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Registration - In-house Organization

Canada Organic Trade Association / Association pour le commerce des produits biologiques / Tia Loftsgard, Executive Director

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canada Organic Trade Association / Association pour le commerce des produits biologiques
Responsible Officer Name: Tia Loftsgard, Executive Director  ? 
Initial registration start date: 2007-12-05
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 925988-16372

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 142

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 1

Version 1 of 63 (2007-12-05 to 2008-06-09)

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Version 1 of 63 (2007-12-05 to 2008-06-09) 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: Canada Organic Trade Association / Association pour le commerce des produits biologiques
PO Box 6364
Sackville, NB  E4L 1G6
Canada
Telephone number: 613-482-1717
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Matthew Holmes, Managing Director  
 
Description of the organization's activities: OTA's mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy. OTA envisions organic products becoming a significant part of everyday life, enhancing people's lives and the environment.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: OTA represents businesses across the organic supply chain and addresses all things organic, including food, fiber/textiles, personal care products, and new sectors as they develop. Over sixty percent of OTA trade members are small businesses. OTA also has associate (non-voting) members: those who are not directly involved in organic trade in North America.
 
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: Matthew Holmes
Position title: Managing 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 Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Research Council (NRC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Consumer Issues, Energy, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry, Health, Industry, Internal Trade, International Relations, International Trade, Protection of organic integrity, Regional Development, Small Business
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Organic Products Regulations, Canada Agricultural Products Act, Fertilizers Act, Natural Health Products Regulations, Processed Products Regulations, Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, Plant Breeders' Rights Act, Seeds Act, Textile Labelling Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Food and Drugs Act, Pest Control Products Act, Pesticide Residue Compensation Act, Feeds Act
Subject Matter: Prospective: Organic Products Regulations, Canada Agricultural Products Act, Fertilizers Act, Natural Health Products Regulations, Processed Products Regulations, Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act, Plant Breeders' Rights Act, Seeds Act, Textile Labelling Act, Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Food and Drugs Act, Pest Control Products Act, Pesticide Residue Compensation Act, Feeds Act
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Natural Health Products Regulations
Regulation Organic Products Regulations
Regulation Processed Products Regulations
Regulation Regulations of the Canada Agricultural Products Act
Regulation Regulations of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Regulation Regulations of the Consumer Packaging and Labelling Act
Regulation Regulations of the Feeds Act
Regulation Regulations of the Fertilizers Act
Regulation Regulations of the Food and Drugs Act
Regulation Regulations of the Pest Control Products Act
Regulation Regulations of the Pesticide Residue Compensation Act
Regulation Regulations of the Plant Breeders' Rights Act
Regulation Regulations of the Seeds Act
Regulation Regulations of the Textile Labelling Act