Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Construction Association / Association canadienne de la construction / Mary Van Buren, PRESIDENT

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Construction Association / Association canadienne de la construction
Responsible Officer Name: Mary Van Buren, PRESIDENT 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-06-28
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 934849-555

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 131

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 1

Version 18 of 46 (2008-05-27 to 2008-10-15)

Version 18 of 46 (2008-05-27 to 2008-10-15) 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 Construction Association / Association canadienne de la construction
400 - 75 Albert Street
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5E7
Canada
Telephone number: 613-236-9455
Fax number: 613-236-9526  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: MICHAEL A ATKINSON, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: Not-for-profit, voluntary association representing the national and international interests of the non-residential construction industry in Canada.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Integrated - join indirectly through local or provincial construction associations; andCorporate - join directly
 
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: MICHAEL ATKINSON
Position title: PRESIDENT
Public offices held: No
 
Name: PIERRE BOUCHER
Position title: Chief Operating officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JEFF MORRISON
Position title: Director, Government Relations & Public Affairs
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: Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Meetings, Presentations, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Education, Employment and Training, Environment, Government Procurement, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Internal Trade, International Trade, Labour, Small Business, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Achieved certain reforms to temporary immigration process. Executed MOU with PWGSC re. federal construction procurement. Opposed Bills to ban replacement workers. Souhght quick implementation of federal infrastructure programs.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Continue to press for implementation of federal infrastructure programs. Continue to seek reforms to permanent immigration process.Seeking enhanced federal invstement for community colleges including physical infrastructure of colleges.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Achieved MOU with PWGSC re. federal construction procurement procedures.
Policy or Program Lobbying for enhance dfederal invetsment for community colleges to ensure they have capacity to peform trainimng for needed influx of new workers.
Policy or Program Lobby to see quick implementation of federal infrastructure programs
Bill or Resolution Opposition to Private Members Bills seeking to ban replacement workers
Policy or Program Pre-Budget consultation.
Legislative Proposal Reforms to EI rate-setting process.
Legislative Proposal Sought amendments to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and the Skilled Worker Program (immigration reforms)

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Hours of Service Regulations 2008-09-09
Infrastructure spending 2008-09-19
Transportation 2008-09-09
Government institutions added through a communication report: Infrastructure Canada (INFC) View



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