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Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) / Fédération canadienne de l’entreprise indépendante (FCEI) / Daniel Kelly, PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) / Fédération canadienne de l’entreprise indépendante (FCEI)
Responsible Officer Name: Daniel Kelly, PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER  ? 
Initial registration start date: 1997-07-31
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 832352-4590

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 1103

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 6

Version 1 of 84 (1997-07-31 to 1998-03-27)

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Version 1 of 84 (1997-07-31 to 1998-03-27) 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 Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) / Fédération canadienne de l’entreprise indépendante (FCEI)
401 - 4141 YONGE STREET
TORONTO, ON  M2P 2A6
Canada
Telephone number: 416-222-8022
Fax number: 416-222-4337  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: CATHERINE SWIFT, PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND CHAIR WOMAN  
 
Description of the organization's activities: FOUNDED IN 1971, CFIB IS A NON-PROFIT, NON-PARTISAN BUSINESS ORGANIZATION WHICH EXISTS TO PROMOTE & PROTECT A SYSTEM OF FREE COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE, TO STRENGTHEN THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE IN CANADA AND TO GIVE INDEPENDENT BUSINESS A GREATER VOICE IN DETERMINING THE LAWS THAT GOVERN BUSINESS AND THE NATION. IT IS THE LARGEST ORGANIZATION EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTING THE SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESS COMMUNITY ACROSS CANADA. THE FEDERATION IS UNIQUE AS A POLITICAL ACTION ORGANIZATION BECAUSE IT IS THE MEMBERSHIP THAT SETS THE ORGANIZATION'S POLICIES & PRIORITIES BY REFERENDUM & CENSUS. IT IS FOUNDED ON THE PRINCIPLE OF ONE MEMBER- ONE VOTE. ANALYSIS OF THE VOTE RESULTS AND THE IMPLICATIONS LEAD TO A FORMAL CFIB POSITION ON AN ISSUE. THUS, WHEN CFIB APPROACHES THE POLICYMAKERS, THEY SPEAK ON BEHALF OF THE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO OWN AND OPERATE SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES. DEPENDING ON THE ISSUE A NUMBER OF TECHNIQUES ARE USED. THE CFIB MOTTO IS "WE NEVER GIVE UP AND WE NEVER GO AWAY ".
Organization's membership or classes of membership: EACH MEMBER OF CFIB IS A CANADIAN BASED OWNER OPERATOR OF AN INDEPENDENT (I.E. NON-PUBLICLY TRADED) BUSINESS. VIRTUALLY ALL SECTORS OF THE ECONOMY ARE REPRESENTED -- FROM AGRICULTURE, RETAIL AND MANUFACTURING TO THE CONSTRUCTION, TRANSPORT, FINANCIAL, PROFESSIONAL AND SERVICE SECTORS. THE MAXIMUM FEE THAT CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR A FULL YEAR'S VOTING MEMBERSHIP IS $1,500. ALL MEMBERS QUALIFY FOR THE SAME PRIVILEGES REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT.
 
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: JUDITH ANDREW
Position title: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROVINCIAL POLICY
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: PHILIPPE ARNEAU
Position title: ECONOMIST
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JAMES BENNETT
Position title: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MARILYN BRAUN
Position title: DIRECTOR, PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS, SASKATCHEWAN
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JOHN BULLOCH
Position title: CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: PIERRE CLEROUX
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, QUEBEC
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: LYNN DOERING
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: RACHEL DUCHARME
Position title: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SUSAN EMERY
Position title: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MEMBER SERVICES
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: NANCY FORSYTH
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: NANCY GORDON
Position title: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: BRIEN GRAY
Position title: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, POLICY & PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JUDITH HINDY
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DAVID HULL
Position title: SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: TED JACKSON
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: CHRISTINE KARK
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DANIEL KELLY
Position title: DIRECTOR, PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS MANITOBA
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: COLLEEN LADD
Position title: DIRECTOR MEMBER SERVICES
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: CHANTAL LAGACE
Position title: RESEARCH ANALYST
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: EDWARD MALLETT
Position title: DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DELPHINE MANTHA
Position title: COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: PETER O'BRIEN
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, ATLANTIC CANADA
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: WILLIAM PARSONS
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, MARKETING & INTERNET DEVELOPMENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DEBBIE PREFONTAINE
Position title: ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SANDRA RAMSAY
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: STEPHANE ROBICHAUD
Position title: DIRECTOR, PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS, NEW BRUNSWICK & PEI
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: SUROMITRA SANATANI
Position title: DIRECTOR PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS, B.C. & THE YUKON
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: CATHERINE SWIFT
Position title: PRESIDENT & CEO
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: GARTH WHYTE
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, NATIONAL AFFAIRS AND RESEARCH
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: JANICE WICE
Position title: MEMBER SERVICES COUNSELLOR
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: BRADLEY WRIGHT
Position title: DIRECTOR PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS, ALBERTA & NWT
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: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), CANADA GRAINS COUNCIL, Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian Pension Commission (CPC), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), CDN. WHEAT BOARD, 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), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), National Defence (DND), Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL), 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), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), 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:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Fisheries, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Sports, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: AGREEMENT ON INTERNAL TRADE, BUDGET PROCESS, CANADA LABOUR CODE; CANADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT; CHILD CARE; CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES; CANADA POST MANDATE REVIEW; CANADA PENSION PLAN REFORM; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICIES; EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LEGISLATION & PREMIUMS; ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT; ENERGY TAX POLICY; EXPORT FINANCING; FEES, PERMITS & LICENSES OF FED. GOV. ; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REVIEW; GOVERNMENT GRANTS; GOVERNMENT SPENDING; GOODS AND SERVICES TAX; HEALTH & DENTAL BENEFITS TAXATION; HEALTH CARE REFORM; HARMONIZED SALES TAX; ILO-CANADA'S REPRESENTATIVE; INFORMATION HIGHWAY; INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING; INTERNATION SB POLICY (APEC,OECD,INTERNATIONAL SB CONGRESS 1999); JOB CREATION; MEAT PACKAGING INSPECTION; PAPER BURDEN; PENSION REFORM; PRIVACY LEGISLATION; PROCUREMENT; REGULATORY REFORM; REVENUE CANADA (AUDITS, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, PENALTIES; COLLECTION POLICY, SOURCE DEDUCTIONS); REGISTERED RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS; SENIORS PENSION BENEFITS; SMALL BUSINESS EXPORT POLICIES; SMALL BUSINESS TAX ISSUES (LIFETIME CAPITAL GAINS EXEMPTION, SB RATE, MEALS & ENTERTAINMENT DEDUCTION); SMALL BUSINESS POLICIES; SMALL BUSINESSES LOANS ACT; SET-ASIDE PROGRAMS (ABORIGINAL & SMALL BUSINESS); TAX POLICIES; TELEPHONE RATES; UNFAIR COMPETITION; YOUTH EMPLOYMENT
Subject Matter: Prospective: AGREEMENT ON INTERNAL TRADE, BUDGET PROCESS, CANADA LABOUR CODE; CANADA BUSINESS CORPORATIONS ACT; CHILD CARE; CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES; CANADA POST CORPORATION; CANADA PENSION PLAN REFORM; ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POLICIES; EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE LEGISLATION & PREMIUMS; ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT; ENERGY TAX POLICY; EXPORT FINANCING; FEES, PERMITS & LICENSES OF FED. GOV. ; FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS REVIEW; GOVERNMENT GRANTS; GOVERNMENT SPENDING; GOODS AND SERVICES TAX; HEALTH & DENTAL BENEFITS TAXATION; HEALTH CARE REFORM; HARMONIZED SALES TAX; ILO-CANADA'S REPRESENTATIVE; INFORMATION HIGHWAY; INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING; INTERNATION SB POLICY (APEC,OECD,INTERNATIONAL SB CONGRESS 1999); JOB CREATION; MEAT PACKAGING INSPECTION; PAPER BURDEN; PENSION REFORM; PRIVACY LEGISLATION; PROCUREMENT; REGULATORY REFORM; REVENUE CANADA (AUDITS, UNDERGROUND ECONOMY, PENALTIES; COLLECTION POLICY, SOURCE DEDUCTIONS); REGISTERED RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLANS; SENIORS PENSION BENEFITS; SMALL BUSINESS EXPORT POLICIES; SMALL BUSINESS TAX ISSUES (LIFETIME CAPITAL GAINS EXEMPTION, SB RATE, MEALS & ENTERTAINMENT DEDUCTION); SMALL BUSINESS POLICIES; SMALL BUSINESSES LOANS ACT; SET-ASIDE PROGRAMS (ABORIGINAL & SMALL BUSINESS); TAX POLICIES; TELEPHONE RATES; UNFAIR COMPETITION; YOUTH EMPLOYMENT