Tips for Meetings with Members of Parliament | Des astuces pour recontrer les député(e)s

Tips for Meetings with Members of Parliament | Des astuces pour recontrer les député(e)s


we’ll see the number one thing
your friends are and so I think that there’s a case I think that people have
come in to see me who really don’t even know who I am and haven’t actually even
had a look you know I think it’s in any situation to go and meet with some of
you know it’s basically on site and say thank you is a is a good thing because
it it’s it’s not about it an adversarial relationship is about who are the
champions we can find on the hill to help us advances is there anything you
can do to help the champions get better information newer information the kinds
of stories that can change somebody’s mind because I think that in the core
Canadian values of fairness that sometimes if you can tell a story of
something that really doesn’t seem fair that sometimes even the most right-wing
or perceived right-wing parliamentarian can actually surprise you in terms of
unusual suspects it’s actually come in and take up the cause and I think the
other thing that we do is so is you go and see somebody you know is on site and
you ask them who else can I talk and sometimes the thoughtful people coming
to see us do say who who should I be talking to who other than you you
suggest we go and meet with and and so sometimes that’s a little hard when
people do a full lobbying day on the hill because it’s a bit of a hit men’s
that’s not exactly a a marriage that will move your agenda forward you need
to be talking to some of the people that actually will help
if this stuff done I think the other thing is inviting MPs to events where
they would learn something and so that sometimes it’s a it’s a speaker or a
international visitor you know that you can actually say and sometimes mp’s want
to have a role would you come and introduce this speak sometimes to just
invite them to come and with it some little tasks you know makes it more
likely that they’ll show up sometimes we would love to go to it events where we
could just sit and soak it all up and learn and all of that but in the
scheduling we actually have to put higher up a preference for where
actually some reasons to come speak right and that’s mainly because we you
know there’s a bit of an agenda we have that we want to be able to have either
declare our interest in a certain certain topic or those kinds of things you

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