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: 1123

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 41

Version 1 of 71 (1996-11-04 to 1997-08-13)

Version 1 of 71 (1996-11-04 to 1997-08-13) 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 ACTIVITIE S THAT IS CONTRARY TO THOSE INTERESTS. THE ORGANIZATION ENCOURAGES RES EARCH IN THE AREAS OF BEEF PRODUCTION AND MARKETING. IT PROMOTES THE P OPULARITY OF BEEF AS A FOOD BY CREATING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AMONG C ONSUMERS. 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 C ATTLE OR BEEF PRODUCER ORGANIZATION WITHIN EACH PROVINCE OF CANADA. TH E NUMBER OF DIRECTORS FROM EACH PROVINCE IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CAT TLE 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 T HE 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: SAFETY NETS FOR PRODUCERS; ENDANGERED SPECIES REGULATIONS; USER FEES FOR LABORATORY TESTING FOR DISEASES & RESIDUES IN MEAT; ITC 322 STUDY ON THE CANADIAN BEEF INDUSTRY BY U.S. OFFICIALS; CHANGES IN GRADING REGULATIONS FOR EXPORTED PRODUCT.