Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Organization

BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA / Greg D'Avignon, President and Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Responsible Officer Name: Greg D'Avignon, President and Chief Executive Officer 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2008-02-05
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 754414-16634

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 150

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 2

Version 1 of 33 (2008-02-05 to 2009-09-01)

Version 1 of 33 (2008-02-05 to 2009-09-01) 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: BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
1050 West Pender Street
Suite 810
Vancouver, BC  V6E 3S7
Canada
Telephone number: 604-684-3384  Ext.: 235
Fax number: 604-684-7957  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Virginia Greene, President and Chief Executive Officer  
 
Description of the organization's activities: OUR MISSION IS TO BUILD A COMPETITIVE AND GROWING ECONOMY THAT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL WHO INVEST, WORK AND LIVE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. THE DISTINCTIVE EXCELLENCE OF THE BUSINESS COUNCIL IS OUR ABILITY TO RESEARCH, DEVELOP, AND ADVOCATE CREDIBLE POLICY POSITIONS ON ECONOMIC AND REALTED ISSUES THAT INFLUENCE THE GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS COMMUNITY, AND PUBLIC OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: THE BUSINESS COUNCIL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IS AN ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING APPROXIMATELY 210 LARGE AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES ENGAGED IN BUSINESS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. OUR MEMBERS ARE DRAWN FROM ALL MAJOR SECTORS OF THE PROVINCIAL ECONOMY, INCLUDING, FORESTRY, MINING, MANUFACTURING, OIL AND GAS, PETRO-CHEMICALS, UTILITIES, FINANCIAL SERVICES, TRANSPORTATION, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM, CONSTRUCTION, WHOLESALE/RETAIL, AGRI-FOOD, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND THE PROFESSIONS. TAKEN TOGETHER, THE CORPORATE MEMBERS AND THE ASSOCIATIONS AFFILIATED WITH THE BUSINESS COUNCIL ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE-QUARTER OF ALL JOBS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
 
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: DOUG ALLEY
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Public offices held: No
 
Name: VIRGINIA GREENE
Position title: PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ED WONG
Position title: VICE PRESIDENT, EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
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: Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Transport Canada (TC), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS), Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture, Broadcasting, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Fisheries, Forestry, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Trade, Labour, Mining, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: FEDERAL BUDGET; TAXATION POLICY: PERSONAL AND CORPORATE; CANADA LABOUR CODE CHANGES; ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: E.G., FEDERAL/PROVINCIAL HARMONIZATION.
Subject Matter: Prospective: TAXATION POLICY - ABORIGINAL TREATY AND LAND CLAIMS ISSUES; CANADA LABOUR CODE; TRADE EXPANSION; CEPA (CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT); HARMONIZATION WITH PROVINCES; TRANSPORTATION ISSUES; TRADE POLICY; HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT.
 

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Aboriginal Treaty and Land Claims Issues
Bill or Resolution Canada Labour Code Part III and Private Members Bill C-257.
Legislative Proposal Canadian Environmental Protection Act
Regulation Harmonization of statutes and regulations with provincial authorities.
Policy or Program Skills development programs, Immigration policy with respect to foreign workers and temporary work permits.
Regulation Smart Regulations.
Policy or Program Taxation Policy with regards to personal and corporate taxation and fiscal matters.
Policy or Program Trade Policy with regards to Trade liberalization and opportunities.
Policy or Program Transportation Issues with regards to Pacific Gateway and infrastructure issues.

Subject matters added through a communication report:
Aboriginal Affairs 2009-04-06, 2009-07-30
DFAIT 100th Anniversary Celebration 2009-03-26
Energy 2009-08-04
General State of the Economy 2009-04-03
Infrastructure 2009-07-30
State of the British Columbia Economy 2009-05-19, 2009-07-30
Taxation and Finance 2009-07-30
Government institutions added through a communication report: Prime Minister's Office (PMO), View
Office of the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons View



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