Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Corporation

Transat A.T. Inc. / Annick Guérard, President & Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Corporation name: Transat A.T. Inc.
Responsible Officer Name: Annick Guérard, President & Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-08-11
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 949339-5101

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 422

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 17

Version 6 of 35 (2008-01-28 to 2008-08-06)

Version 6 of 35 (2008-01-28 to 2008-08-06) 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. Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation

Corporation: Transat A.T. Inc.
Place du Parc
300 Leo-Pariseau, suite 600
Montreal, QC  H2X 4C2
Telephone number: 514-987-1660
Fax number: 514-987-9546  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Jean-Marc Eustache, President & Chief Executive Officer  
Description of activities: Transat A.T. Inc. is Canada's second largest travel company in terms of annual gross revenues. It is a vertically-integrated concern specializing in the organization, marketing and distribution of holiday travel products and services. The core of its business consists of major wholly-owned travel wholesalers based in Canada (Transat Tours Canada), France (Look Voyages / Vacances Transat France) and the United Kingdom (Canadian Affair). Transat is also involved in air transport through its airline subsidiary Air Transat, which operates services from 10 Canadian gateways to 82 destinations on three continents. Finally, Transat owns and operates Canada's largest retail travel agency distribution network and offers airport handling and passenger services through its subisidiary Handlex.
Parent: The corporation is not a subsidiary of any other parent corporations.
Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: Air Transat A.T. Inc.
5959 Côte-Vertu Blvd.
Montreal, QC
Canada H4S 2E6

Transat Tours Canada
Place du Parc
300 Léo-Pariseau
Montreal, QC
Canada H2X 4C2

Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another individual, organization or corporation with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
Was the corporation 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 Corporation

Name: Bernard Bussières
Position title: Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary
Public offices held: No
Name: Michel Lemay
Position title: Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs
Public offices held: No
Name: George Petsikas
Position title: Director, Government and Industry Affairs
Public offices held: No
Name: Philippe Sureau
Position title: Executive Vice 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: Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Revenue Canada (RC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Consumer Issues, Immigration, International Relations, International Trade, Taxation and Finance, Tourism, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Submitted representations in the context of the consultations regarding air transport negotiations between Canada and the European Union, Mexico, Barbados and Singapore. Continued advocacy efforts with respect to financial and tax policies applicable to travel and tourism including Airport Rent, aviation fuel excise taxes and air transport security charges. Acted as industry advisors to the government in the context of bilateral air transport negotiations with the EU, Mexico, Barbados and Singapore.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Continue advocacy efforts with respect to tax and other financial policies applicable to travel and tourism. Participate in, and submit representations with respect to air transport negotiations between Canada and the EU, the Dominican Republic and China. Will likely submit further representations with respect to a legislative proposal for establishing a legal framework for the oversight and regulation of Canada's airport authorities i.e. Bill C-20.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Airport Rent Policy
Policy or Program International Air Policy
Bill or Resolution The Canada Airports Act (C-20)