annual glossy magazines Embassy Newcomer and Hill Times Power and Influence.