Registration - In-house Organization

The Shipping Federation of Canada / La Fédération Maritime du Canada / MICHAEL BROAD, PRESIDENT

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: The Shipping Federation of Canada / La Fédération Maritime du Canada
Responsible Officer Name: MICHAEL BROAD, PRESIDENT 
Initial registration start date: 2005-02-16
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 776563-251
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 103

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 2 of 44 (2005-08-05 to 2006-01-25)

Version 2 of 44 (2005-08-05 to 2006-01-25) 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

Organization: The Shipping Federation of Canada / La Fédération Maritime du Canada
300 ST. SACREMENT, SUITE 326
MONTREAL, QC  H2Y 1X4
Canada
Telephone number: 514-849-2325
Fax number: 514-849-8774  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: MICHAEL H BROAD, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE SHIPPING FEDERATION OF CANADA, EST. BY AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT IN 1903, REPRESENTS THE OWNERS, OPERATORS, CHARTERERS & AGENTS OF VESSELS ENGAGED IN CANADA'S OVERSEAS TRADE. THE FEDERATION HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 75 COMPANIES WHICH OPERATE OR ACT AS AGENTS FOR MORE THAN 300 STEAMSHIP LINES,THE FEDERATION REPRESENTS 95% OF OCEAN VESSELS TRADING TO AND FROM PORTS IN ATLANTIC CANADA. THE VESSELS REPRESENTED BY OUR MEMBERS TRANSPORT VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE COMMERCE MOVING BETWEEN EASTERN CANADA & PORTS OVERSEAS. THE MANDATE OF THE FEDERATION IS TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF ITS MEMBERS ON ALL MATTERS AFFECTING THE OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. OUR PRIMARY AREAS OF CONCERN INCLUDE POLICIES, LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS GOVERNING SUBJECTS AS DIIVERSE AS CANADIAN PORTS, POLLUTION PREVENTION, MARINE PILOTAGE, STOWAWAYS & OVERLAND OPERATIONS. THE FEDERATION DISPATCHES, ON A REGULAR BASIS, CIRCULAR LETTERS & BULLETINS SUMMARIZING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MARITIME SECTOR. WE ALSO PUBLISH A NEWSLETTER ENTITLED "MARITIME PERSPECTIVE" WHICH IS INTENDED TO GIVE AN OVERVIEW OF THE CHANGES AFFECTING THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING INDUSTRY.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THE SHIPPING FEDERATION OF CANADA, EST. BY AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT IN 1903, REPRESENTS THE OWNERS, OPERATORS, CHARTERERS & AGENTS OF VESSELS ENGAGED IN CANADA'S OVERSEAS TRADE. THE FEDERATION HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 75 COMPANIES WHICH OPERATE OR ACT AS AGENTS FOR MORE THAN 300 STEAMSHIP LINES,THE FEDERATION REPRESENTS 95% OF OCEAN VESSELS TRADING TO AND FROM PORTS IN ATLANTIC CANADA. THE VESSELS REPRESENTED BY OUR MEMBERS TRANSPORT VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE COMMERCE MOVING BETWEEN EASTERN CANADA & PORTS OVERSEAS.
 
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: KARENA JORCIEFSKA
Position title: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MARINE OPERATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: KAREN KANCENS
Position title: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: IVAN LANTZ
Position title: DIRECTOR, MARINE OPERATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ANNE LEGARS
Position title: DIRECTOR, POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: MARIO MINOTTI
Position title: DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JAMES MORAM
Position title: DIRECTOR, MARINE ADMINISTRATION
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), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), National Defence (DND), National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Procurement Review Board of Canada (PRB), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Public Service Staff Relations Board (PSSRB), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), 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: Agriculture, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: REGS UNDER HEALTH OF ANIMALS ACT WITH RESPECT TO COST RECOVERY FOR INSPECTION OF CONVEYANCES. IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS WITH RESPECT TO DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF INSECT PESTS ARRIVING BY SEA. POLICY DEVELOPMENT (AMENDMENTS TO THE IMMIGRATION ACT AND REGULATIONS, STATUS DETERMINATIONS BY THE IRB) WITH RESPECT TO TREATMENT OF UNDOCUMENTED ARRIVALS IN CANADA AS MARINE STOWAWAYS OR DESERTERS FROM SHIPS. IMPACT OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW MARINE POLICY FOR CANADA, INCLUDING ELEMENTS OF COST RECOVERY AND COMMERCIALIZATION. APPLICATION OF THE CEAA TO ACTIVITES OF THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY; CDA PORT AUTHORITY ENV. ASSESSMENT REGS. ONGOING PARTICIPATION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF OPERATIONAL PROGRAMS, INCLUDING ICEBREAKING, OIL SPILL RESPONSE, AIDS TO NAVIGATION, CHEMICAL SPILL RESPONSE AND DREDGING MATTERS. CRUISE SHIP INSPECTION PROGRAM OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENCY AND RELATED COST RECOVERY. WATCHING BRIEF ON LABOUR RELATIONS IN ALL RELATED SECTORS. QUESTIONS RESPECTING WATER LEVELS ON GREAT LAKES AND OTHER SHARED WATERWAYS. GREAT LAKE WATER QUALITY ISSUES. CRIM. CODE OF CDA : SEEKING AMENDMENTS TO PERMIT CASINO OPERATIONS ON CRUISE SHIPS WHILE IN CDN PORTS. WATCHING BRIEF ON DECISIONS IN RELATED MODES (RAIL AND TRUCK); PILOTAGE RATE APPEALS; REVIEW OF PILOTAGE CONDUCTED BY A CTA PANEL. COASTING TRADE SERVICE. INPUT INTO TRANSPORTATION-RELATED STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT, MAINLY FOR PACKAGING. DISCUSSION ON CARRIER RE-ENGINEERING AND CARGO IMPORT PROCESS. NEGOTIOATIONS ON CURRENT SYSTEM AND PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING TRACER DOCUMENTS. DISCUSSION ON NEW EXPORT REGUALTIONS AND PROCEDURES. COOPERATION WITH MARINE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENTS. REVIEW PILOTAGE LEGISLATION. REORGANIZATION AND COMMECIALIZATION OF CANADA PORTS CORPORATION AND ST.LAWRENCE SEAWAY AUTHORITHY. DEPROCLAMATION AND DIVESTITURE OF PUBLIC PORTS. DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTED BY SEA AND INTERMODALLY.MARINE SECURITY REGULATIONS, CANADA SHIPPING ACT REFORM. KYOTO PROTOCOL.
Subject Matter: Prospective: SAME AS ABOVE + : ASIAN LONG HORN BEETLE INSPECTION PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE MONETARY PENALTY SYSTEM. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER. DEVELOPMENT OF CDA OCEANS STRATEGY. APPLICATION OF WTO STANDARDS TO CDN TRANSPORT POLICY. REVIEW OF EXISTING TRADE DATABASE AND PROMOTION OF REFORMS IN RELATIONS WITH CUSTOMS AS PRIMARY DATA-GATHERER TO DEVELOP ENHANCED EXPORT TRADE DATA ON A SUMMARY OR AUDIT BASIS. CLEAR LANGUAGE REVISION OF THE TDG REGUALTIONS. IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW CHEMCIAL SPILL RESPONSE REGIME. REVIEW OF THE CDA SHIPPING ACT AND ATTENDANT REGULATIONS. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ON SHIP ARREST AND BUNKERING. CREATION OF MULTIMODAL TRANPORTATION TRIBUNAL. REVIEW OF THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY WATER ACT, REVIEW THE SHIPPING CONFERENCES EXEMPTION ACT, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARINE LIABILITY ACT. REFORM OF CDA GRAIN HANDLING AND TRAPORTATION SYSTEM. BALLAST WATER CONTROLS. REVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS UNDER THE CTAISB ACT. NAVIGABLE PROTECTION ACT. OIL SPILL COMPENSATION PROTOCOLS. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS. PROMOTION OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN COMPLIANCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING. AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL COURT ACT. MARINE CONSERVATION AREAS ACT. PARTICIPATION TO THE ICON'S INQUIRY.




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