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Registration - In-house Corporation

IMPERIAL TOBACCO CANADA LIMITED / Jorge Araya, President & CEO

Registration Information

In-house Corporation name: IMPERIAL TOBACCO CANADA LIMITED
Responsible Officer Name: Jorge Araya, President & CEO  ? 
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-18
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 907902-5116

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 88

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 23

Version 1 of 32 (2005-08-18 to 2006-04-21)

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Version 1 of 32 (2005-08-18 to 2006-04-21) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation

Corporation: Imperial Tobacco Canada Limited
3711 Saint-Antoine Street West
Montreal, QC  H4C 3P6
Canada
Telephone number: 514-932-6161  Ext.: 2838
Fax number: 514-932-6874  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Benjamin Kemball, President & CEO  
Description of activities: Imperial Tobacco operates in the the tobacco segment. Operations range from leaf tobacco buying to the manufacture and sale of a wide range of tobacco products.
 
Parent: The corporation is not a subsidiary of any other parent corporations.
Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: The corporation does not have any subsidiaries that could be affected by the outcome of the undertaking.
Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another person or organization with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
 
Was the corporation funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No
 

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Corporation

Name: Yves-Thomas Dorval
Position title: Division Head, Public Affairs
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Pierre Fortier
Position title: Vice-President, Corporate Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Edgard Goharghi
Position title: Manager, Excise
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Pénéla Guy
Position title: Manager, Government Relations
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Marc Nencioni
Position title: Director, Excise & Policy
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Finance Canada (FIN), Health Canada (HC), Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Employment and Training, Financial Institutions, Health, Industry, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Science and Technology, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: 1. Communications with the Canada Revenue Agency relating to the recently published Excise Duty Notice in view of amending the tobacco stamping regime as well as relating to the sharing of information with regard to the prevention of illicit activities and compliance with the Excise Act, 2001, the Excise Tax Act and attendant regulations. 2. Communications with the Department of Finance with regard to tobacco taxation policies, international trade issues vis-a-vis the sale of tobacco in Canada. 3. Communications with the Canada Border Service Agency with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of measures to reduce and/or eliminate the presence of illicit tobacco products in the Canadian market. 4. Communications with the Royal Mounted Police of Canada with regard to enforcement activities in Canada in relation to illicit trade and counterfeit tobacco products. 5. Communications with Health Canada with regard to the Tobacco Act and its attendant regulations. Communications regarding any upcoming amendments to this legislation.
Subject Matter: Prospective: 1. Communications with the Canada Revenue Agency relating to the recently published Excise Duty Notice in view of amending the tobacco stamping regime as well as relating to the sharing of information with regard to the prevention of illicit activities and compliance with the Excise Act, 2001, the ExciseTax Act and attendant regulations. 2. Communications with the Department of Finance with regard to tobacco taxation policies, international trade issues vis-a-vis the sale of tobacco in Canada. 3. Communications with the Canada Border Service Agency with respect to the development, implementation and enforcement of measures to reduce and/or eliminate the presence of illicit tobacco products in the Canadian market. 4. Communications with the Royal Mounted Police of Canada with regard to enforcement activities in Canada in relation to illicit trade and counterfeit tobacco products. 5. Communications with Health Canada with regard to the Tobacco Act and its attendant regulations. Communications regarding any upcoming amendments to this legislation.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Legislative Proposal Although there are no relevant formal legislative proposals put forth to date, it is possible that such legislative proposals will be put forth by the federal government within the next six months. In the face of legislative proposals, it is possible that company representatives will meet with government officials to discuss such proposals.
Policy or Program Communications in general relate to tobacco control programs and policies, as well as taxation policies and health protection programmes and policies as they relate to the sale of tobacco and the business of Imperial Tobacco.
Regulation Communications with federal government officials on regulations may pertain to the Tobacco Act and all attendant regulations. The Excise Act, 2001 and all attendant regulations. The Excise Tax Act and all attendant regulations.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit N/A
Bill or Resolution We are not aware of a relevant bill or resolution put forth by the federal government. However, in the event that bills or resolutions are introduced in the next six months, it is possible that company representatives will seek to meet with federal government officials to discuss.