Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Association of Broadcasters / Association canadienne des radiodiffuseurs / Kevin Desjardins, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Association of Broadcasters / Association canadienne des radiodiffuseurs
Responsible Officer Name: Kevin Desjardins, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2002-01-16
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 932156-115
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 81

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 14

Version 13 of 17 (2008-03-05 to 2008-08-11)

Version 13 of 17 (2008-03-05 to 2008-08-11) 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. Organization Information

Organization: Canadian Association of Broadcasters / Association canadienne des radiodiffuseurs
306 - 350 SPARKS STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1P 5S2
Canada
Telephone number: 613-233-4035
Fax number: 613-233-6961  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: GLENN O'FARRELL, PRESIDENT AND CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS IS THE NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION AND THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF BROADCASTING IN CANADA. IT REPRESENTS PRIVATE BROADCASTERS, INCLUDING TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS, AND SPECIALTY, PAY AND PAY-PER-VIEW SERVICES. THE CAB ADVISES MEMBERS ON A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES SUCH AS REGULATIONS, ADVERTISING, COPYRIGHT, SOCIAL CONCERNS AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS. THE ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES BRIEFS, HANDBOOKS, POLICY PAPERS AND NEWSLETTERS. IT DEVELOPS AND PUBLISHES INDUSTRY CODES TO HELP BROADCASTERS DEAL WITH SOCIAL CONCERNS AND TO MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS IN PROGRAMMING. THE CAB ALSO PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH A NUMBER OF SERVICES THAT ASSIST MEMBERS IN SERVING THEIR COMMUNITIES, EG. PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT CAMPAIGNS.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CAB REPRESENTS PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED (AND LARGELY ADVERTISER-DRIVEN) CANADIAN PRIVATE BROADCASTERS. IT HAS RADIO TELEVISION AND SPECIALTY SERVICES MEMBERS AS WELL AS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. MEMBERSHIP IS DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP: A) RADIO SINGLE LICENCE B) RADIO MULTIPLE LICENCE C) RADIO NETWORK D) TELEVISION SINGLE LICENCE E) TELEVISION MULTIPLE LICENCE F) SPECIALTY, PAY, AND PAY-PER-VIEW LICENCE. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ANY PERSON ENGAGED IN ANY BUSINESS OR PROFESSION CONNECTED WITH RADIO OR TELEVISION BROADCASTING, WHO IS NOT ENTITLED TO ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP PROVIDED THAT THE CAB BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES THEIR MEMBERSHIP AND THE PERSON PAYS THE REQUIRED FEE PRESCRIBED FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP.
 
Was the organization 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 Organization

Name: SYLVIE BISSONNETTE
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jean-Arpad Français
Position title: Senior Director, Legal Affairs
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DEVON JACOBS
Position title: SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: SEAN KIELY
Position title: Senior Vice-President, Research and Member Relations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: GLENN O'FARRELL
Position title: PRESIDENT & CEO
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: MARGOT PATTERSON
Position title: General Counsel and Vice President, Legal Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: PIERRE PONTBRIAND
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Tara Rajan
Position title: Vice-President, Research and Policy
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Kathleen Simmons
Position title: Articling Student
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: PIERRE-LOUIS SMITH
Position title: Vice-President, Policy & Chief Regulatory Officer
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Jay Thomson
Position title: Vice-President, Regulatory and Policy
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: TINA VAN DUSEN
Position title: EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT & COO
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: GABRIEL VAN LOON
Position title: Senior Legal Counsel
Public offices held: Yes
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), National Film Board (NFB), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
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: Arts and Culture, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Health, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: BROADCASTING ACT, RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT, COPYRIGHT ACT, FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, BROADCASTING LICENCE FEE REGULATIONS, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, CANADIAN CONTENT AND PROGRAM FUNDING REVIEW, COPYRIGHT TARIFF PROCEEDINGS, CANADA LABOUR CODE
Subject Matter: Prospective: BROADCASTING ACT, RADIOCOMMUNICATION ACT, COPYRIGHT ACT, FOOD AND DRUGS ACT, BROADCASTING LICENCE FEE REGULATIONS, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, CANADIAN CONTENT AND PROGRAM FUNDING REVIEW, COPYRIGHT TARIFF PROCEEDINGS, CRTC REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS, CANADA LABOUR CODE, COMPETITION ACT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Bill or Resolution Bill C-234 (An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-236, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-283 (An Act to Amend the Food and Drugs Act (food labelling))
Bill or Resolution Bill C-313 (An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-327 (An Act to Amend the Broadcasting Act)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-415 (An Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (closed captioning)
Bill or Resolution Bill C-454, An Act to amend the Competition Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
Regulation Broadcast Licence Fee Regulations - Part I and Part II fees
Legislative Proposal Canada Labour Code, Part III Review
Policy or Program Canadian Music Fund
Policy or Program Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunication Commission's (CRTC) licensing, programming and distribution policies and regulations affecting radio and television broadcasters, as well as specialty and pay services;
Policy or Program Canadian Television Fund
Policy or Program Competition Policy Review
Legislative Proposal Convention on Cultural Diversity
Legislative Proposal Copyright Act, including transfer of medium, layering of rights, signal right
Policy or Program Copyright Board - process and tariff hearings
Policy or Program Governor-in-Council Appointments;
Legislative Proposal Radiocommunication Act (signal theft)
Legislative Proposal Schedule A and F of the Food and Drugs Act
Policy or Program Telecommunications Act - Telecommunications Policy Review and Spectrum Management and Allocation
Legislative Proposal United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO)

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Copyright 2008-07-03, 2008-07-15, 2008-07-30, 2008-08-07
Governor-in-Council Appointments 2008-07-17
Telecommunications 2008-07-03, 2008-07-15, 2008-08-07



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