Registration - In-house Organization
Canadian Chamber of Commerce / La Chambre de commerce du Canada / Perrin Beatty, President & Chief Executive Officer
Version 76 of 76 (2019-09-20 to present)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Arts and Culture
- Constitutional Issues
- Consumer Issues
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Financial Institutions
- Government Procurement
- Intellectual Property
- Internal Trade
- International Development
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Privacy and Access to Information
- Regional Development
- Science and Technology
- Small Business
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- AGRICULTURE - regarding the use of innovation and technology to make Canada a world leader in food production.
- Aboriginal Affairs - With respect to federal government policies to improve the economic potential and contribution of Canada's Aboriginal peoples as well as providing more clarity regarding the role of business in the duty to consult and reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples.
- Bill C-69, "An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts," - provide amendments that will improve the legislation by resolving significant uncertainties in the Bill and provide guidance that will maintain Canada's resource sector's competitiveness.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Energy – Energy- Support policies to ensure the diversification of Canada’s trade in energy products to world markets, especially pipelines and related major infrastructure projects; and continue engagement with the Government legislation, Bill C-69 to overhaul to Canada’s environmental assessment processes and create an Impact Assessment Agency.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Aboriginal Affairs - Economic capacity building for Indigenous peoples and businesses including access to affordable capital; developing a consistent duty to consult and accommodate framework that recognizes the different approaches to engagement, consultation, accommodation each community and project requires; allowing First Nations to extricate themselves from one or more aspects of the Indian Act via a Band Council resolution and the demonstrated support of a clear majority of band members; clarifying the impact on business of the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights in Canadian laws, policies and regulations; developing educational materials on the histories of Indigenous peoples as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call-to-Action 92
Policies or Program
- Border Crossings - Beyond the Borders Initiative, with respect to implementation of the action plan items.
- Border Crossings - with respect to the development of a new International Crossing between Windsor and Detroit.
- CLIMATE - with regard to international negotiations, Clean Energy Dialogue with U.S., federal climate change policy, North American clean energy and environment agreement.
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - With regard to the measures the federal government needs to take to encourage private sector generated economic development in Canada’s territories and all remote communities and the development of the services sector both domestically and internationally.
- EDUCATION - Aligning employer and workforce needs with education and training; Expanding Work Integrated Learning Opportunities
- Economic Development - with regard to the development of the services sector both domestically and internationally.
- Employment Insurance Reform - Conducting a comprehensive review of the EI program; Reducing the regulatory burden for employers; Equalizing premium rates between employer and employee contributions; Eliminating EI funding to programs that are not core to the mandate
- Employment and Training - changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program regarding the Labour Market Impact Assessment and processing and transparency issues.
- Employment/Training - Committing to life-long learning, upskilling and reskilling; Supporting Small and Medium Sized Enterprises; Improving collection and dissemination of Labour Marketing Information
- Environment – Harmonization of regulations with provinces, federal carbon pricing legislation, Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change, and Review of Canada's environmental assessment process.
- Free Trade Agreements - promote liberalization of trade in Services.
- Free Trade Agreements - seek more active engagement of Canada's businesses in existing agreements. Promote liberalization of trade in services.
- Government Procurement - With regard to creating more opportunities for Canadian SMEs, Indigenous, female and other under-represented entrepreneurs to have more opportunities to learn about and compete for federal procurement opportunities and become suppliers to the federal government. With regard to the Integrity Framework, ensure it is as focused on not penalizing suppliers that should not be as on those who should.
- IMMIGRATION: Changes to increase the number of economic immigrants to this country to double the current rate. Renegotiation and signing of new memoranda of understanding with each of the provinces and territories to increase provincial caps for Provincial Nominee Programs. Adequate staffing of local Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada offices to meet demand and alleviate the labour market shortages.
- IMMIGRATION: Reducing regulatory burdens for employers; Promoting immigration to smaller, rural and northern communities; Supporting regional immigration strategies; Modernizing the Temporary Foreign Workers Program; Developing and implementing pilots and programming to support those with temporary status to become permanent residents
- INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - Strengthened legislation to better protect. Make counterfeiting and piracy criminal offences under the Criminal Code; Trademark counterfeiting a specific criminal offence under the Trade-Marks Act; and impose stronger penalties for counterfeiting and piracy that endangers the health and safety of Canadians. Investigate the possibility of a Canadian form of a patent or innovation box to enhance the development and commercialization of intellectual property, including patents. The creation of a national intellectual property enforcement center.
- INTERNAL TRADE - removing interprovincial barriers to trade, investment, and labour mobility within Canada
- INTERNATIONAL TRADE - Promote balanced free trade agreements for Canada with key partners.
- INTERNATIONAL TRADE - with respect to federal laws and regulations pertaining to responsible business conduct of Canadian companies.
- Immigration - Foreign Credentials Recognition Program with regard to working with the provinces/territories and business community to develop national accreditation standards to evaluate foreign credentials, professional and trade qualifications, and certification in regulated and non-regulated occupations that reflect employers' needs
- Immigration: Changes intended to attract and retain international students with respect to work permits, applications for permanent residency, and processing times for applications.
- Infrastructure: In regard to the development of a national infrastructure plan, priority infrastructure projects, border infrastructure, public private partnerships, funding models and government consultations.
- International Trade: Expanding trade and investment links with developing countries.
- Labour: Ensuring that any changes to the Canada Labour Code are implemented only if they address a real problem or result in improvement for federally-regulated employers, their employees and/or the Canadians they serve.
- Labour: Asking the federal government, specifically Global Affairs Canada, to work with the Canadian private sector to identify ways to increase long-term formal employment opportunities for the poor in developing countries, and facilitate the availability of financial institutional products and services, including microfinance, to stimulate job creation for the poor
- Natural Resources: support for the adoption of policy recommendations to strengthen Canada’s world-leading position in the mining industry
- PRIVACY AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION - with regard to the provisions of PIPEDA, to ensure business has clear compliance objectives, that the government of Canada ensures continued freedom to operate and innovate in the digital environment. Responding to National Consultations on Digital and Data Transformation.
- Pensions: With regard to providing additional retirement savings options to Canadians that do not impose additional costs and/or administrative burdens on employers.
- SPENDING CONTROL - Undertake a thorough review of all government spending costs and establish a long-term plan to achieve a balanced budget by limiting operations expenditure growth
- Small Business - Reducing red tape and the compliance burden and encouraging effective fiscal and economic policy measures to improve the business climate for SMEs, including more opportunities for Canadian SMEs to become suppliers to the federal government
- TAX/DEBT REDUCTION - Ensure the federal debt-to-Gross Domestic Product target falls to below 30% by 2015 - Federal Budget Taxation and Finance
- TRANSPORTATION - in regards to the development of a National Transportation Strategy and a National Infrastructure Plan
- TRANSPORTATION - in regards to the development of a competitive and efficient transportation network including all modes of transportation
- Taxation and Finance - Appoint a Royal Commission to conduct a comprehensive review of taxation guided by the principles of competitiveness, simplicity, fairness, and neutrality; broaden the tax base; adjust the tax mix; bridge the digital tax divide; simplify the tax filing experience; legislate a taxpayer charter of rights; provide a representative for small businesses to resolve conflicts with Canada Revenue Agency; and conduct regular comprehensive reviews.
- Taxation and Finance - Investigate the possibility of a Canadian form of a patent or innovation box tailored to provide a preferential corporate tax regime for profits arising from patents/innovation
- Telecommunications. With regard to telecommunications policies that are focused on creating the right investment incentives to foster vibrant competition in the sector as a whole and not favour certain companies.
Policies or Program, Regulation
- Environment - with respect to advocacy for environmental and energy policy on the energy inputs for the mining of cryptocurrencies within Canadian jurisdictions and coordination with established Canadian utilities
- INDUSTRY - Stimulate R&D in the pharmaceutical industry by extending data protection and implementing a five-year patent restoration system. Improving the SR&ED tax credit program to drive innovation. Pushing the government to continue to encourage small and medium sized businesses to do more online. Investigate the possibility of a preferential corporate tax regime for profits arising from patents/innovation to encourage companies to base their R&D activities in Canada and to commercialize them in Canada. A digital economy strategy for Canada, with respect to more of an emphasis being placed on the digital economy by the government. A balanced strategy for Canada. Changes to Canada’s Anti-spam legislation that reduce the regulatory burden and eliminate ambiguities in the legislation.
- Small Business – Legislation, regulations and support programs that give Canadian SMEs the tools to grow at in Canada and internationally including more opportunities to learn about and compete for federal procurement opportunities.
- Taxation and Finance - with regard to modernizing our financial systems to manage with the remittance of digital assets, cryptocurrencies and digital currencies
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)
- Bank of Canada
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canada Post Corporation (CPC)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
- Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT)
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
- Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
- Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Competition Bureau Canada (COBU)
- Competition Tribunal (CT)
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Export Development Canada (EDC)
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Halifax Port Authority
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat (IGA)
- Justice Canada (JC)
- Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
- Marine Atlantic Inc.
- National Defence (DND)
- National Energy Board (NEB)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL)
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC)
- Port Alberni Port Authority
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Senate of Canada
- Service Canada (ServCan)
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (Port Metro Vancouver)
- VIA Rail Canada
Government institutions added through a monthly communication report
- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
Founded in 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the nation's largest business association, representing small and large firms from every sector and region in Canada. The Canadian Chamber is a network of 420 community chambers and boards of trade across Canada, in addition to individual corporate members and over 80 trade and professional organizations. The total membership exceeds 192,000. It is dedicated to the promotion and development of a strong economy. The chamber monitors federal and international issues, solicits the views of the Canadian business community and communicates them to policymakers in Ottawa and internationally. Headquartered in Ottawa, it also has staff in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. www.chamber.ca
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Perrin Beatty, President & Chief Executive Officer
Organization's membership or classes of membershipTHE CHAMBER'S MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF: ORGANIZATION MEMBERS INCLUDING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND BOARDS OF TRADE LOCATED IN CANADA; CORPORATION MEMBERS CONSISTING OF CORPORATIONS, FIRMS AND PARTNERSHIPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF CANADA; ASSOCIATE MEMBERS INCLUDING BUSINESS, TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF CANADA; INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS CONSISTING OF PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF CANADA; AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERS WHOSE PURPOSE IT IS TO PROMOTE TRADE AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN CANADA AND OTHER COUNTRIES.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2018-12-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Canada Post Corporation (CPC)||$1,900.00||Yes|
|Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)||$3,400.00||No|
|Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)||$29,600.00||Yes|
|Export Development Canada (EDC)||$65,000.00||Yes|
|Farm Credit Canada (FCC)||$2,500.00||No|
|Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)||$2,300.00||Yes|
|Global Affairs Canada (GAC)||$1,900.00||Yes|
|Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)||$2,300.00||Yes|
|Office of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman||$2,300.00||Yes|
|Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (Port Metro Vancouver)||$50,000.00||Yes|
In-house Organization Contact Information
275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9
Fax number: 613-238-7643
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Mark Agnew, Director, International Policy | Designated public offices held
- Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer | Public offices held
- Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, Director, Parliamentary Affairs | No public offices held
- Aaron Henry, Director, Natural Resources and Environmental Policy | No public offices held
- Jackie King, Chief Operating Officer | No public offices held
- Leah Nord, Director, Skills and Immigration Policy | No public offices held
- Scott Smith, Director, Innovation and Intellectual Property | No public offices held
- Trevin Stratton, Chief Economist | No public offices held
- Phil Taylor, Senior Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs | No public offices held