Registration - In-house Organization

Ontario Chamber of Commerce / Rocco Rossi, President and Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: Ontario Chamber of Commerce
Responsible Officer Name: Rocco Rossi, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2005-12-13
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 945837-5508
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 9

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 2

Version 5 of 18 (2008-01-10 to 2008-07-02)

Version 5 of 18 (2008-01-10 to 2008-07-02) 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: Ontario Chamber of Commerce
180 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON  M5G 1Z8
Canada
Telephone number: 416-482-5222  Ext.: 232
Fax number: 416-482-5879  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Len Crispino, President and CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) is a federation of 160 local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in the Province of Ontario, representing 57,000 businesses of all sizes, in all economic sectors and from every area of the province. The OCC's mandate is to advocate strong policies on issues that affect its membership throughout Ontario's business community and those that promote a competitive business climate
Organization's membership or classes of membership: "Affiliate Membership" : local chambers of commerce and boards of trade"Corporate Membership": businesses, associations, individuals who join the Chamber of Commerce directly
 
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: Len Crispino
Position title: President & CEO
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Svetlana Diomin
Position title: Senior Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Mary Hogarth
Position title: Senior Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Stuart Johnston
Position title: Vice President Policy & Government Relations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Scott McCammon
Position title: Vice President Communications & Stakeholder Relations
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Sonia Mistry
Position title: Policy Analyst
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Amy Terrill
Position title: Director Media Relations & Communications
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 Border Services Agency (CBSA), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Environment Canada, Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Industry Canada, Members of the House of Commons, National Energy Board (NEB), Office of the Auditor General, Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Service Canada (ServCan), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), 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: Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, 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: Provided information and recommendations on fiscal federalism, dealing with the fiscal imbalance that exists between provincial and federal government.Provided information and recommendations on the issues of skilled trades, GST/PST harmonization
Subject Matter: Prospective: Continue to provide information and views on the fiscal imbalance.Continue to provide information and views on border and trade issues between Canada and the US.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Canada Health Transfer
Policy or Program Canada Social Transfer
Policy or Program Equalization and Territiorial Formula Financing programs
Policy or Program Ontario-US border crossings, from the perspective of programs and infrastructure to, from and across the border: need to plan, fund and execute infrastructure programs that will improve these crossings.
Legislative Proposal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights through changes to the Copyright Act.
Legislative Proposal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights through changes to the Criminal Code.
Legislative Proposal Protection of Intellectual Property Rights through changes to the Trade-Marks Act.




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