Registration - In-house Organization
Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada (CME) / Alliance des manufacturiers et des exportateurs du Canada (MEC) / Dennis Darby, President & CEO
Version 35 of 53 (2016-01-15 to 2016-03-11)
- Aboriginal Affairs
- Consumer Issues
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Financial Institutions
- Government Procurement
- Intellectual Property
- Internal Trade
- International Relations
- International Trade
- Justice and Law Enforcement
- Regional Development
- Research and Development
- Science and Technology
- Small Business
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Global Business 20/20 Program of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, seek additional government support for consultations with manufacturers and exporters to better understand changes in world markets and gain understanding of what Canada needs to assist business to succeed in global markets
- Promote the federal government's involvement to implement a reciprocity policy in their procurement of large infrastructure projects and transfer of funds to other levels of government through the Building Canada Plan.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Policies or Program
- Adoption of a federal fund to attract large capital investments in Canada
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Chemical substances published in the Canada Gazette Part I with respect to reporting of substances under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
- Federal budget with respect to federal taxation systems, advocate to assist business to be competitive by allowing for access to liquidity, improvement to tax treatment of investments in productive technologies, innovation, skills development and research development. This includes: promotion of a five-year capital cost allowance for manufacturing and processing machinery, making Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credits refundable, instituting an Employers' training tax credit, creditable against Employment Insurance premiums, providing a tax refund for companies in financial loss position and providing loan guarantees based on refundable tax losses.
- Legislative review of Export Development Canada (EDC) Act, to ensure proper resources are given to EDC for the continuation of EDC's role of assisting Canadian businesses succeed in global markets.
- Recommendations made by the Industry and Public Safety Committees on counterfeiting and piracy, advocate for efficient implementation of the recommendations.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program
- Advocate for a policy on Canada-US price discrimination that considers impacts on Canadian manufacturers.
Policies or Program
- Advocate against the use of plain packaging policies for products such as tobacco.
- Advocate for modifications to the Scientific Research and Experimental Development Program to allow it to be more accessible and more user-friendly from an administrative perspective.
- Advocate for the development of a National Logistics Strategy to enable Canada to take advantage of new trade patterns internationally.
- Advocate for the government of Canada to negotiate a Sub-national procurement agreement to open markets between Canada and the United States.
- Advocate for the government of Canada to negotiate various details of the Canada-Europe Free Trade Agreement (CETA)
- Advocate for the implementation of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) programs: Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) review, implementation of eManifest, core services review, CBSA vision for 2017 and Partners in Protection, OGD Single Window initiative, Export Reporting, NEXUS, Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Contingency Planning, Customs Self-Assessment, Importer Admissability Data and reduction of administrative paper burden.
- Canada-Caribbean Community Free Trade Negotiations, seek fast passage of a free trade agreement.
- Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Agreement, provide input into the development of Canada's negotiation strategy with a focus on manufactured goods and Canadian exports.
- Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement Negotiations, seek support of government for an agreement that improves market access for Canadian products by eliminating tariff and non tariff barriers to trade while ensuring that it has minimal impact on domestic production in Canada.
- Canadian government procurement policy, advocate for adequate qualification process for suppliers (especially small and medium sized companies) to ensure they can effectively access the Canadian procurement market.
- Changes to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Investment Cooperation Program (formerly CIDA-INC) to ensure the program is provided increased funding and can help support a wider range of activities.
- Chemicals Management Plan with respect to implementation.
- Climate change and clean air, promote the coordination of federal and provincial policies and legislation, (one-window reporting approach), promote effective mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Competition Policy Review Panel with respect to implementation of recommendations contained in the Review Panel report.
- Doha Development Agenda before World Trade Organization, seek government support to improve access to foreign markets for Canadian products and services in preparation for the launch of a new round of world trade talks.
- Domestic Substances List, categorization process with respect to development of the priority lists.
- Encouraging the Government of Canada to avoid the introduction of new and complex regulatory processes related to addressing the Canada-US price discrepancies in favour of policies that reduce regulatory burden and modernize Canada's regulatory systems to reduce costs for manufacturers and consumers.
- Encouraging the Government of Canada to consider the economic, public health and national security implications of the Integrity Framework and proposing amendments to the existing policy that would allow the government to balance its intent to enforce more stringent procurement practices with broader industry concerns relating to the need for greater certainty, due process and remediation.
- Foreign Workers Program, advocate to make it easier for manufacturers and exporters, especially small and medium sized businesses, to access the program by reducing associated regulatory and paper burden.
- Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), support to renew and extend funding for this program.
- Intellectual Property Rights, advocate for amendments to the Customs Tariff to ensure that intellectual property rights can be enforced by border officials.
- International Trade rules, with respect to stricter enforcement of trade rules.
- SMART Program - advocate for an increase in the funding available to manufacturers
- Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America, with respect to the direction of research projects to better assess the cost of regulatory differences between Canada and the United States.
- Tax credits, improving the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&Ed) tax credit system to make the credits refundable and reduce administrative burden.
- The adoption in Canada of a patent box model to provide a tax incentive for commercialization of new products in Canada
- Trade Commissioner services, review of services with respect to the development of a marketing plan.
- comprehensive literacy and essential skills, advocate for the development of a strategy to assist businesses in Canada develop an efficient and effective labour force.
- Advocate for amending Regulation 102 and 105 of the Income Tax Act so that taxes are not witheld for business travellers
- Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and provisions impacting manufacturers in Canada
- North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with respect to Rules of Origin and Most Favoured Nation (MFN) Tariff Harmonization and elimination of tariffs on manufacturing inputs
- Written communication
- Oral communication
- Grass-roots communication
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
- Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
- Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB)
- Bank of Canada
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
- Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
- Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB)
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
- Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC)
- Canadian Heritage (PCH)
- Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT)
- Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT)
- Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
- Competition Tribunal (CT)
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
- Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Export Development Canada (EDC)
- Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC)
- Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)
- Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q])
- Finance Canada (FIN)
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
- Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
- Grain Transportation Agency (GTA)
- Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC)
- Health Canada (HC)
- House of Commons
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
- Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)
- Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
- Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
- Justice Canada (JC)
- Members of the House of Commons
- National Defence (DND)
- National Energy Board (NEB)
- National Research Council (NRC)
- Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
- Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)
- Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
- Privy Council Office (PCO)
- Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC)
- Public Safety Canada (PS)
- Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC)
- Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)
- Revenue Canada (RC)
- Senate of Canada
- Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
- Solicitor General Canada (SGC)
- Standards Council of Canada (SCC)
- Statistics Canada (StatCan)
- Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI)
- Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
- Transport Canada (TC)
- Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
- Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC)
- Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Government institutions added through a monthly communication report
- Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
ALLIANCE OF MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS CANADA OPERATING AS CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS (CME) IS A NATIONAL ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING THE INTERESTS OF CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS & EXPORTERS. CME IS CANADA'S LEADING BUSINESS NETWORK COMMITTED TO STRENGTHENING THE COMPETITIVENESS OF CANADIAN INDUSTRY AND ENABLING THE SUCCESS OF CANADIAN BUSINESSES IN WORLD MARKETS BY AGRESSIVELY AND EFFECTIVELY INFLUENCING GOVERNMENT THINKING AND ACTION AND BY DELIVERING TIMELY, RELEVANT INFORMATION AND SUPPORT OF SUPERIOR QUALITY AND VALUE
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Jayson Myers, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Organization's membership or classes of membershipCME'S MEMBERS ARE DRAWN FROM ALL SECTORS OF CANADA'S MANUFACTURING AND EXPORTING COMMUNITY, AND FROM ALL PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES. OVER 80% OF CME'S MEMBERS ARE SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES. THE ASSOCIATION ALSO REPRESENTS CANADA'S LEADING GLOBAL ENTERPRISES. TOGETHER CME'S MEMBERS ACCOUNT FOR AN ESTIMATED 75% OF TOTAL MANUFACTURING PRODUCTION IN CANADA AND 90% OF CANADIAN EXPORTS.
End date of the last completed financial year: 2015-03-31
|Government Institution||Funding Received in Last Financial Year||Funding Expected in Current Financial Year|
|Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)||$193,591.00||Yes|
|Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)||$1,652,575.00||Yes|
|Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev)||$457,489.00||Yes|
|Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada||$29,300.00||Yes|
|National Research Council (NRC)||$26,204.00||Yes|
|Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)||$35,736.00||No|
In-house Organization Contact Information
55 Standish Court
Mississauga, ON L5R 4B2
Fax number: 613-563-9218
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- JEFF BROWNLEE, VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS | Public offices held
- PAUL CLIPSHAM, POLICY DIRECTOR (ONTARIO) | No public offices held
- Frank Defalco, Communication Specialist, National Programs | No public offices held
- DIANE DE JONG, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, II | No public offices held
- Brad Fougere, National Communications Specialist | No public offices held
- DAVID HAIRE, VICE PRESIDENT, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR | No public offices held
- Michael Holden, Director, Policy and Economist | No public offices held
- IAN HOWCROFT, VICE PRESIDENT (ONT) | No public offices held
- JOSÉ LOUIS JACOME, VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS (QUEBEC) | No public offices held
- RON KOSLOWSKY, VICE PRESIDENT (MB) | No public offices held
- Martin Lavoie, Director, Manufacturing Competitiveness & Innovation Policy | Public offices held
- Pierre Leger, Directeur | No public offices held
- Derek Lothian, Manager, National Communications | No public offices held
- Marie Morden, Manager, Stakeholder Relations | No public offices held
- JAYSON MYERS, PRESIDENT | No public offices held
- DAVID PLANTE, VICE PRESIDENT (AB-NB/PE Divisons) | No public offices held
- Joel Richardson, Vice President, NB & PEI Divisions | No public offices held
- Philip Turi, General Counsel & Director, Global Business Services | No public offices held
- Mathew Wilson, Vice President, National Policy | No public offices held