Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) / Suzanne Grant, CEO

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA)
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Suzanne Grant, CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-04-10
Registration status: Inactive
Registration Number: 944511-6115

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 55

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 11 of 26 (2006-07-13 to 2007-07-25)

Version 11 of 26 (2006-07-13 to 2007-07-25) 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

Telephone number: 613-236-6550  Ext.: 224
Fax number: 613-236-8189  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: John Reid, President  
Description of the organization's activities: Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance. It is committed to growing the global competitiveness of its members, 80% of which are currently active exporters. The common purpose that unites the membership is CATAAlliance's commitment to members' business growth. With offices across the country, we are focused on the provision of business services and government relations programs that conserve and leverage member resources. Because members are action-oriented businesses, CATAAlliance responds with action when members need specific services or activities. The "Traditional Champion" of Canadian research and development, CATAAlliance's mission is to stimulate "Global Business Growth" through the forces of Canadian innovation and strategic partnership.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CATAAlliance is dedicated to growing your business. On an ongoing basis CATAAlliance offers services, benefits, strategic business tools and advocacy programs to help its members. Including SME growth, forecasts for decision-makers, commercialization, advanced security, vendor outreach, cost reduction for privacy compliance, innovation advocacy, technology community engagement, TechAction CEO, seminars, surveys, research, a content management web site and new services.
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: Clay Braziller
Position title: Regional Director, CATA BC
Public offices held: No
Name: Tom Copeland
Position title: President, Canadian association of Internet Providers
Public offices held: No
Name: Cal Fairbanks
Position title: Managing Director
Public offices held: No
Name: Barry Gander
Position title: Executive Vice President
Public offices held: No
Name: Norm Kirkpatrick
Position title: Executive Director
Public offices held: No
Name: Joseph Lanzon
Position title: Senior Advocate of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Public offices held: No
Name: John Reid
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
Name: Russ Roberts
Position title: Senior Director
Public offices held: No
Name: Joanne Stanley
Position title: Vice President of Marketing
Public offices held: No
Name: Kevin Wennekes
Position title: Vice President of Research
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: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), National Energy Board (NEB), National Film Board (NFB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Procurement Review Board of Canada (PRB), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Service Canada (ServCan), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
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: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Broadcasting, Consumer Issues, Defence, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Government procurement Vendor Act Study, review of rules for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and requested changes; Canadian Police Research Centre (CPRC) needs assessment, Scientific Research and Experimental Develoment SR&ED) tax credits, ITU World Tradeshow with Industry Canada and International Trade
Subject Matter: Prospective: SR&ED tax credits, stimulating SME growth; Trade Policy options; helping with investment in education, Government Procurement, ITU World tradeshow with Industry Canada and International Trade

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program All of the policies and programs with respect to CRPC Survey; SR&ED tax credits, stimulating SME growth; Trade Policy options; helping with investment in education. An example is the SR&ED Tax Credit Program new guidelines for T661. Research into whether or not the new guidelines are effective and appropriate.The procurement program from PWGSC is of interest in that we are trying to ensure that the changes are going to be positive for businesses in Ottawa and not hurt the economy.

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