Registration - In-house Corporation

Shaw Communications / Brad Shaw, CEO

Registration Information
In-house Corporation name: Shaw Communications
Responsible Officer Name: Brad Shaw, CEO 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-08-03
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 797926-15708
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 747

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 40

Version 1 of 81 (2007-08-03 to 2008-03-14)

Version 1 of 81 (2007-08-03 to 2008-03-14) 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: Shaw Communications
2055 Flavelle
Mississauga, ON  L5K 1Z8
Canada
Telephone number: 613-234-5759
Fax number: 613-234-1997  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Peter Bissonnette, President  
Description of activities: Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Big Pipe Inc.) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice Communications Inc.) to approximately 3.0 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 index (Symbol: TSX - SJR.NV.B, NYSE - SJR).
 
Parent: The corporation is not a subsidiary of any other parent corporations.
Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: Star Choice
2055 Flavelle
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5K 1Z8

Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another person or organization 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: Peter Bissonnette
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Jean Brazeau
Position title: Vice President Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Michael Ferras
Position title: Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Cynthia Rathwell
Position title: Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Star Choice
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dean Shaikh
Position title: Director, Regulatory Affairs
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Ken Stein
Position title: Senior Vice President, Corporate & Regulatory Affairs
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: Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Competition Tribunal (CT), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Arts and Culture, Broadcasting, Consumer Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Sports, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Meetings with the following persons re the following matters:- Industry Canada officials re copyright reform, spectrum planning and satellite capacity issues, broadcasting distribution and telecommunications issues- Department of Canadian Heritage officials re broadcasting distribution and related telecommunications issues - Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Canada (CRTC) officials regarding various broadcasting distribution and telecommunications issues- Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC) representatives in connection with lawful access proposals- Minister of Heritage and staff concerning broadcasting distribution and related telecommunications issues - Minister of Industry and his staff concerning broadcasting distribution and telecommunications issues- Other members of the House of Commons and Senate and their staff concerning broadcasting distribution and telecommunications issues
Subject Matter: Prospective: - Industry Canada officials re spectrum planning and satellite capacity issues, broadcasting distribution and telecommunications issues- Department of Canadian Heritage officials re broadcasting and telecommunications issues- CRTC officials regarding various broadcasting distribution and telecommunications issues- PSEPC representatives in connection with lawful access proposals- Members of the Senate and House of Commons concerning issues in connection with radiocommunications, telecommunications and broadcasting.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Bill or Resolution ¿Do Not Call¿ List Telemarketing BillAn Act to Amend the Copyright Act (Bill C-60)
Policy or Program Any policies proposed by the CRTC and/or Government affecting broadcasting distribution undertakings and telecommunication service providers, including Internet service providers, telephony service providers and satellite service providers
Regulation Broadcasting Distribution Regulations
Regulation Copyright Act regulations
Legislative Proposal Lawful access proposalsCopyright proposalsRadiocommunication Act reform (previously, Bill C-2)Telecommunications Act proposalsCompetition Act proposals
Regulation Radiocommunication Act Regulations
Regulation Telecommunications Act Regulations