WE Charity registers to lobby federal government, discloses dozens of interactions with officials

WE Charity has registered to lobby the federal government and retroactively disclosed dozens of previous interactions between its employees and federal officials over the past several months.

Dalal Al-Waheidi, WE Charity's executive director, told MPs on the House of Commons finance committee the organization had submitted the paperwork to enter the Registry of Lobbyists on Thursday, the same day as her testimony.

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