Wynne names urban lobbyist to Rural Affairs

By Arthur Potts, MPP for Beaches-East York • November 19, 2014

I was honoured this summer when Premier Kathleen Wynne named me parliamentary assistant (PA) to the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. After all, the premier had personally served as the minister of agriculture and food right up to the recent election.

Many have asked, however, why would a downtown MPP from Beaches-East York be named to a mostly rural portfolio? Beach Metro

Good question. A search of Ontario’s lobbyist registry turns up 9 entries, including lobbying for Ontario Stone Sand and Gravel, hundreds of truckloads of which are consumed for each of the almost 7,000 turbines proposed for Ontario.

Lobbyist Last Amendment Client Name Company/Organization Lobbyist Type Registration No.
Arthur Potts 2013/11/13 Aspera Recycling Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20120917150900
Arthur Potts 2013/11/13 Aspera Recycling Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20120917150900
Arthur Potts 2013/09/12 Ontario Stone Sand and Gravel Association Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20110912120901
Arthur Potts 2013/09/12 Ontario Stone Sand and Gravel Association Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20110912120901
Arthur Potts 2013/05/31 Daniels Sharpsmart Canada Ltd. Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20120531100520
Arthur Potts 2013/05/31 Daniels Sharpsmart Canada Ltd. Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20120531100520
Arthur Potts 2011/08/11 Phonak Canada Limited Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20100611090602
Arthur Potts 2011/02/14 Kaskattama Inc. Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20100211110241
Arthur Potts 2008/04/17 Open Shop Contractors Association Municipal Affairs Consulting Consultant Lobbyist CL0021-20000417134812
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