Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Corporation

BMO Financial Group / BMO Groupe financier / Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Corporation name: BMO Financial Group / BMO Groupe financier
Responsible Officer Name: Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-03-19
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 934560-14868

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 310

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 7

Version 1 of 39 (2007-03-19 to 2007-09-17)

Version 1 of 39 (2007-03-19 to 2007-09-17) 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. Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation

Corporation: BMO Financial Group / BMO Groupe financier
68th Floor, One First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON  M5X 1A1
Canada
Telephone number: 416-867-4770
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: William Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer  
Description of activities: Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group (TSX, NYSE: BMO) is a highly diversified financial services organization. BMO provides a broad range of retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital MarketsTM, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through Harris, a major U.S. Midwest financial services organization with a network of community banks in the Chicago area and wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital MarketsTM, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers manage their financial affairs by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.
 
Parent: The corporation is not a subsidiary of any other parent corporations.
Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: 4197569 CANADA INC.
100 King Street West, 21st Floor, First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1A1

BANK OF MONTREAL ASSESSORIA E SERVICOS LTDA.
Av. Rio Branco, 143-18 Andar
Rio de Janeiro RJ20040-0
Brazil

BANK OF MONTREAL CAPITAL MARKETS (HOLDINGS) LIMITED
11 Walbrook
London EC4N8ED
United Kingdom

BANK OF MONTREAL FINANCE LTD.
100 King Street West, 21st Floor, First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1A1

BANK OF MONTREAL GLOBAL CAPITAL SOLUTIONS LTD.
333 - 7th Avenue S.W., Suite 2200
Calgary, AB
Canada T2P 2Z1

BANK OF MONTREAL HOLDING INC.
333 - 7th Avenue S.W., Suite 2200
Calgary, AB
Canada T2P 2Z1

BANK OF MONTREAL IRELAND PLC
19/20 Earlsfort Terrace, 4th Floor, Segrave House
Dublin 2
Ireland

BANK OF MONTREAL MORTGAGE CORPORATION
350-7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB
Canada T2P 3N9

BMO (US) LENDING, LLC
111 West Monroe Street, 21E
Chicago, IL
United States of America 60603

BMO CAPITAL CORPORATION
100 King Street West, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1A1

BMO Funding, L.P.
111 West Monroe St., Suite 21E
Chicago, IL
United States of America 60603

BMO GP Inc.
100 King St. West
1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1A1

BMO INVESTMENTS INC.
Royal Trust Tower, Suite 4200, 77 King Street West
Toronto, ON
Canada M5K 1J5

BMO INVESTORLINE INC.
100 King Street West, 20th Floor, First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1A1

BMO IRELAND FINANCE COMPANY
19/20 Earlsfort Terrace, 4th Floor, Segrave House
Dublin 2
Ireland

BMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
55 Bloor Street West, 15th Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M4W 3N5

BMO NESBITT BURNS EQUITY PARTNERS INC.
100 King Street West, 4th Floor, 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1H3

BMO Nevada, L.P.
115 South LaSalle St., Suite 19W
Chicago, IL
United States of America 60603

BMO Private Equity (Canada) Inc.
100 King St. West, 50th Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1H3

BMO TRUST COMPANY
302 Bay Street, 7th Floor
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1A1

Bay Street Number Twenty-Nine Ltd.
1209 Orange St.
Wilmington, DE
United States of America 19801

HARRIS FINANCIAL CORP.
1209 Orange Street
Wilmington, DE
United States of America 00000

MYCHOICE INC.
100 King Street West, Suite 6600, 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON
Canada M5X 1B8

Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another individual, organization or corporation with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
 
Was the corporation 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 Corporation

Name: Chris Begy
Position title: Senior Vice-President & Chief Auditor
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Yvan Bourdeau
Position title: CEO, BMO Capital Markets & Head Investment Banking Group
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Lily Capriotti
Position title: Vice-President & Director of Operations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Ellen Costello
Position title: CEO, Harris Bankcorp
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Joan Dea
Position title: Executive Vice-President & Head, Office of Strategic Management
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Paul Deegan
Position title: Vice President, Government and Public Relations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Barry Gilmour
Position title: Group Head, Technology & Operations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Karen Maidment
Position title: Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: L. Menard, OC
Position title: Chairman BMO Nesbitt Burns & President, BMO Financial Group
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Gilles Ouellette
Position title: President and CEO, Private Client Group
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Rose Patten
Position title: Senior Executive Vice-President, Human Resources
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Peter Scott
Position title: Manager, Government & Public Relations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Frank Techar
Position title: President and CEO, Personal & Commercial Banking Canada
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: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), 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, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Arts and Culture, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Employment and Training, Financial Institutions, Industry, International Relations, International Trade, Small Business, Taxation and Finance
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: CHANGES TO FINANCIAL SERVICES LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS AND POLICY. INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INVESTMENT; CONSUMER ISSUES; PAYMENTS SYSTEM ISSUES; COMPETITION ISSUES; MONEY LAUNDERING ISSUES; AND ANTI-TERRORISM ISSUES.
Subject Matter: Prospective: CHANGES TO FINANCIAL SERVICES LEGISLATION, REGULATIONS AND POLICY. INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INVESTMENT; CONSUMER ISSUES; PAYMENTS SYSTEM ISSUES; COMPETITION ISSUES; MONEY LAUNDERING ISSUES; AND ANTI-TERRORISM ISSUES.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Anti-terrorism issues
Legislative Proposal Bank Act
Policy or Program Competition issues
Policy or Program Consumer issues
Policy or Program International trade and labour issues
Policy or Program Large bank merger policy
Policy or Program Money laundering issues
Policy or Program Payment system issues
Policy or Program Policies related to the Bank Act
Policy or Program Tax policy




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