Registration - In-house Organization

Canadian Chamber of Commerce / La Chambre de commerce du Canada / Perrin Beatty, President & Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canadian Chamber of Commerce / La Chambre de commerce du Canada
Responsible Officer Name: Perrin Beatty, President & Chief Executive Officer 
Initial registration start date: 2007-09-06
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 782298-15787
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 958

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 96

Version 1 of 85 (2007-09-06 to 2008-04-07)

Version 1 of 85 (2007-09-06 to 2008-04-07) 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 Chamber of Commerce / La Chambre de commerce du Canada
360 Albert Street
Suite 420
Ottawa, ON  K1R 7X7
Canada
Telephone number: 613-238-4000  Ext.: 245
Fax number: 613-238-7643  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Perrin Beatty, President & CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: Founded in 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the nation's largest business association, representing small and large firms from every sector and region in Canada. The Canadian Chamber is a network of 350 community chambers and boards of trade across Canada, in addition to individual corporate members and over 65 trade and professional organizations. The total membership exceeds 170,000. It is dedicated to the promotion and development of a strong economy. The chamber monitors federal and international issues, solicits the views of the Canadian business community and communicates them to policymakers in Ottawa and internationally. Headquartered in Ottawa, it also has staff in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. www.chamber.ca
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THE CHAMBER'S MEMBERSHIP CONSISTS OF: ORGANIZATION MEMBERS INCLUDING CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND BOARDS OF TRADE LOCATED IN CANADA; CORPORATION MEMBERS CONSISTING OF CORPORATIONS, FIRMS AND PARTNERSHIPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF CANADA; ASSOCIATE MEMBERS INCLUDING BUSINESS, TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF CANADA; INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS CONSISTING OF PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE OF CANADA; AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERS WHOSE PURPOSE IT IS TO PROMOTE TRADE AND ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN CANADA AND OTHER COUNTRIES.
 
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: Perrin Beatty
Position title: President and Chief Executive Officer
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: SCOTT CAMPBELL
Position title: POLICY ANALYST
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: SHIRLEY-ANN GEORGE
Position title: VICE-PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Chris Gray
Position title: Policy Analyst
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: TINA KREMMIDAS
Position title: ASSISTANT VICE-PRESIDENT & SENIOR ECONOMIST
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael Murphy
Position title: Executive Vice-President, Policy
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Ryan Stein
Position title: Policy Analyst
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Brian Zeiler-Kligman
Position title: Policy Analyst, International
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: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), CANADIAN BORDER SERVICES AGENCY, Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Pension Commission (CPC), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), CANADIAN REGENUE AGENCY, Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), LABOUR CANADA, National Defence (DND), National Energy Board (NEB), National Film Board (NFB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages (OCOL), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), Pension Appeals Board (PAB), Privy Council Office (PCO), Procurement Review Board of Canada (PRB), PUBLIC SAFETY, Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Public Service Staff Relations Board (PSSRB), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), 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, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, E-COMMERCE, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Fisheries, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: OUR LOBBYING EFFORTS OVER THE PAST SIX MONTHS HAVE LARGELY FOCUSED ON COMMUNICATING WITH THE AUTHORITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS: TAX/DEBT REDUCTION; SPENDING CONTROL; PRODUCTIVITY; TAXATION REFORM; EI PREMIUMS; CEPA REVIEW; COMPETITION ACT AMENDMENTS; IMMIGRATION REFORM; CLIMATE CHANGE; NEGOTIATIONS ON FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS E-COMMERCE/PRIVACY LEGISLATION; WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) MILLENIUM ROUND; NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA) BORDER CROSSINGS; INVESTMENT BARRIERS; AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT PROTECTION AGREEMENTS, INCLUDING THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO); TRANSPORTATION MATTERS; LABOUR LEGISLATION.
Subject Matter: Prospective: TAX/DEBT REDUCTION; SPENDING CONTROL; PRODUCTIVITY; TAXATION REFORM; INTERNAL TRADE; COMPETITION ACT; CLIMATE CHANGE; INVESTMENT BARRIERS; NEGOTIATIONS FOR FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND FOREIGN INVESTMENT PROTECTION AGREEMENTS INCLUDING WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) MILLENIUM ROUND; CANADA'S TRADE STRATEGY FOR CHINA AND INDIA; E-COMMERCE/PRIVACY LEGISLATION; IMMIGRATION REFORM; BIOTECHNOLOGY; CANADA-US RELATIONS AND NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA) BORDER CROSSINGS; WESTERN HEMISPHERE TRAVEL INITIATIVE (WHTI); TRANSPORTATION POLICY; HEALTH CARE; lABOUR LEGISLATION.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Bill or Resolution BILL C-415 An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code
Policy or Program BORDER CROSSINGS - Border Contingency Planning
Policy or Program BORDER CROSSINGS - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Policy or Program CLIMATE CHANGE - Government plan for climate change and clean air legislation
Policy or Program Counterfeit and Piracy Legislation
Policy or Program EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE PREMIUMS - Rate Setting Process
Policy or Program FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS - Canada-Korea FTA
Policy or Program HEALTH CARE
Policy or Program IMMIGRATION REFORM - Foreign Credentials
Policy or Program IMMIGRATION REFORM - Temporary Foreign Workers
Policy or Program INTERNAL TRADE - Agreement on Internal Trade
Regulation INTERNAL TRADE - Securities Regulation
Policy or Program NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT - Security & Prosperity Partnership
Policy or Program SPENDING CONTROL - Federal Budget
Policy or Program SPENDING CONTROL - Program Spending
Policy or Program TAX/DEBT REDUCTION - Canada-U.S. Tax Treaty
Policy or Program TAX/DEBT REDUCTION - Federal Budget
Policy or Program TAX/DEBT REDUCTION - Personal & Corporate taxes
Policy or Program TRANSPORTATION POLICY - Canada Transportation Act
Policy or Program TRANSPORTATION POLICY - Marine Act
Policy or Program TRANSPORTATION POLICY - Pilotage Act
Policy or Program WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION/ MILLENIUM ROUND - Doha Round Negotiations