Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Snowbird Association / Association Canadienne Des Snowbirds / Michael Mackenzie, Executive Director

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Snowbird Association / Association Canadienne Des Snowbirds
Previous in-house organization names
Responsible Officer Name: Michael Mackenzie, Executive Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-04-11
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 783900-11619
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 9

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 1

Version 2 of 26 (2006-10-30 to 2007-05-23)

Version 2 of 26 (2006-10-30 to 2007-05-23) 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 Snowbird Association
180 Lesmill Road
Toronto, ON  M3B 2T5
Canada
Telephone number: 416-441-7062
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Lawrence Barker, Executive Director  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization. It is dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of Canadian travellers.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: The Canadian Snowbird Association is comprised of more than 80,000 Canadians, mainly seniors and retirees who travel outside Canada, for up to six months of the year.
 
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: Lawrence Barker
Position title: Executive Director
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Gerry Brissenden
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael MacKenzie
Position title: Communications Officer
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: Canada Border Service Agency, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs Canada, Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB)
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: Consumer Issues, Financial Institutions, Health, Justice and Law Enforcement, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: 1) Preservation of health coverage for frequent travellers.2) Access to emergency health coverage when travelling.3) Acces to prescription drugs for use during travel.4) Access to voting rights for travellers.5) Availablilty of government information.6) Passport/alternative travel doument issues.
Subject Matter: Prospective: 1) Preservation of health coverage for frequent travellers.2) Access to emergency health coverage when travelling.3) Acces to prescription drugs for use during travel.4) Access to voting rights for travellers.5) Availablilty of government information.6) Passport/alternative travel doument issues.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Enforce the Canada Health Act to ensure the portability of Canadians' health care is fully and adequately protected. This includes enforcing section 11(1)(b)(ii) of the Act with funding transfers based on provincial compliance to ensure provinces are covering emergency services required by travellers as the same rate as is paid for those services at home. The Act should also be amended to include protection of medicare membership for Canadians who maintain a permanent residence in a province or territory but spend a significant portion of their year travelling.




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