President and CEO
Received government funding or funding expected in current financial year
United Farmers of Alberta is not a subsidiary of any other parent companies.
Beneficiaries of the Lobbying Activity
United Farmers of Alberta has the following subsidiaries that could have a direct interest in the outcome of the undertaking
Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
Covid 19 - Financial support by the federal government in order to retain food security in Canada.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
Clean Fuel Standards - Issues regarding compliance with land use and biodiversity. Further understanding and consultation regarding “verification and certification” of the feedstock and how this will directly impact farmers.
Value Creation to enhance private plant breeding programs in Canada. Ensure that options presented are to the benefit of producers.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy: Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act - Urge the federal government to consider incentives or exemptions to agriculture production in the following areas:
increase costs for heating farm buildings
moving commodities by rail
buying essential farm inputs such as fertilizer and machinery
recognition of already existing responsible environmental practices by the ag sector
Policies or Program
Covid 19 - Business Risk Management Support - Removing the Reference Margin Limiting (RML) from the program to enhance equitability across all sectors;
–Temporarily removing the $3 million cap on payments to safeguard as much domestic production as possible;
–Increasing the funding percentage from 70 per cent to at least 80 per cent after the trigger point is reached;
Urge the federal government to establish a clear western government liaison to carry forth the issues and concerns of prairie provinces to Ottawa.
Subdivision C, Exemption Certificates, Subparagraph 36(1)(b)(vii) of the Greenhouse Gases Pollution Pricing Act related to Fuel Charge exemptions for qualifying farming fuel
Subject matter details in previous versions
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
For the federal government to consider allowing farmers in the province of Alberta, who are registered with an Alberta Farm Fuel Benefit (AFFB) permit, to be automatically exempt from the Federal Fuel Charge without having to complete the Federal Fuel Charge Exemption (FFCE) Certificate for Farmers. This will save time and money on the part of the farmers, suppliers and the federal government by avoiding substantial administrative work. Or to postpone the implementation of the federal carbon tax of Jan 1, 2020 to ensure farmers have enough time to have their exemption permits processed.
Policies or Program
Canola Trade Dispute with China - Ensure canola producers do not fall subject to economic hardship and that programs are in place for support during federal negotiations.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
Finance Canada (FIN)
List of Senior Officers whose lobbying activities represent less than 20% of their Duties
No lobbyists added
List of Senior Officers and Employees whose lobbying activities represent 20% or more of their Duties
Manager of Government Relations
No public offices held
Monthly Communication Reports
What oral and arranged communications have taken place?
No monthly communications reports have been submitted for the last 12 months.