Registration - In-house Organization

CANADIAN SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS ASSOCIATION / Paul Short, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: CANADIAN SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS ASSOCIATION
Responsible Officer Name: Paul Short, President 
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-29
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 783229-16624
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 14

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 1 of 13 (2008-01-29 to 2009-05-14)

Version 1 of 13 (2008-01-29 to 2009-05-14) 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: CANADIAN SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS ASSOCIATION
2208 - 13 Mission Avenue
St. Alberta, AB  T8N 1H6
Canada
Telephone number: 780-460-8280
Fax number: 780-459-0939  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Paul Short, President  
 
Description of the organization's activities: FORMED IN 1988 TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF PEAT TO HORTICULTURISTS AND HOME GARDENERS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA, THE CANADIAN SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS ASSOCIATION IS COMPRISED OF 19 PEAT MOSS PRODUCERS AND MARKETERS REPRESENTING 96 PERCENT OF CANADA'S TOTAL PRODUCTION. CANADA, THE WORLD' S SECOND LARGEST PEAT PRODUCER AND EXPORTER OF SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS FOR HORTICULTURAL USE, PRODUCES MORE THAN 99 PERCENT OF THE SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS IMPORTED BY THE UNITED STATES. THE ASSOCIATION HAS A STRICT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY THAT REGULATES THE WAY PEAT BOGS ARE HARVESTED AND RESTORED. IN THE PAST THE ASSOCIATION HAS HAD FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM SUCH AGENCIES AS PEMD AND ACOA. THERE ARE NO GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED PROJECTS ON-GOING AT THE PRESENT TIME.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THE CANADIAN SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS ASSOCIATION (CSPMA) HAS THREE LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP: VOTING MEMBERS, WHICH INCLUDES ALL PRODUCERS AND BROKERS OF CANADIAN SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS; AFFILIATE VOTING, WHICH INCLUDES ALL THE BAG SUPPLIERS; AND AFFILIATE NON-VOTING, WHICH INCLUDES EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS, ACCOUNTANTS, INSURANCE AGENCIES AND OTHER SUPPLIERS OF OUR INDUSTRY.
 
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: Paul Short
Position title: President
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: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Education, Environment, Industry, International Trade, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: PEAT HARVESTING AND RESTORATION POLICY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; DEVELOP NEW FOREIGN MARKETS FOR CANADIAN PEAT MOSS; CUSTOMS / EXPORT DUTY ISSUES; FEDERAL POLICY ON WETLAND CONSERVATION
Subject Matter: Prospective: PEAT HARVESTING AND RESTORATION POLICY & SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT; DEVELOP NEW FOREIGN MARKETS FOR CANADIAN PEAT MOSS; CUSTOMS / EXPORT DUTY ISSUES; FEDERAL POLICY ON WETLAND CONSERVATION.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Federal policy on Wetlands
Policy or Program Kyoto Accord




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