Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Association of Broadcasters / Association canadienne des radiodiffuseurs / Kevin Desjardins, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Association of Broadcasters / Association canadienne des radiodiffuseurs
Responsible Officer Name: Kevin Desjardins, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2002-01-16
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 932156-115
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 91

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 24

Version 2 of 19 (2002-08-21 to 2003-02-24)

Version 2 of 19 (2002-08-21 to 2003-02-24) 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 Association of Broadcasters / Association canadienne des radiodiffuseurs
306 - 350 SPARKS STREET
OTTAWA, ON  K1P 5S2
Canada
Telephone number: 613-233-4035
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: GLENN O'FARRELL, PRESIDENT AND CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS IS THE NATIONAL TRADE ASSOCIATION AND THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF PRIVATE BROADCASTING IN CANADA. IT REPRESENTS THE VAST MAJORITY OF PRIVATE BROADCASTERS, INCLUDING RADIO STATIONS, NETWORKS, SPECIALTY AND PAY SERVICES AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. THE CAB ADVISES MEMBERS ON A WIDE RANGE OF ISSUES SUCH AS REGULATIONS, ADVERTISING, COPYRIGHT, SOCIAL CONCERNS AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS. THE ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES BRIEFS, HANDBOOKS, POLICY PAPERS AND MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS. IT DEVELOPS AND PUBLISHES INDUSTRY CODES TO HELP BROADCASTERS DEAL WITH SOCIAL CONCERNS AND TO MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS IN PROGRAMMING. THE CAB ALSO PROVIDES ITS MEMBERS WITH A NUMBER OF SERVICES THAT ASSIST MEMBERS IN SERVING THEIR COMMUNITIES, EG . PSA CAMPAIGNS.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: CAB REPRESENTS PRIVATELY OWNED AND OPERATED AND ADVERTISER-DRIVEN CANADIAN PRIVATE BROADCASTERS. IT HAS RADIO TELEVISION AND SPECIALTY SERVICES MEMBERS AS WELL AS ASSOCIATE MEMBERS. MEMBERSHIP IS DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING CLASSES: ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP : A) RADIO SINGLE LICENCE B) RADIO MULTIPLE LICENCE C) RADIO NETWORK D) TELEVISION SINGLE LICENCE E) TELEVISION MULTIPLE LICENCE AND F) TELEVISION NETWORK. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ANY PERSON ENGAGED IN ANY BUSINESS OR PROFESSION CONNECTED WITH RADIO OR TELEVISION BROADCASTING, WHO IS NOT ENTITLED TO ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP PROVIDED THAT THE CAB BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES THEIR MEMBERSHIP AND THE PERSON PAYS THE REQUIRED FEE PRESCRIBED FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP.
 
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: KELLY BEATON
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: RICHARD CAVANAGH
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, RADIO
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: WAYNE CHARMAN
Position title: SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, TELEVISION, SPECIALTY & PAY SERVICES
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SYLVIE COURTEMANCHE
Position title: EXECUTIVE VP, POLICY AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DAVID GOLDSTEIN
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SANDRA GRAHAM
Position title: SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SEAN KIELY
Position title: SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND MEMBER SERVICES
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: GLENN O'FARRELL
Position title: PRESIDENT AND CEO
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JIM PATRICK
Position title: DIRECTOR, POLICY & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: ERICA REDLER
Position title: GC,SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT, POLICY AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: TINA VAN DUSEN
Position title: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & COO
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SUSAN WHEELER
Position title: DIRECTOR, POLICY & REGULATORY AFFAIRS
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: Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Competition Tribunal (CT), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), National Film Board (NFB), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Arts and Culture, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Employment and Training, Industry, Intellectual Property, International Trade, Labour, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: BROADCASTING ACT, INCLUDING CABINET REVIEW OF DECISION MADE BY THE CRTC, THE MANDATE OF THE CBC [ CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION] GOVERNMENT CONSIDERATION OF FUNDING OF CANADIAN PROGRAMMING POLICY, COPYRIGHT ACT, TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT, THE RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ACT, MANDATE OF TELEFILM. TRADE POLICY, BILL C-54 (ELECTRONIC COMMERCE AND PRIVACY BILL), BILL C-93 (AN ACT TO MODIFY THE COMPETITION ACT), BILL C-55 (SPLIT RUN ADVERTISING)
Subject Matter: Prospective: REVIEW OF COPYRIGHT ACT, BILL C-48, TRADE POLICY, CRTC PART II LICENCE FEES, REVIEW OF BROADCASTING ACT, CRTC REVIEW OF INTERNET RETRANSMISSION, CRTC DTH DISTRIBUTION, CANADIAN CONTENT REVIEW, INDUSTRY CANADA NEW SPECTRUM POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR CANADA, COMMERCIAL RADIO POLICY REVIEW, COPYRIGHT TARIFF PROCEEDINGS




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