Registration - In-house Organization

CANADIAN CATTLEMENS' ASSOCIATION / DENNIS LAYCRAFT, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: CANADIAN CATTLEMENS' ASSOCIATION
Responsible Officer Name: DENNIS LAYCRAFT, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT 
Initial registration start date: 1996-11-04
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 777063-566
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 1119

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 56

Version 2 of 70 (1997-09-25 to 1998-04-30)

Version 2 of 70 (1997-09-25 to 1998-04-30) 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 CATTLEMENS' ASSOCIATION
215, 6715 - 8 STREET N.E.
CALGARY, AB  T2E 7H7
Canada
Telephone number: 403-275-8558
Fax number: 403-274-5686  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: DENNIS LAYCRAFT, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE CANADIAN CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION REPRESENTS THE INTERESTS OF OVER 100,000 FARMERS AND RANCHERS AND PROMOTES THE EQUITABLE AND ECONOMIC W ELFARE OF ALL PHASES OF THE BEEF INDUSTRY. IT ENCOURAGES THE ENACTMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF LEGISLATION THAT IS DEEMED TO BE OF INTEREST TO TH E BEEF CATTLE INDUSTRY AND OPPOSES LEGISLATION OR GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES THAT IS CONTRARY TO THOSE INTERESTS. THE ORGANIZATION ENCOURAGES RESEARCH IN THE AREAS OF BEEF PRODUCTION AND MARKETING. IT PROMOTES THE POPULARITY OF BEEF AS A FOOD BY CREATING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AMONG CONSUMERS. THE CCA COOPERATES WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WHOSE OBJECTIVES ARE SIMILAR IN WHOLE OR IN PART TO THOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: MEMBERSHIP IN THE CANADIAN CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION IS LIMITED TO ONE CATTLE OR BEEF PRODUCER ORGANIZATION WITHIN EACH PROVINCE OF CANADA. TH E NUMBER OF DIRECTORS FROM EACH PROVINCE IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CATTLE MARKETED WITHIN THAT PROVINCE. EACH PROVINCE PAYS A MEMBERSHIP FEE BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CATTLE MARKETED WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION. AT PRESENT ALL PROVINCES, EXCEPT QUEBEC AND NEWFOUNDLAND ARE MEMBERS OF THE CCA. THE ASSOCIATION ALSO ALLOWS FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP IN THE OR GANIZATION BUT ASSOCIATE MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE VOTING PRIVILAGES.
 
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: JAMES CALDWELL
Position title: DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: HEIDI GROGAN
Position title: MANAGER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: MARTA HALEY
Position title: ASSISTANT OF THE DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: DENNIS LAYCRAFT
Position title: EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Public offices held: N/A. Disclosure of this information was not a requirement prior to June 20, 2005.
 
Name: PEGGY STRANKMAN
Position title: MANAGER, ENVIRONMENTAL 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: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada
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: Agriculture, Consumer Issues, Environment, Financial Institutions, Health, Industry
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: USER FEES FOR GOVT ANIMAL HEALTH AND INSPECTION SERVICES; SINGLE AGENCY INSPECTION SERVICE; REGS REGARDING RENDERING & BANNING OF FEEDING RUMINANT DERIVED PRODUCT TO RUMINANTS; ENDANGERED SPECIES LEG & OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES; PRIVATIZED GRADING SYSTEM; EUROPEAN BAN ON BEEF PRODUCED WITH GROWTH PROMOTANTS; SUPPLEMENTARY QUOTAS ON OFFSHORE BEEF PRODUCT; RECIPROCAL GRADING WITH U.S.; CHANGES TO CANADIAN WHEAT BOARD METHOD OF SELLING FEED GRAINS
Subject Matter: Prospective: BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE AGRI-FOOD INDUSTRY, ENDANGERED SPECIES LEGISLATION, ENVIRONMENTAL FARM PRACTICES - COOPERATIVE APPROACHES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS, SAFETY NETS FOR PRODUCERS, DISEASE AND RESIDUE TESTING COSTS AT CFIA LABS, COST RECOVERY, TRADE ISSUES (NORTH WEST PROJECT, IMPORT QUOTAS, TAX ISSUES.