Huw Williams Named Among Top 100 Lobbyists
October 9, 2018
Huw Williams, CADA’s Public Affairs Director, has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lobbyists of 2018 by Ottawa’s The Hill Times – a significant achievement setting CADA apart from over 5,000 registered lobbyists at the federal level. This is not the first time Williams has been named to the list.
“To be named one of the most influential lobbyists in Canada is an honour,” said Williams in an interview with CADA Newsline. “It’s a reflection of the hard work we at CADA have been doing to fight U.S. auto import tariffs, by further pushing the message to the government about the need to be included in a NAFTA deal, and its importance to the automotive industry and Canadian economy in general. But while the award is nice, delivering a result for dealers on NAFTA is what really matters.”
The list considers more than 5,000 lobbyists from the federal registry, along with their profile on the Hill, and their perceived influence and effectiveness. The Hill Times has also said the names that appear on their Top 100 list, for the most part, “occupy an enviable position as having the ear to the government.”
John White, President and CEO, congratulated Williams for a job well done and offered congratulations on the results for dealers. “Successfully fighting auto tariffs, winning the Bank Act and federal Vehicle Recall legislation (Bill S-2) protecting dealers… 2018 shows CADA is fighting for dealers, and participation in our association and member services all comes back to dealers.”
Williams has been at the forefront of issues stemming from NAFTA negotiations and the related threat of U.S. auto import tariffs, to the government’s consideration to shift its fuel economy regulations from those of the U.S., among other topics. He has been fiercely lobbying the Trudeau government to ensure CADA and dealer voices across Canada are heard, and that the government recognizes the important role the auto industry continues to play in the nation’s economy.