Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Produce Marketing Association / Association canadienne de la distribution de fruits et légumes / Ron Lemaire, President

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Produce Marketing Association / Association canadienne de la distribution de fruits et légumes
Responsible Officer Name: Ron Lemaire, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 1996-03-07
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 797124-490

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 854

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 42

Version 1 of 59 (1996-03-07 to 1996-11-01)

Version 1 of 59 (1996-03-07 to 1996-11-01) 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 Produce Marketing Association / Association canadienne de la distribution de fruits et légumes
310 - 1101 PRINCE OF WALES DRIVE
OTTAWA, ON  K2C 3W7
Canada
Telephone number: 613-226-4187
Fax number: 613-226-2984  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: DAVID DEMPSTER, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE CANADIAN PRODUCE MARKETING ASSOCIATION IS A VOLUNTARY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION WHOSE MEMBERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE DISTRIBUTION AND MARKETING OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ACROSS CANADA. IT IS ESTIMATED THEY HANDLE $6 BILLION ANNUAL SALES OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THE ASSOCIATION IS GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF TWENTY-NINE DIRECTORS SELECTED GEOGRAPHICALLY WITHIN CANADA. MEMBERS INCLUDE RETAILERS, WHOLESALERS, BROKERS FOOD SERVICE, OPERATORS, FRESH CUT OPERATORS,SHIPPERS, CARRIERS AND ALLIED INDUSTRY.TWO CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP: ACTIVE (VOTING) & ASSOCIATECURRENTLY HAVE APPROXIMATELY 550 MEMBERS, OF WHICH 200 WOULD BE FROM OUTSIDE CANADA (SHIPPERS MAINLY).
 
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: DAVID DEMPSTER
Position title: ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JANE PROCTOR
Position title: PROJECT OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: RONNA REDDICK
Position title: PROJECT OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MARC SEAMAN
Position title: DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MARIE-CLAUDE THIBAULT
Position title: PROJECT OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: STEPHEN WHITNEY
Position title: ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 

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), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), Revenue Canada (RC), Statistics Canada (StatCan)
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, Consumer Issues, Environment, Health, International Relations, International Trade, Small Business, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: AGRICULTURE & AGRI-FOOD: REGULATORY, TRADE & MARKETING ISSUESREVENUE CANADA: ADMINISTRATION OF SEASONAL DUTIES,TARIFF CLASSIFICATION, GST ADMINISTRATIONFINANCE CANADA: GST AND TARIFF ISSUESHEALTH CANADA: PESTICIDES, BIOTECHNOLOGY, LABELLING, NUTRITION, FOOD SAFETY STANDARDSSTATISTICS CANADA: DATES ISSUES
Subject Matter: Prospective: AGRICULTURE & AGRI-FOOD: REGULATORY, TRADE & MARKETING ISSUESREVENUE CANADA: ADMINISTRATION OF SEASONAL DUTIES,TARIFF CLASSIFICATION, GST ADMINISTRATIONFINANCE CANADA: GST AND TARIFF ISSUESHEALTH CANADA: PESTICIDES, BIOTECHNOLOGY, LABELLING, NUTRITION, FOOD SAFETY STANDARDSSTATISTICS CANADA: DATES ISSUES