- International Trade
- Research and Development
- Taxation and Finance
Subject Matter Details
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- 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. Alberta Wheat is advocating for rules and regulations around navigable waters that do not impede farmers' ability to manage their land and resources in a reasonable way, and which do not restrict Canada's ability to invest in and develop important trade corridors.
- Government's proposed removal/cancellation of the Cash Ticket Deferral program.
- Grain Transportation: Alberta Wheat is advocating on behalf of its farmer members for a grain transportation system that provides better, more timely, and reliable service to its customers. To this end, we advocated for the quick passage of Bill C-49: the transportation modernisation act, and continue to advocate for further investments in rail capacity and oversight of the transportation system to ensure reliable and fair service for farmers.
- International Trade: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, its value to Canada's grains and oilseed's sector and the Commission's desire to see the agreement ratified.
Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union, its potential positive impact for Canada's grains and oilseed's sector and the Commission's position on ratification.
Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement and its potential positive impact for Canada's grains and oilseed's sector and the Commission's position on ratification.
- Response to Proposed Re-evaluation Decision for Imidacloprid
- Transportation: Alberta Wheat advocates for mechanisms to avoid service disruptions during labour disputes that affect the movement of grains and oil-seeds. Alberta Wheat advocated for the quick end to the November 2019 CN rail strike.
- Transportation: Canada Transportation Act Review Report, the recommendations outlined in the report and how they could impact Canada's grains and oilseeds sector.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution, Policies or Program, Regulation
- Federal Carbon Pricing - Alberta Wheat advocates for a carbon pricing regime which recognises the positive contributions of primary agriculture to the environment and which grants exemptions for on farm fuel use to mitigate the impact of additional costs on producers.
Policies or Program
- Canadian Grain Commission - Alberta Wheat advocates for a modernisation of the Canadian Grain Commission, which includes modification of the Grains Act. Additionally, Alberta Barley wishes to see the CGC surplus returned to producers through reduced user fees.
- Environment: Federal climate change objectives and how they align with provincial policies/regulations. The role of Canada's cropping sector in the mitigation/reduction of GHG emissions.
- International Trade: Alberta Wheat advocates for free and open markets, and works to educate the government on the benefits of free trade agreements and other international trade arrangements to Canadian farmers.
- Research and Development: The Government of Canada's current commitment to grains and oilseeds research in Canada with regard to both funding and capacity.
- Crop input approvals and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Alberta Wheat works with its industry partners to advocate for a crop input approval/review process that takes economic viability and practical product alternatives into account while also enforcing high safety standards.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA)
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Finance Canada (FIN)
Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Health Canada (HC)
House of Commons
Infrastructure Canada (INFC)
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat (IGA)
Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
Senate of Canada
Transport Canada (TC)
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
The Alberta Wheat Commission's mission is to increase the long-term profitability of wheat and Alberta wheat producers through innovative research, agronomic support and extension, market development, communications and policy development.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Organization's membership or classes of membership
The Alberta Wheat Commission (AWC) represents approximately 14,000 wheat farmers in the province of Alberta who remit a check-off to the Commission. This mandatory yet refundable check-off or levy is $0.70/tonne on commercial wheat sales in Alberta. The estimated $3.5 million annual revenue raised through the check-off funds innovative research, market development activities, policy and government relations initiatives, and communications, grower relations and extension initiatives.
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List of Government Funding
Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Funding Expected in Current Financial Year
Government of Alberta
In-house Organization Contact Information
#200, 6815 8th Street N.E.
Calgary, AB T2H 7H7
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Jaron Penner,
Policy and Markets Analyst |
No public offices held
- Shannon Sereda,
Government Relations and Policy Manager |
No public offices held
- Tom Steve,
General Manager |
No public offices held