Registration - In-house Organization

RAILWAY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (THE) (RAC) / L'Association des chemins de fer du Canada (ACFC) / Marc Brazeau, President and CEO

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: RAILWAY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (THE) (RAC) / L'Association des chemins de fer du Canada (ACFC)
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Marc Brazeau, President and CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-02-21
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 722417-14798
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 224

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 31

Version 3 of 49 (2008-03-20 to 2008-07-15)

Version 3 of 49 (2008-03-20 to 2008-07-15) 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: RAILWAY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (THE) (RAC)
1401 - 99 BANK STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1P 6B9
Canada
Telephone number: 613-564-8090
Fax number: 613-567-6726  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Cliff Mackay, President & C.E.O.  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE RAILWAY ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (RAC) IS THE TRADE ASSOCIATION OF THE RAILWAY INDUSTRY IN CANADA. ITS MEMBER COMPANIES ACCOUNT FOR BASICIALLY ALL RAILWAY ACTIVITY IN CANADA, BOTH PASSENGER AND FREIGHT. CORE MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO OPERATING RAILWAY COMPANIES AND COMMUTER AUTHORITIES.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP, ONE FOR OPERATING RAILWAYS AND COMMUTER AUTHORITIES AND ONE FOR RAILWAY SUPPLIERS AND INDUSTRIAL OPERATORS.
 
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: BRUCE BURROWS
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, PUBLIC & CORPORATE AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ROGER CAMERON
Position title: DIRECTOR, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DAN DI TOTA
Position title: NATIONAL DIRECTOR, OPERATION LIFESAVER
Public offices held: No
 
Name: GERALD GAUTHIER
Position title: DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY LIASON
Public offices held: No
 
Name: MICHAEL LOWENGER
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: CLIFF MACKAY
Position title: PRESIDENT & C.E.O.
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: KEVIN MCKINNON
Position title: DIRECTOR, REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ROBERT MCKINSTRY
Position title: MANAGER, POLICY & ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Public offices held: No
 
Name: CHRIS VIVONE
Position title: DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
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: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), 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), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Other types: Conferences, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Employment and Training, Environment, Industry, Infrastructure, Internal Trade, International Trade, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Security, Taxation and Finance, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT [CEPA]; CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION & SAFETY BOARD ACT (CTAISB); CANADA TRANSPORTATION ACT (C11/C58);RAILWAY ACT; RAILWAY SAFETY ACT; TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS ACT; SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES; RAILWAY SECURITY ISSUES; ACT TO AMEND CANADA LABOUR CODE (REPLACEMENT WORKERS, C-257/C-415); INCOME TAX ACT; EXCISE TAX ACT; RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES
Subject Matter: Prospective: CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT [CEPA]; CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION & SAFETY BOARD ACT (CTAISB); RAILWAY ACT; RAILWAY SAFETY ACT; TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS ACT; SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ISSUES; RAILWAY SECURITY ISSUES; ACT TO AMEND CANADA LABOUR CODE (REPLACEMENT WORKERS, C-257/C-415); INCOME TAX ACT; EXCISE TAX ACT; RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Bill or Resolution C-415 Act to Amend the Canada Labour Code (Replacement Workers);
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Canada Stategic Infrastructure Program
Regulation Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation & Safety Board Act (CTAISB) - Transportation Safety Board - Statistical Reports; Restricted Components Regulations;
Policy or Program CEPA - Memorandum of Understanding (Policy on Locomotive Emissions);
Regulation Excise Tax (Fuel Tax)
Regulation Implementation of MOU on Security (in lieu of regulation)
Regulation Income Tax Act - Capital Cost Allowances Provision
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policy or Program Operation Lifesaver Program;Post D2006 Program
Regulation Railway Safety Act - RSA Panel Review & various rules & regulations under the Act
Regulation Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act & regulations

Government institutions added through a communication report: Infrastructure Canada (INFC) View



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