Registration - In-house Organization

Canola Council of Canada / JIM EVERSON, President

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Canola Council of Canada
Responsible Officer Name: JIM EVERSON, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-01-23
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 776652-16567
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 569

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 43

Version 1 of 31 (2008-01-23 to 2008-11-03)

Version 1 of 31 (2008-01-23 to 2008-11-03) 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: Canola Council of Canada
400-167 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 0T6
Canada
Telephone number: 204-982-2100
Fax number: 204-942-1841  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: JoAnne Buth, President  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The Canola Council of Canada is a national, nonprofit association funded by stakeholders in the canola industry. Our mission is to enhance the industry's ability to profitably produce and supply seed, oil and meal products that offer superior value to customers throughout the world. Members include canola growers, crop input suppliers, grain handling companies, exporters, processors and food and feed manufacturers.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Membership is open to all segments of the canola value chain and its related partners, which may include both individuals and organizations. Both full membership and associate membership are available.
 
Was the organization funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? Yes
End date of the organization's last completed financial year: 2007-12-31
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Canadian Agri-Food Initiative (CAFI), Program: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) $1,400,000.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Chris Anderson
Position title: Vice President, Crop Production
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JoAnne Buth
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Dave Hickling
Position title: Vice President, Canola Utilization
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Robert Hunter
Position title: Assistant Vice President, Canola Utilization
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Arvel Lawson
Position title: Program Manager, Crop Production
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Cari Mell
Position title: Finance and Payroll Officer
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: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, National Energy Board (NEB), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Senate of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan), 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: Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Health, Industry, Internal Trade, International Trade, Statistics
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: The Canola Council of Canada attempts to influence federal government outcomes/activity on a broad range of issues. We have been particularly active with public office holders on the following files: Biodiesel policy, World Trade Organization negotiations, Bilateral negotiations, Trans Fat Task Force, Packaging and Labelling Polices, Internal Trade Disputes, Seed Variety Registration, Health/Safety/Environment approval framework for Plants with Novel Traits, Engaging Government on Bilateral Trade Irritants, Biosafety Protocol, Supporting Science and Innovation Policy, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Canola health and nutrition, Smart Regulation, Climate Change Issues, accurate statistical reporting, quality of canola, and Grant/Programs involving the Agriculture Sector.
Subject Matter: Prospective: The Canola Council of Canada attempts to influence federal government outcomes/activity on a broad range of issues. We are particularly active with public office holders on the following files: Biodiesel policy, World Trade Organization negotiations, Bilateral negotiations, Health issues such as Health Claims, Trans Fat Task Force, Seed Variety Registration, Health/Safety/Environment approval framework for Plants with Novel Traits, Engaging Government on Bilateral Trade Irritants, Biosafety Protocol, Supporting Science and Innovation Policy, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Canola health and nutrition, environmental sustainability issues, Climate Change, accurate statistical reporting and Grant/Programs involving the Agriculture Sector.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program AAFC ¿Growing Forward¿ and science and innovation policies
Policy or Program Accurate agricultural statistical reporting
Policy or Program bi-lateral trade negotiations, including Free Trade negotiaions
Bill or Resolution Bill C-33 to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act to allow regulation of fuel.
Policy or Program biodiesel
Policy or Program Biosafety Protocol
Policy or Program Climate Change issues that can impact agricultural production, carbon sequestration as it relates to climate change and the need for renewable fuel programs.
Policy or Program ecoABC
Policy or Program ecoEnergy
Policy or Program Environmental sustainability, including the impacts of agricultural production on air, water, carbon sequestration and wildlife.
Policy or Program Health/Safety/Environment approval framework for Plants with Novel Traits
Policy or Program Health claims
Policy or Program International trade negotiations, including World Trade Organization negotiations
Policy or Program inter-provincial trade respecting coloured margarine
Policy or Program Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Canola health and nutrition Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Canola health and nutrition
Policy or Program Nutritional labelling
Policy or Program Nutritional research
Policy or Program renewable fuels
Policy or Program renewable fuel standards
Policy or Program response of the government to the Trans Fat task force
Policy or Program Seed variety registration
Policy or Program The Canola Council of Canada, along with other non-governmental partners, is seeking the creation of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Chair for Canola Health and Nutrition.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit The Canola Council of Canada (CCC) will continue to participate in the federal "Canadian Agri-Food Initiative" (CAFI) that supports market development and promotion in export markets.
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit The CCC may also submit applications for Agriculture Canada's Advancing Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food programs (ACAAF) program for individual value adding projects.
Regulation The need for science based regulations supporting the Pest Control Products Act, Seeds Act and Fertilizer Act.

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Agriculture regulation 2008-11-03
Policy 2008-11-03
Government institutions added through a communication report: Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) View