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Canadian Canola Growers Association / Rick White, General Manager

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Canadian Canola Growers Association
Responsible Officer Name: Rick White, General Manager  ? 
Initial registration start date: 2008-05-26
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 782793-17195

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 366

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 10

Version 1 of 23 (2008-05-26 to 2008-08-08)

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Version 1 of 23 (2008-05-26 to 2008-08-08) 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: Canadian Canola Growers Association
Box 1939
Carman, MB  R0G 0J0
Canada
Telephone number: 204-745-2322
Fax number: 204-745-6134  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Rick White, General Manager  
 
Description of the organization's activities: The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) is a national, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to influence national issues and policies to enhance the profitability of Canadian canola growers. CCGA represents all of the provincial canola grower organizations in Canada on national and international issues that affect canola growers.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: Members include the Ontario Canola Growers Association, Manitoba Canola Growers Association, Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission, Saskatchewan Canola Growers Association, Alberta Canola Producers Commission, and the British Columbia Grain Producers Association.
 
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: Brian Chorney
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Rick White
Position title: General Manager
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), Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Environment Canada, Farm Products Council of Canada (FPCC), Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Grain Transportation Agency (GTA), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, National Energy Board (NEB), National Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Privy Council Office (PCO), Revenue Canada (RC), Senate of Canada, 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, Energy, Environment, Financial Institutions, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Internal Trade, International Trade, Regional Development, Science and Technology, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: The Canadian Canola Growers Association attempts to influence federal government policy and programs on a wide range of issues. Activities include interacting with public officers on files such as Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety Protocol, Labelling of Genetically Modified Products, World Trade Organization Negotiations, Bilateral Trade issues, Agreement on Internal Trade, Renewable Fuels Policy, Farm Income and Safety Nets Policy and Programs, Canola Marketing, Rail Transportation Policy, and Smart Regulations.
Subject Matter: Prospective: The Canadian Canola Growers Association will continue to lobby the federal government on agricultural policy and programs covering a wide range of issues in the next six months. Future activities include interacting with public officers on Intellectual Property Rights, Biosafety Protocol, Labelling of Genetically Modified Products, World Trade Organization Negotiations, Bilateral Trade issues, Agreement on Internal Trade, Renewable Fuels Policy, Farm Income and Safety Nets Policy and Programs, Canola Marketing, Rail Transportation Policy, and Smart Regulations.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Policy or Program Advance Payments Program
Policy or Program Agreement on International Trade: Domestic agricultural trade policy or programs to ensure internal trade barriers and distortions are minimized.
Regulation Agricultural Marketing Programs Regulations
Policy or Program Amendments to the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act relating to the administration of Cash Advance Programs
Policy or Program Amendments to the Canada Grains Act relating to canola
Policy or Program Amendments to the Canada Transportation Act relating to railways and grain movement
Policy or Program Amendments to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act relating to farm pest control products
Policy or Program Amendments to the Canadian Food Inspection Act relating to canola production and trade
Policy or Program Amendments to the Patent Act relating to canola and property rights
Policy or Program Amendments to the Plant Breeders Rights Act relating to canola and property rights
Policy or Program Bilateral Trade issues: Bilateral agricultural trade policy or programs to ensure the continued development of Canadian export markets.
Policy or Program, Bill or Resolution, Regulation, Legislative Proposal Biosafety Protocol: Biotechnology legislation, regulations, policies and bills or resolutions that ensure innovation within the agricultural industry.
Policy or Program Farm Income and Safety Nets Policy and Programs: Domestic policies or programs pertaining to farm income and farm business risk management
Policy or Program, Bill or Resolution, Regulation Labelling of Genetically Modified Products: Food safety, food labelling and food inspection regulation that affects the revenues, costs and/or market access for Canadian farmers
Policy or Program Renewable fuels policy: Domestic policies or programs that influence the production of renewable fuels in Canada.
Policy or Program Smart Regulations: Domestic policies or programs coordinating and streamlining various Canadian Acts to minimize overlap and regulatory barriers.
Legislative Proposal, Policy or Program, Bill or Resolution, Regulation World Trade Organization Negotiations: International agricultural policy or programs to ensure the continued development of Canadian export markets.