- International Trade
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Regulations in regards to Advance Payments Program, Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization, Cost of Production Payment, Enhanced Spring Credit Program, Grains and Oilseeds Payment Program, Production Insurance, Spring Credit Advance Program (these are all farm financial support programs)
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- Increase A-base funding for public research for the grains, oilseeds and pulse sectors within AAFC existing budget and to increase the global AAFC budget.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program, Regulation
- EcoAgriculture Biofuels Capital Initiative Program, specifically on eligibility, timeframes and support.
Biofuels Opportunities for Producers Initiative Program, specifically on funding and criteria.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Canadian Wheat Board Act with respect to monopoly powers and election of directors.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- European Free Trade Association Act, Peru Free Trade Act, Columbia Free Trade Act, Dominican Republic Free Trade Act, South Korean Free Trade Act, European Free Trade Act and North American Free Trade Act.
We are specifically interested in tariffs, domestic subsidies and export subsidies related to grains, oilseeds and pulse crops.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Canada Labour Code, and regulations specifically related to grain handling and transportation.
- Income Tax Act and specifically taxation related to agriculture and value-added agricultural processing.
- Seeds Act, more specifically existing and proposed regulations from CFIA and AAFC on Plant Novel Traits, Weed Seed Orders and Genetically Modified Organisms.
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, specifically around the movement and storage of crop inputs and farm machinery.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Regulation
- Bill C-33 Biofuels Act and the regulations which are currently being written for it, including the % content required in Cdn fuels, feed stocks, and the incentive programs in place for expansion.
- Grain Transportation Act, specifically on the transportation of cereal, oilseed and pulse crops.
Policies or Program
- Agri-Food Trade Policy regarding World Trade Organization (WTO) as it relates to improvements in market access, tariff reduction and export subsidies.
- Agricultural trade negotiations, including proposed bi-laterals with the Eurpean Union, and South Korea.
- CIDA Food Aid Program, specifically requirements for Canadian content in procurement and the prioritization of recipients.
- Creation of new rural development programs, with a specific focus on research and value adding to the cereal, oilseeds and pulse sectors.
- National Farm Stewardship Program and more specifically costs of administration to be borne by farmers.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Health Canada - Food and Drug Regulations as they relate to mandatory nutrition labeling, health claims involving cereal grains, oilseeds and pulse crops, Genetically Modified food labeling.
- On Farm Food Safety and more specifically the design, costs and enforcement as it relates directly to farmers.
- Pesticide Management Review Agency regulations in regards to Minor Use Pesticide Program including new pesticides, minor uses and amended labelling for usage.
- Pesticide Management Review Agency regulations in regards to the Own Use Import and the Grower Own Use Import programs.
- Regulations in regards to Environmental Farm Planning, more specifically the design, costs and implementation fo the farm planning
- The Smart Regulation initiative as it relates to crop registration, agriculture, crop input registrations and health claims for human or animal consumption.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
Competition Tribunal (CT)
Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC)
Finance Canada (FIN)
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC)
Grain Transportation Agency (GTA)
Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC)
Health Canada (HC)
Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC)
Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
Members of the House of Commons
National Research Council (NRC)
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Privy Council Office (PCO)
Public Safety Canada (PS)
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Revenue Canada (RC)
Senate of Canada
Statistics Canada (StatCan)
Transport Canada (TC)
Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Government institutions added through a monthly communication report
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Further the interests of Canadian grain, oilseed, and pulse producers
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada
Organization's membership or classes of membership
We are made up of 13 farm organizations, as follows: Alberta Barley Commission; Alberta Grain Commission; Alberta Oat Rye and Triticale Association; Alberta Pulse Growers; Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission; Atlantic Grains Council; BC Grain Producers Association; Canadian Canola Growers Association;Canadian Young Farmers Forum; Manitoba Corn Growers Association; Oat and Barley Council of Ontario; Prairie Oat Growers Association; Western Barley Growers Association; Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.
No government funding was received during the last completed financial year.
In-house Organization Contact Information
Suite 912 - 350 Sparks Street
Ottawa, ON K1R 7S8
Lobbyists employed by the organization