Fertilizer Canada held a reception with Ottawa lawmakers Tuesday, drawing mix of lobbyists, policy pros, corporate representatives, Hill staffers and MPs to the event.
Lobby Monitor editorial intern Denis Ram was on hand with his camera to follow the scene. All photos by Ram.
The bustling reception at the Metropolitan Brasserie was packed with individuals representing various political parties, advocacy groups and corporations.
General topics in the air touched on trade and interprovincial relations.
The Metropolitan Brasserie was filled with parliamentarians and lobbyists representing a variety of groups on April 19.
MPs spotted at the event included Liberal MP T.J. Harvey, Bloc MP Louis Plamondon and Conservative MPs Marilyn Gladu and Robert Kitchen.
Bloc MP Louis Plamondon (left) and Benoit Violette (right), a staffer from Conservative MP Kellie Leitch’s office, pose for a photo.
Rookie MP Liberal T.J. Harvey (right), pictured with Dennis Prouse (left), vice president of government affairs at Crop Life Canada, were mingling with the crowd at the event. Many got a chance to introduce themselves to the new MP.
The large group of attendees at the event included a diverse mix of representatives from across the country. The attendees included consultants, executives, and board members from different companies and organizations.
From left to right: Gay Patrick, executive director of Saskatchewan Potash Producers Association, Inc.; Mark Frachhia, president and CEO of PCS Potash, also known as PotashCorp; Cam Baker, manager of government relations Canada at PCS Potash; and Hugh Loomans, president and CEO of Sylvite were spotted at the Fertilizer Canada event.
Don Kitson (left), from International Raw Materials Ltd., and Bob Adamson (right), chair of Nutrients for Life Foundations, discussed the changing global environment around the fertilizers industry.