Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Corporation

WestJet Airlines Ltd. / Ed Sims, President and Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Corporation name: WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Previous in-house corporation names
Responsible Officer Name: Ed Sims, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2007-10-17
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 937822-16167

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 318

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 1 of 43 (2007-10-17 to 2008-04-22)

Version 1 of 43 (2007-10-17 to 2008-04-22) 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: WestJet
5055 11th Street N.E.
Calgary, AB  T2E 8N4
Canada
Telephone number: 613-299-2015
Fax number:  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Sean Durfy, President and CEO  
Description of activities: Commercial airline providing scheduled and non scheduled passenger travel and cargo
 
The client is a subsidiary of the following parent companies: WestJet Airlines Ltd.
5055 11th Street N.E.
Calgary, AB
Canada T2E 8N4

Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: The corporation does not have any subsidiaries that could be affected by the outcome of the undertaking.
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: Clive Beddoe
Position title: Executive Chairman
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Vito Culmone
Position title: EVP Finance, Chief Financial Officer
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Sean Durfy
Position title: President and CEO
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Bruce Flodstedt
Position title: Standards Pilot
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Lorne MacKenzie
Position title: Director Regulatory Affairs
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Ken McKenzie
Position title: EVP Operations
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Mike McNaney
Position title: VP Government Relations
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: David Rodger
Position title: Manager Flight Technical Operations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: John Watts
Position title: Manager Regulatory Compliance
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Scott Wilson
Position title: Director, Flight Standards
Public offices held: Yes
 
Name: Len Winzinowich
Position title: VP Flight Operations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Paul Ysselmuiden
Position title: Chief Pilot, Crew Management
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 Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), 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), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
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: Airline & Public Safety/Security, Consumer Issues, Defence, Employment and Training, Environment, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Labour, Taxation and Finance, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Contact with Ministers, Ministerial staff, Members of Parliament, Senators, government officials on industry issues including legislation, regulations, bilateral air policy, taxation issues.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Contact with Ministers, Ministerial staff, Members of Parliament, Senators, government officials on issues as they arise, including legislation, regulations, bilateral air policy, taxation issues.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Bill or Resolution Bill C-11 Act to Amend the Canada Transportation Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-20 Act Respecting Airports
Bill or Resolution Bill C-36 Act to Amend Air Canada Public Participation Act
Bill or Resolution Bill C-7 Act to Amend Aeronautics Act
Regulation Mandate and operations of Canada Border Services Agency
Regulation Mandate and operations of Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
Regulation Mandate and operations of NavCanada
Regulation Regulations with respect to air policy and air regulation
Regulation Work as related to Aviation Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
Policy or Program Work as related to bilateral air policy and on-going bilateral negotiations
Regulation Work as related to Canadian Aviation Regulations
Policy or Program Work as related to Federal taxation policy
Regulation Work as related to international aviaition regulations
Regulation Work as related to Transport Canada's operations and requirements




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