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: 837

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 25

Version 2 of 59 (1996-11-01 to 1997-06-27)

Version 2 of 59 (1996-11-01 to 1997-06-27) 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 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 O RGANIZATION WHOSE MEMBERS ARE INVOLVED IN THE DISTRIBUTION AND MARKET I NG OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES ACROSS CANADA. IT IS ESTIMATED THE Y 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 SELECT ED GEOGRAPHICALLY WITHIN CANADA. MEMBERS INCLUDE RETAILERS, WHOLESALE R S, BROKERS FOOD SERVICE, OPERATORS, FRESH CUT OPERATORS,SHIPPERS, CA RR IERS AND ALLIED INDUSTRY. TWO CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP: ACTIVE (VOTING ) & ASSOCIATE CURRENTLY HAVE APPROXIMATELY 550 MEMBERS, OF WHICH 200 W OUL D 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), Health Canada (HC), Revenue Canada (RC), Transport Canada (TC), 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, Consumer Issues, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, Immigration, Industry, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Labour, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: AGRICULTURE & AGRI-FOOD: REGULATORY, TRADE & MARKETING ISSUES REVENUE CANADA: ADMINISTRATION OF SEASONAL DUTIES,TARIFF CLASSIFICATION, GST ADMINISTRATION FINANCE CANADA: GST AND TARIFF ISSUES, PRE-BUDET CONSULTATIONS HEALTH CANADA: PESTICIDES,BIOTECHNOLOGY, LABELLING, NUTRITION, FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS STATISTICS CANADA: DATA ISSUES
Subject Matter: Prospective: AGRICULTURE & AGRI-FOOD: REGULATORY, TRADE & MARKETING ISSUES REVENUE CANADA: ADMINISTRATION OF SEASONAL DUTIES,TARIFF CLASSIFICATION, GST ADMINISTRATION FINANCE CANADA: GST AND TARIFF ISSUES, PRE-BUDGET CONSULTATIONS HEALTH CANADA: PESTICIDES,BIOTECHNOLOGY, LABELLING, NUTRITION, FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS STATISTICS CANADA: DATA ISSUES