Registration - In-house Organization

INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA/BUREAU D'ASSURANCE DU CANADA / Don Forgeron, President & Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA/BUREAU D'ASSURANCE DU CANADA
Responsible Officer Name: Don Forgeron, President & Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-23
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 735960-16568
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 128

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 1

Version 1 of 38 (2008-01-23 to 2008-08-07)

Version 1 of 38 (2008-01-23 to 2008-08-07) 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: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA/BUREAU D'ASSURANCE DU CANADA
1900 - 151 YONGE STREET
TORONTO, ON  M5C 2W7
Canada
Telephone number: 416-362-2031
Fax number: 416-361-5952  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Mark Yakabuski, President & Chief Executive Officer  
 
Description of the organization's activities: INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA (IBC) IS THE NATIONAL "UMBRELLA" TRADE ASSOCIATION FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY AND CASUALTY (P & C) INSURERS IN CANADA. IBC WAS FORMED IN OCTOBER 1997 FROM THE RESTRUCTURING OF INSURANCE BUREAU OF CANADA ( IBC) AND INSURANCE CRIME PREVENTION BUREAU OF CANADA ( ICPB). ON APRIL 30, 1998 ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN INSURERS ("ACI") RESOLVED TO MERGE WITH IBC. IBC HAS FIVE OPERATING DIVISIONS: POLICY DEVELOPMENT DIVISION (WHICH IS INVOLVED WITH POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND GOVERNMENT RELATIONS) ISD DIVISION (WHICH IS INVOLVED WITH THE PREVENTION, DETECTION AND INVESTIGATION OF INSURANCE CRIME AND FRAUD) ACI DIVISION (WHICH REPRESENTS THE INTERESTS OF CANADIAN INSURERS), CORPORATE SERVICES DIVISION (WHICH PROVIDES LEGAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS SERVICES TO THE OTHER DIVISIONS); AND IID WHICH COLLECTS, COLLATES AND ANALYZES ACTUARIAL, STATISTICAL AND OTHER INFORMATION RELEVANT TO THE FIELD OF GENERAL INSURANCE AND CONCERNING VEHICLES AND VEHICLE PARTS. IBC IS THE OFFICIAL VOICE OF P & C INSURANCE COMPANIES IN CANADA AND WORKS WITH ITS MEMBERS TO SHAPE PUBLIC POLICY AT NATIONAL AND PROVINCIAL LEVELS. IBC HAS ITS HEAD OFFICE IN TORONTO, REGIONAL OFFICES IN HALIFAX, MONTREAL, OTTAWA, TORONTO, EDMONTON AND VANCOUVER, AND BRANCH OFFICES ACROSS CANADA.IBC IS THE GOVERNMENT DESIGNATED STATISTICAL AGENT FOR AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE IN ONTARIO, ALBERTA, THE ATLANTIC PROVINCES AND THE TERRITORIES, AND FOR COMMERCIAL LIABILITY IN ONTARIO. IBC ALSO INCORPORATES THE VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTRE OF CANADA, WHICH COLLECTS AND ANALYZES DATA ON AND CONDUCTS RESEARCH ON VEHICLES AND VEHICLE PARTS.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: FULL MEMBERSHIP IN IBC IS OPEN TO P & C INSURERS LICENSED IN CANADA, INCLUDING REINSURANCE COMPANIES AND INSURANCE SUBSIDIARIES OF OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS. FULL MEMBERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ELECT IBC'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP IN IBC IS AVAILABLE TO NON-INSURANCE COMPANIES WITH BUSNESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE P&C INSURANCE INDUSTRY. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS ARE NON-VOTING MEMBERS.
 
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: WILLIAM ADAMS
Position title: Acting Vice President, Atlantic
Public offices held: No
 
Name: BRENDA BARRY
Position title: CONSULTANT, HEALTH ISSUES
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ALLISON BRAND
Position title: SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR
Public offices held: No
 
Name: RANDALL BUNDUS
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JACK CHADIRDJIAN
Position title: MANAGER, GOVERNMENTAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: SERGE CORBEIL
Position title: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Daniel Demers
Position title: Vice President & General Manager, Quebec
Public offices held: No
 
Name: RICHARD DUBIN
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTIGATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DON FORGERON
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, ONTARIO
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: BROTIN GHOSH
Position title: PROJECT MANAGER
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ELENA GRUBISIC
Position title: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Public offices held: No
 
Name: NIKKI HOLLAND
Position title: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGER, ONTARIO
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ELENA ISSAEVA
Position title: SENIOR POLICY ANALYST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: GRANT KELLY
Position title: DIRECTOR, POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND ASSISTANT CHIEF ECONOMIST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: STEVEN LINGARD
Position title: ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Bernard Marchand
Position title: Government Relations Advisor, Quebec
Public offices held: No
 
Name: MARY LOU O'REILLY
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS & MARKETING
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: LINDSAY OLSON
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, BC, SASKATCHEWAN, & MANITOBA
Public offices held: No
 
Name: DENNIS PROUSE
Position title: DIRECTOR, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: VIVIAN RIIS
Position title: CONSULTANT, HEALTH ISSUES
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JIM RIVAIT
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, ALBERTA & THE NORTH
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Gary Robertson
Position title: National Director, Auto Theft & Vehicle Services
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ANGIE SCHOBLOCHER
Position title: SENIOR BUSINESS ANALYST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: BARBARA SULZENKO-LAURIE
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, POLICY
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: BARBARA TAYLOR
Position title: MANAGER, POLICY DEVELOPMENT
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: NANCY TIBBO
Position title: MANAGER, MARKETING - CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ROBERT TREMBLAY
Position title: DIRECTOR, ROAD SAFETY & SPECIAL PROJECTS
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: DAVE WAY
Position title: CO-ORDINATOR, UNDERWRITING COMMITTEE
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ROBERT WHITMAN
Position title: NATIONAL DIRECTOR, FRAUD RINGS UNIT
Public offices held: No
 
Name: MARK YAKABUSKI
Position title: President and Chief Executive Officer
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: Bank of Canada, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Competition Tribunal (CT), DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, Environment Canada, EXPORT DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), HERITAGE CANADA FOUNDATION, Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), OCIPEP (OFFICE OF CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS;, Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Senate of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
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: SPECIAL FUNCTIONS/EVENTS, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Consumer Issues, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, Industry, Infrastructure, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, NATIONAL DISASTER MITIGATION, NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE, PRIVACY, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Proposals to Justice Canada respecting tort reform; amendments to the Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act respecting auto theft; Ports projects dedicating staff at all major Canadian ports to identify containers for inspection to recover stolen vehicles meant for export; 2006 review of Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act(PIPEDA); Bill 57 (Corporate Governance: Coming Into Force of Certain Provisions); 2006 review of financial sector legislation (Insurance Companies Act, Bank Act); Consultations on regulation for Administrative Monetary Penalties (Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)); OSFI Guidelines E4 (now E4A) - role of chief agent and E6 - materiality criteria for related party transactions, and reputation risk; cross border commercial vehicle insurance under North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); meetings with staff of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) respecting interpretation of PIPEDA; annual meeting with officials of OSFI to discuss issues relevant to P&C insurers (Minimum Capital Test, regulations and guidelines, OSFI budget for the coming year, reputation risk, Guidelines E4A and E6); interpretation of deferred policy acquisition expenses regulation (Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)); OSFI fair value accounting regulation; OSFI and Finance - regulation defining what is a ¿policy in Canada¿; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting allowance of input tax credits; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting application of Goods & Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax (GST/HST) to independent medical examinations; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting application of GST/HST on head office accounts; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting definition of ¿marine risk¿ and application of GST to same; national infrastructure and natural disaster mitigation strategy; development of leading indicator report for auto insurance marketplace; interpretation of private sector earthquake models; national injury prevention program; correct measure of auto insurance premiums for purposes of calculation of Consumer Price Index (CPI); interpretation of measures of auto insurance premiums; availability of insurance on heritage homes; availability of insurance for commercial watercraft; Transport Canada regulation respecting anti-theft vehicle immobilizers; short-term credit risk insurance; road safety programs; international climate change.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Proposals to Justice Canada respecting tort reform; comments respecting regulations under the Marine Liability Act; amendments to the Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act respecting auto theft; Comments and submissions to Members of Parliament regarding Bill C-343; Comments and submissions to Members of Parliament regarding Bill C-53; Ports projects dedicating staff at all major Canadian ports to identify containers for inspection to recover stolen vehicles meant for export; 2006 review of PIPEDA; Bill 57 (corporate governance); ; OSFI Guidelines E4 (now E4A) - role of chief agent and E6 - materiality criteria for related party transactions; cross border commercial vehicle insurance under NAFTA; meetings with staff of OPC respecting interpretation of PIPEDA; annual meeting with officials of OSFI to discuss issues relevant to P&C insurers (Minimum Capital Test, regulations and guidelines, OSFI budget for the coming year, Guidelines E4A and E6); interpretation of deferred policy acquisition expenses regulation (CRA); OSFI fair value accounting regulation; OSFI and Finance - regulation defining what is a ¿policy in Canada¿; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting allowance of input tax credits; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting application of GST/HST to independent medical examinations; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting application of GST/HST on head office accounts; regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting definition of ¿marine risk¿ and application of GST to same; national infrastructure and natural disaster mitigation strategy; development of leading indicator report for auto insurance marketplace; interpretation of private sector earthquake models; national injury prevention program; correct measure of auto insurance premiums for purposes of calculation of CPI; interpretation of measures of auto insurance premiums; availability of insurance on heritage homes; availability of insurance for commercial watercraft; Transport Canada regulation respecting anti-theft vehicle immobilizers; short-term credit risk insurance; road safety programs; international climate change.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Legislative Proposal 2006 review of financial sector legislation (Bank Act).
Legislative Proposal 2006 review of financial sector legislation (Insurance Companies Act)
Legislative Proposal 2006 review of PIPEDA;
Legislative Proposal amendments to the Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act respecting auto theft;
Policy or Program annual meeting with officials of OSFI to discuss issues relevant to P&C insurers (Minimum Capital Test, regulations and guidelines, OSFI budget for the coming year, reputation risk, Guidelines E4A and E6);
Policy or Program availability of insurance for commercial watercraft;
Policy or Program availability of insurance on heritage homes;
Bill or Resolution Bill C-53, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime)
Regulation Consultations on regulation for Administrative Monetary Penalties (OSFI);
Policy or Program correct measure of auto insurance premiums for purposes of calculation of CPI;
Policy or Program cross border commercial vehicle insurance under NAFTA;
Policy or Program development of leading indicator report for auto insurance marketplace;
Policy or Program international climate change.
Regulation interpretation of deferred policy acquisition expenses regulation (CRA);
Policy or Program Interpretation of measures of auto insurance premiums;
Policy or Program interpretation of private sector earthquake models;
Bill or Resolution Marine Liability Act; Bill 57 (corporate governance).
Policy or Program meetings with staff of OPC respecting interpretation of PIPEDA;
Policy or Program national infrastructure and natural disaster mitigation strategy;
Policy or Program national injury prevention program;
Regulation OSFI and Finance - regulation defining what is a ¿policy in Canada¿;
Regulation OSFI fair value accounting regulation;
Policy or Program OSFI Guidelines E4 (now E4A) - role of chief agent and E6 - materiality criteria for related party transactions, and reputation risk;
Policy or Program Ports projects dedicating staff at all major Canadian ports to identify containers for inspection to recover stolen vehicles meant for export;
Regulation regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting allowance of input tax credits;
Regulation regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting application of GST/HST on head office accounts;
Regulation regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting application of GST/HST to independent medical examinations;
Regulation regulation under the Excise Tax Act respecting definition of ¿marine risk¿ and application of GST to same;
Policy or Program road safety programs;
Policy or Program short-term credit risk insurance;
Legislative Proposal Tort reform;
Regulation Transport Canada regulation respecting anti-theft vehicle immobilizers.

Government institutions added through a communication report: Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) View



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