Registration - In-house Organization

The Shipping Federation of Canada / La Fédération Maritime du Canada / MICHAEL BROAD, PRESIDENT

Registration Information
In-house Organization name: The Shipping Federation of Canada / La Fédération Maritime du Canada
Responsible Officer Name: MICHAEL BROAD, PRESIDENT 
Initial registration start date: 2005-02-16
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 776563-251
Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 103

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 0

Version 7 of 45 (2008-02-01 to 2008-07-16)

Version 7 of 45 (2008-02-01 to 2008-07-16) 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: The Shipping Federation of Canada / La Fédération Maritime du Canada
300 ST. SACREMENT, SUITE 326
MONTREAL, QC  H2Y 1X4
Canada
Telephone number: 514-849-2325
Fax number: 514-849-8774  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: MICHAEL H BROAD, PRESIDENT  
 
Description of the organization's activities: THE SHIPPING FEDERATION OF CANADA, EST. BY AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT IN 1903, REPRESENTS THE OWNERS, OPERATORS, CHARTERERS & AGENTS OF VESSELS ENGAGED IN CANADA'S OVERSEAS TRADE. THE FEDERATION HAS A MEMBERSHIP OF 70 COMPANIES WHICH OPERATE OR ACT AS AGENTS FOR MORE THAN 300 STEAMSHIP LINES,THE FEDERATION REPRESENTS 95% OF OCEAN VESSELS TRADING TO AND FROM PORTS IN ATLANTIC CANADA. THE VESSELS REPRESENTED BY OUR MEMBERS TRANSPORT VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE COMMERCE MOVING BETWEEN EASTERN CANADA & PORTS OVERSEAS. THE MANDATE OF THE FEDERATION IS TO PROTECT THE INTERESTS OF ITS MEMBERS ON ALL MATTERS AFFECTING THE OPERATION OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. OUR PRIMARY AREAS OF CONCERN INCLUDE POLICIES, LEGISLATION & REGULATIONS GOVERNING SUBJECTS AS DIIVERSE AS CANADIAN PORTS, POLLUTION PREVENTION, MARINE PILOTAGE, STOWAWAYS & OVERLAND OPERATIONS. THE FEDERATION DISPATCHES, ON A REGULAR BASIS, CIRCULAR LETTERS & BULLETINS SUMMARIZING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MARITIME SECTOR.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Membership Classes:Core MembersAffiliated Members
 
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: CAROLINE GRAVEL
Position title: DIRECTOR, ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: KARENA JORCIEFSKA
Position title: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, MARINE OPERATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: KAREN KANCENS
Position title: DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: IVAN LANTZ
Position title: DIRECTOR, MARINE OPERATIONS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: ANNE LEGARS
Position title: DIRECTOR, POLICY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Public offices held: No
 
Name: MARIO MINOTTI
Position title: DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Public offices held: No
 
Name: JAMES MORAM
Position title: DIRECTOR, MARINE ADMINISTRATION
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), Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Federal Environmental Assessment Review Office (FEARO), Federal Office of Regional Development – Quebec (FORD[Q]), Finance Canada (FIN), Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Defence (DND), National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Procurement Review Board of Canada (PRB), Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (PSEPC), Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC), Public Service Staff Relations Board (PSSRB), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Senate of Canada, Service Canada (ServCan), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada (StatCan), Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC), Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), 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:
Grass-roots communication, Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Constitutional Issues, Consumer Issues, Defence, Education, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, 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: REGS UNDER HEALTH OF ANIMALS ACT WITH RESPECT TO COST RECOVERY FOR INSPECTION OF CONVEYANCES. IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS WITH RESPECT TO DETECTION AND ERADICATION OF INSECT PESTS ARRIVING BY SEA. POLICY DEVELOPMENT (AMENDMENTS TO THE IMMIGRATION ACT AND REGULATIONS, STATUS DETERMINATIONS BY THE IMMIGRATION REFUGEE BOARD (IRB) WITH RESPECT TO TREATMENT OF UNDOCUMENTED ARRIVALS IN CANADA AS MARINE STOWAWAYS OR DESERTERS FROM SHIPS. IMPACT OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW MARINE POLICY FOR CANADA, INCLUDING ELEMENTS OF COST RECOVERY AND COMMERCIALIZATION. APPLICATION OF THE CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ACT (CEAA) TO ACTIVITES OF THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY; CDA PORT AUTHORITY ENV. ASSESSMENT REGS. ONGOING PARTICIPATION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF OPERATIONAL PROGRAMS, INCLUDING ICEBREAKING, OIL SPILL RESPONSE, AIDS TO NAVIGATION, CHEMICAL SPILL RESPONSE AND DREDGING MATTERS. CRUISE SHIP INSPECTION PROGRAM OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY AGENCY AND RELATED COST RECOVERY. WATCHING BRIEF ON LABOUR RELATIONS IN ALL RELATED SECTORS. QUESTIONS RESPECTING WATER LEVELS ON GREAT LAKES AND OTHER SHARED WATERWAYS. GREAT LAKE WATER QUALITY ISSUES. CRIM. CODE OF CDA : SEEKING AMENDMENTS TO PERMIT CASINO OPERATIONS ON CRUISE SHIPS WHILE IN CDN PORTS. WATCHING BRIEF ON DECISIONS IN RELATED MODES (RAIL AND TRUCK); PILOTAGE RATE APPEALS; REVIEW OF PILOTAGE CONDUCTED BY A CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION AGENCY (CTA) PANEL. COASTING TRADE SERVICE. INPUT INTO TRANSPORTATION-RELATED STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT, MAINLY FOR PACKAGING. DISCUSSION ON CARRIER RE-ENGINEERING AND CARGO IMPORT PROCESS. NEGOTIOATIONS ON CURRENT SYSTEM AND PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING TRACER DOCUMENTS. DISCUSSION ON NEW EXPORT REGUALTIONS AND PROCEDURES. COOPERATION WITH MARINE GROUP ON INTERNATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENTS. REVIEW PILOTAGE LEGISLATION. REORGANIZATION AND COMMECIALIZATION OF CANADA PORTS CORPORATION AND ST.LAWRENCE SEAWAY AUTHORITHY. DEPROCLAMATION AND DIVESTITURE OF PUBLIC PORTS. DANGEROUS GOODS TRANSPORTED BY SEA AND INTERMODALLY.MARINE SECURITY REGULATIONS, CANADA SHIPPING ACT REFORM. KYOTO PROTOCOL.
Subject Matter: Prospective: SAME AS ABOVE + : ASIAN LONG HORN BEETLE INSPECTION PROGRAM, ADMINISTRATIVE MONETARY PENALTY SYSTEM. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MONTREAL PROTOCOL ON SUBSTANCES THAT DEPLETE THE OZONE LAYER. DEVELOPMENT OF CDA OCEANS STRATEGY. APPLICATION OF WTO STANDARDS TO CDN TRANSPORT POLICY. REVIEW OF EXISTING TRADE DATABASE AND PROMOTION OF REFORMS IN RELATIONS WITH CUSTOMS AS PRIMARY DATA-GATHERER TO DEVELOP ENHANCED EXPORT TRADE DATA ON A SUMMARY OR AUDIT BASIS. CLEAR LANGUAGE REVISION OF THE TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS (TDG) REGUALTIONS. IMPLEMENTATION OF A NEW CHEMCIAL SPILL RESPONSE REGIME. REVIEW OF THE CDA SHIPPING ACT AND ATTENDANT REGULATIONS. DEVELOPMENT OF INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS ON SHIP ARREST AND BUNKERING. CREATION OF MULTIMODAL TRANPORTATION TRIBUNAL. REVIEW OF THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY WATER ACT, REVIEW THE SHIPPING CONFERENCES EXEMPTION ACT, IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MARINE LIABILITY ACT. REFORM OF CDA GRAIN HANDLING AND TRAPORTATION SYSTEM. BALLAST WATER CONTROLS. REVIEW OF THE REGULATIONS UNDER THE CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND SAFETY BOARD (CTAISB) ACT. NAVIGABLE PROTECTION ACT. OIL SPILL COMPENSATION PROTOCOLS. DEVELOPMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON THE CONTROL OF HARMFUL ANTI-FOULING SYSTEMS. PROMOTION OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN COMPLIANCE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT THROUGH MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING. AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL COURT ACT. MARINE CONSERVATION AREAS ACT. PARTICIPATION TO THE ICON'S INQUIRY.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Regulation Administrative monetary penalties regulations (under the Canada Shipping Act 2001) - comments on proposed regulations.
Policy or Program Air emissions from ships - comments on the tightening of global air pollution standards for ships
Policy or Program Asian Gypsy Moth Plant Protection Policy for Marine Vessels (comments)
Regulation Ballast Water Management and Control Regulations - Clarification of enforcement policy
Policy or Program Ballast Water regulations and enforcement policy
Bill or Resolution Bill C-23 (amendments to the Canada Marine Act) - support of the swift passage of the Bill.
Bill or Resolution Bill C-32 (Fisheries Act) - clear collaboration lines between the departments involved in invasive aquatic species sought.
Bill or Resolution Bill C-45: An Act to amend the Fisheries Act: clarification of concerns sought
Bill or Resolution Bill C-64, reintroduced as Bill C-4: (amendments to the Pilotage Act) - support of the Bill.
Policy or Program Canada to adhere to the ¿Quality coastal state¿ concept (ratification of key international conventions, availability of waste disposal facilities, fair treatment of seafarers, places of refuge, trade corridors)
Policy or Program Canadian Coast Guard and Canada Revenue Agency costs recovery review
Policy or Program Comments on proposed TC position, RE: Draft wreck removal convention
Policy or Program Comments on the review of the Great Lakes Quality Agreement
Policy or Program Cost recovery and incentive for green ships (cost rebate) -CCG
Policy or Program Cruise ship sanitary issues
Policy or Program Customs' AMPs program review
Policy or Program Customs Self Assessment Program: expansion of the program to marine carriers.
Policy or Program Double Billing in Transport Canada regional Ports
Policy or Program Fishermen blockades and safe passage of ships - CCG
Policy or Program Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Water Conservation and Efficiencey Initiative Draft Objectives - comments on the draft objectives
Policy or Program Implementation of the HNS Convention
Policy or Program Import of granite blocks (import process)
Legislative Proposal Legislative proposals: sister-ship arrest and marine lien for ship suppliers.
Policy or Program Level of service for Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)
Policy or Program Marine protected areas, species at risk, and areas to be avoided - comments on the proposed classification of several marine species under the Species At Risk Act
Policy or Program Marine Transportation Security Clearance Program(MTSCP): implementation in container ports
Policy or Program Notice of intent to make regulations with respect to clean air: provided comments.
Policy or Program Oceans Prospersity Agenda: planning (St. Lawrence River, Atlantic Canada)
Policy or Program Oil Spill Response Capacity Quebec Regiona and risk assessment South Coast of Newfoundland & Labrador
Policy or Program Partners in Protection Program: upgrade and harmonization with WCO AEO and US CT-PAT
Legislative Proposal Pilotage Act review: participation in the hearings in Saint John's, Montreal, Oakville and Ottawa.
Regulation Port Authorities Management Regulation: provided comments on proposed amendments, RE: ports' merger.
Policy or Program Pressure on TC to solve the level of service situation in the District 1 of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority.
Regulation Proposed regulations on the reporting of bayplans.(Stowage Plan)
Policy or Program Publication of the 2007 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem - comments on the 2007-2010 priorities
Regulation Quarantine protocol at the Toronto and Montreal airport: improvement of the process sought.
Policy or Program Questions for Stakeholders on the Review of International Air Pollution Standards set under Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention - comments to Transport Canada and Enviroment Canadaon the review of the international standards
Policy or Program Regional Transport Canada ports cost recovery for security measures
Regulation Regulations amending the Environmental Emergency Regulations - comments on proposed amendments
Regulation Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships and Dangerous Chemicals - comments on possible amendments (cargo washings and grey water d
Regulation Regulations for the prevention of pollution from ships and for dangerous chemicals: comments on proposed regulations.
Regulation Regulations on export reporting: reporting of FROB (freight remaining on board) and reporting of in transit cargo in Great Lakes.
Regulation Regulations on imports reporting: ACI reporting, Phase II and Phase III implementation issues.
Policy or Program Seaway pilots border crossing (facilitation of)
Policy or Program Security vs. trade facilitation, and the FAL Convention (Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic,1965)
Policy or Program Strengthening Canada as a trade route.
Policy or Program Transport Canada's National Places of refuge Continency Plan
Policy or Program Various cruise ship issues: cost recovery, number of open bars on cruise ships, immigration $25,000 penalty, ports designated as cruiseship ports by CBSA.
Regulation Vessel Operations Restriction Regulations - comments on proposed regulations.
Policy or Program Waterway Management and restricted access to waterways (St. Lawrence Shipchannel)
Policy or Program Waterways management and bilateral relations with United States Coast Guard.
Policy or Program Wide ships issues in the St. Lawrence River
Policy or Program Wood packing materials




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