Registration - In-house Organization

Alberta Sugar Beet Growers / Melody Garner - Skiba, Executive Director

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Alberta Sugar Beet Growers
Responsible Officer Name: Melody Garner - Skiba, Executive Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-05-11
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 927663-15198
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 34

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 3 of 46 (2008-06-09 to 2008-08-06)

Version 3 of 46 (2008-06-09 to 2008-08-06) 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: Alberta Sugar Beet Growers
4900-50 Street
Taber, AB  T1G 1T3
Canada
Telephone number: 403-223-1110
Fax number: 403-223-1022  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Bruce Webster, General Manager  
 
Description of the organization's activities: Management of sugar beet quota for farmers, negotiation of master contracts between sugar beet farmers and processors, licensing of sugar beet processors, agricultural research, media and government relations activities.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The membership consists of all sugar beet farmers in the province of Alberta.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-12-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada $5,500.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Bruce Webster
Position title: General Manager
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), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), Members of the House of Commons, Senate of Canada, 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, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Consumer Issues, Energy, Environment, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Regional Development
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Submissions made on scientific research and development grant programs, Agriculture Policy Framework II, CAIS amendment, bilateral trade issues with the United States, Canada-Korea FTA negotiation, and multilateral trade negotiations.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Scientific research and development grant programs, Agriculture Policy Framework II, CAIS amendment, biofuels policy, bilateral trade issues with the United States, bilateral trade negotiations, and multilateral trade negotiations.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Lobby members of parliament, senators, and officials on regulations needed to attract biotechnology companies to invest in applications financially benefiting southern Alberta sugar beet farmers
Policy or Program Lobby members of parliament, senators amd officials on policies or programs needed to effect market access for southern Alberta sugar beet farmers received in World Trade Organization, regional or bilateral trade negotiations.
Bill or Resolution Lobby members of parliament, senators and officials on bills or resolutions needed to implement or comment upon the World Trade Organization, regional or bilateral trade negotiations to ensure that southern Alberta sugar beet farmers receive market access benefits in trade treaties which are reciprocal to the benefits Canada has accorded to foreign sugar suppliers given access to the Canadian market.
Bill or Resolution Lobby members of parliament, senators and officials on bills or resolutions that may attract biotechnology companies to invest in applications financially benefiting southern Alberta sugar beet farmers.
Policy or Program Lobby members of parliament, senators and officials on policies or programs that may attract biotechnology companies to invest in applications financially benefiting southern Alberta sugar beet farmers.
Regulation Lobby members of parliament, senators and officials on regulations needed to implement a World Trade Organization agreement, regional or bilateral trade negotiations to ensure that southern Alberta sugar beet farmers receive market access benefits in trade treaties which are reciprocal to the benefits Canada has accorded to foreign sugar suppliers given access to the Canadian market.
Bill or Resolution Lobby members of parliament, senators and officials or provincial or foreign governments to lobby Canadian members of parliament, senators and officials to lobby the United States Administration and Congress on aspects of the draft Farm Bills which harm market access commitments given to southern Alberta sugar beet farmers in trade agreements and schedules going back to 1937 (World Trade Organization, North American Free Trade Agreement, General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs and so on).

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Constitutional Issues 2008-07-21
History of Parliament 2008-07-21
Liberal Green Shift 2008-07-31, 2008-07-31, 2008-08-01
Liberal Green shift 2008-07-31
Government institutions added through a communication report: House of Commons View



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