Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

Grain Growers of Canada / Les producteurs de grains du Canada / Erin Gowriluk, Executive Director

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Grain Growers of Canada / Les producteurs de grains du Canada
Responsible Officer Name: Erin Gowriluk, Executive Director 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-11-17
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 914397-14239

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 562

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 15

Version 2 of 32 (2007-05-07 to 2007-10-25)

Version 2 of 32 (2007-05-07 to 2007-10-25) 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: Grain Growers of Canada / Les producteurs de grains du Canada
Suite #308 - 151 Slater St.
Ottawa, ON  K1P 5H3
Canada
Telephone number: 613-875-1795
Fax number:  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Richard Phillips, Executive Director, Grain Growers of Canada  
 
Description of the organization's activities: Further the interests of Canadian grain and oilseed producers
Organization's membership or classes of membership: We are made up of nine farm organizations, as follows: Alberta Barley Commission;Alberta Oat Rye and Triticale Association;Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission;Atlantic Grains Council;BC Grain Producers Association;Canadian Canola Growers Association;Manitoba Corn Growers Association;Western Barley Growers Association;Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association.
 
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: Richard Phillips
Position title: Executive Director
Public offices held: Yes
 

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 Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), 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, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Environment, Industry, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Arrange and attend meetings with members of parliament and officials.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Arrange and attend meetings with members of parliament and officials.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Budget line items for farmers and valued added agricultural industries
Legislative Proposal Legislation in regards to amending Acts involving the movement of agricultural commodities
Regulation Regulations and agreements in regards to, and the negotiation of, bi-lateral agreements
Regulation Regulations and agreements in regards to Canadian Wheat Board, DFAIT and any agricultural trade negotiations
Regulation Regulations and agreements in regards to the North American Free Trade agreement and inter-provincial trade barriers
Regulation Regulations and agreements in regards to World Trade Organization talks
Regulation, Legislative Proposal Regulations and legislation in regards to seed, genetic modification, pesticides and fertilizers
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit, Regulation Regulations in regards to Advance Payments Program, Canadian Agricultural Income Stabilization, Cost of Production Payment, Enhanced Spring Credit Program, Grains and Oilseeds Payment Program, Production Insurance, Spring Credit Advance Program (these are all farm financial support programs)
Regulation Regulations in regards to Agri-Food Trade Service and Advancing Canadian Agriculture & Agri-Food, Canadian Agriculture and Food International
Regulation Regulations in regards to bio-fuels
Regulation Regulations in regards to Canadian Agricultural Skills Service
Regulation Regulations in regards to Canadian Food Safety and Quality Program
Regulation Regulations in regards to crop input products
Regulation Regulations in regards to ecoAgriculture Biofuels Capital Initiative, Biofuels Opportunities for Producers Initiative, Agricultural Bioproducts Innovation Program, Agri-Innovation Program
Regulation Regulations in regards to Environmental Farm Planning, National Farm Stewardship Program, On Farm Food Safety
Regulation Regulations in regards to food aid requirements from Canada
Regulation Regulations in regards to funding of agricultural programs
Regulation Regulations in regards to Government support for valued added agricultural industries
Regulation Regulations in regards to greenhouse gases and pollution related to agriculture
Regulation Regulations in regards to Minor Use Pesticide Program, Minor Use Research Program, Pesticide Risk Reduction
Regulation Regulations in regards to pesticides, including the Own Use Import and the Grower Own Use Import programs
Regulation Regulations in regards to Prairie Grain Roads Program and Rural Development
Regulation Regulations in regards to taxation of farmers and value added agricultural processors and handlers
Regulation Regulations in regards to the labeling of food and health claims
Regulation Regulations in regards to the Smart Regs initiative
Regulation Regulations in regards to the transportation of grain and other agricultural commodities.
Regulation Regulations in regards to unions who work in the transportation, handling and processing of agricultural commodities