Version 1 of 79 (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.
Canada Organic Trade Association / Association pour le commerce des produits biologiques
PO Box 6364
Sackville, NB E4L 1G6
|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|
|Position title:||Managing Director|
|Public offices held:||Yes|
|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|
This is the responsible officer name as provided in the most recent registration for the corporation or organization.
|Canada Organic Trade Association/Association pour le commerce des produits biologiques||2009-09-18||current|
|Responsible Officer Name||From (YYYY-MM-DD)||To (YYYY-MM-DD)|
Registrants are required to submit a monthly communication report for each oral and arranged communication with a designated public office holder. The name of the most senior paid officer (i.e. the registrant) will appear on all in-house monthly communication reports, whether or not he/she participated in the communication.
Note: Monthly Communication Reports are due on the 15th day of each month for communications that took place in the previous month.
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