Registration - In-house Organization

Keystone Agricultural Producers / James Battershill, General Manager

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Keystone Agricultural Producers
Responsible Officer Name: James Battershill, General Manager 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-05-17
Registration status: Inactive
Registration Number: 859673-13169
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 10

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 1 of 20 (2006-05-17 to 2006-11-10)

Version 1 of 20 (2006-05-17 to 2006-11-10) 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: Keystone Agricultural Producers
1-1313 Border Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3H 0X4
Telephone number: 204-697-1140
Fax number: 204-697-1109  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Yvonne Rideout, General Manager  
Description of the organization's activities: To coordinate the efforts of agricultural producers throughout Manitoba for the purpose of promoting their common interests through collective action to assists members and, where necessary, government, in and for promoting agricultural policies to meet changing economic conditions; and to collaborate and cooperate with producers outside of Manitoba to further this objective. To promote and advance acceptance of positive social, economic and environmental conditions of those engaged in agriculture.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Individual members and provincial commodity and special interest groups.
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: Robert McLean
Position title: Vice President
Public offices held: No
Name: Yvonne Rideout
Position title: General Manager
Public offices held: No
Name: David Rolfe
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
Name: Ian Wishart
Position title: Vice President
Public offices held: No

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 Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Revenue Canada (RC), Service Canada (ServCan), 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, 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, Fisheries, Health, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Trade, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Lobby MPs and officials on issues, including safety nets, trade, marketing structures, environmental programs, carbon trading, biotechnology, transportation, and taxation.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Lobby MPs and officials on issues of safety nets, trade and marketing structures, transportation, taxation, environmental programs, carbon trading, and biotechnology.
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Agricultural Policy Framework, Prairie Grain Roads Program, Canada's position at the WTO, environmental policies including ecological goods and services, and the responsible introduction of new agricultural products.

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