Special Interest Groups and Stimulus Spending What sort of lobbying activity did we get from the Canadian Council of Chief Executives? The following paper looks at the future of our national economy as the federal government ends its ambitious stimulus spending. Specifically, the question at the heart of this paper is a simple one: what is one interest group that might lobby the government and get it to change its position – or reinforce its position – in a manner agreeable to its own stance? There are many groups, but one that leaps out at us is the powerful Canadian Council of Chief Executives, formerly headed up by Thomas D’Aquino . This organization features many prominent business leaders and it earned infamy at the end of 2008 for...The end:
.....d done, the billions shelled out by the government are proof that the CCCE achieved its objectives. Works Cited Beltrame , Julian. “Top CEOs call for $15 billion stimulus package to boost economy.” Winnipeg Free Press. 23 Dec. 2008. 28 Feb. 2011 http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/36631719.html?path=/breakingnews&id=36631719&sortBy=newest Canadian Council of Chief Executives. “Organization and priorities.” N.d . 28 Feb. 2011 http://www.ceocouncil.ca/en/about/CCCE_Organization_Chart.pdf Stanbury , W.T. and Sean Moore. “The role of interest groups in influencing public policy in Canada.” Between Public and Private: Readings and cases on Canada’s mixed economy. Ed. D. Jurkowski and G. Eaton. Captus Press, Inc., 2003. 217-266.