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: 23

Version 2 of 35 (2006-02-09 to 2006-07-28)

Version 2 of 35 (2006-02-09 to 2006-07-28) 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
Canada
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 an integrated company specializing in the organization, marketing and distribution of holiday travel products and services. The core of its business consists of major tour operators based in Canada and France, namely Transat Tours Canada and Look Voyages. Transat is also involved in air transport through its airline subsidiary Air Transat, the second largest operator of international passenger air services in Canada. Transat maintains a presence in retail travel distribution in both Canada and France and owns airport services and handling company 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: Danielle Boisvert
Position title: Senior Director, Finance - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Bernard Bussières
Position title: Vice President, Legal Affairs and Secretary - Transat A.T.
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michel Charette
Position title: Chief Pilot, A330 - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jean Côté
Position title: Vice President, Airports and Operations Control
Public offices held: No
 
Name: John Dacoulis
Position title: Senior Director, Maintenance - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael Dilollo
Position title: Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Urbino Francisco
Position title: Director, Quality Assurance - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Roger Garant
Position title: Chief Pilot, A310 - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Allen Graham
Position title: President and CEO, Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Simon Lavoie
Position title: Vice President, Flight Operations - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Mike Malka
Position title: Director, Engineering - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Paula Martineau
Position title: Coordinator, Traffic Rights & Immigration
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jacques Mignault
Position title: Supervisor, Quality and Standards, Flight Operations - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Donald Obonsawin
Position title: President, Jonview Canada
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: George Petsikas
Position title: Director, Government and Industry Affairs - Transat A.T.
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Denis Pétrin
Position title: Vice President, Finance - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: François Ringuet
Position title: Director, Safety - Air Transat
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Barbara Stewart
Position title: Senior Director, Airports
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Philippe Sureau
Position title: Executive Vice President, Transat A.T.
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), 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:
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: Involved in the development of government negotiating mandate regarding consultations on air transport between Canada and the French Republic, and participated in same as industry advisors to government negotiators. Submitted, at Transport Canada's request, a corporate position paper and recommendations for a government negotiating mandate with respect to proposed consultations on air transport between Canada and the United States.
Subject Matter: Prospective: As a result of the failure to conclude a new agreement on air transport between Canada and the French Republic, we will submit recommendations to Transport Canada and International Trade Canada regarding further measures to be taken in order to achieve negotiating objectives in this matter.We will make recommendations to Transport Canada regarding bilateral air negotiating priorities involving the following countries: France, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Germany, UK, Italy and Belgium.We expect to be making representations with respect to the review announced by the Minister of Transport of government policy on the wet-leasing by Canadian air carriers of foreign aircraft and crew.We expect to be making representations with respect to a legislative proposal for establishing a legal framework for the oversight and regulation of Canada's airport authorities.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Policy on the wet-leasing of foreign aircraft and crew by Canadian carriers.
Legislative Proposal Proposal to oversee and regulate the activities of Canada's airport authorities.