Registration - In-house Organization

Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities / Jay Meyer, Executive Director

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
Responsible Officer Name: Jay Meyer, Executive Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-15
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 902162-16512
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 140

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 2

Version 1 of 36 (2008-01-15 to 2009-08-24)

Version 1 of 36 (2008-01-15 to 2009-08-24) 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: Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities
2075 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK  S4P 2E1
Canada
Telephone number: 306-757-3578
Fax number: 306-565-2141  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Ken Engel, Exec Dir  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) is a provincial municipal association representing and serving the interests of Saskatchewan's 296 Rural Municipalities.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The Rural Municipalities of of Saskatchewan are eligable for membership in the association. All 296 Rural Municipalities are members iof the association.
 
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: Ken Engel
Position title: Executive Director
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Laurel Feltin
Position title: Director of Agriculture Policy
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dale Harvey
Position title: Assistant Executive Director
Public offices held: No
 

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Health Canada (HC), Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Senate of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transport Canada (TC), 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, Energy, Environment, Infrastructure, Internal Trade, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Regional Development, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Met with MPs and federal officials regarding infrastructure needs of rural municipalities, the need for amendmending the Navigable Water Act, control of Richardson Ground Squirrels, agriculture and transportation policy and regulation.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Meet with various MPs and federal officials regarding infrastructure needs of rural municipalities, the need for amendmending the Navigable Water Act, control of Richardson Ground Squirrels, agriculture and transportation policy and regulation.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Legislative Proposal Amendments to update the Navigable Waters Act
Policy or Program Control of Richardson Ground Squirrels
Policy or Program, Regulation Engage in any activity tending to advance the interests of agriculture and in particular become directly and lawfully engaged in all or any of the following activities, that is to say, the handling, transportation, processing and marketing of grain and grain products, and the products of agriculture generally
Policy or Program Infrastructure needs of rural municipalities
Regulation, Policy or Program Transportation policy and regulation with regard to grain and grain products, and the products of agriculture generally.

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Infrastructure 2009-08-13
Infrastructure funding consultations 2008-12-15
livestock industry 2009-08-13
Government institutions added through a communication report: Infrastructure Canada (INFC) View



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