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Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) / Association du Transport Aérien du Canada (ATAC) / John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer

Registration Information

In-house Organization name: Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC) / Association du Transport Aérien du Canada (ATAC)
Responsible Officer Name: John McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer  ? 
Initial registration start date: 2006-12-18
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 725294-14408

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 162

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 19

Version 3 of 38 (2008-05-14 to 2008-08-15)

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Version 3 of 38 (2008-05-14 to 2008-08-15) 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: Air Transport Association of Canada
255 Albert Street
Suite 1100
OTTAWA, ON  K1P6A9
Canada
Telephone number: 613-233-7727
Fax number: 613-230-8648  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Sam Barone, PRESIDENT & CEO  
 
Description of the organization's activities: ATAC represents the interests of commercial aviation in Canada. This includes the interests of airlines, both scheduled and charter, regional air carriers, air taxi operators, helicopter operators and flight training schools. ATAC's primary focus is on air regulations and safety matters. In addition, ATAC deals with matters of taxation, labour legislation, and other issues which impact on our members' operations.
Organization's membership or classes of membership: ATAC membership categories include "Operator" members, those in the business of commercial aviation, "Associate" members, suppliers to our industry, "Educational Institutions", which are flight training operators, and "Honorary Life" members, individuals we wish to honour for their service. In addition, certain regional organizations dealing with aviation matters are "Affiliate" members.
 
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: 2007-09-30
 
List of Government Funding
Government Institution Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Department of National Defence $1,564,297.00
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade $12,398.00

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Organization

Name: Les Aalders
Position title: Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Sam Barone
Position title: President and CEO
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Fred Gaspar
Position title: Vice President, Policy and Strategic Planning
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Wayne Gouveia
Position title: Vice President, Commercial General Aviation
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Nathan MacDonald
Position title: Director, Research & Communications
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Michael Skrobica
Position title: Vice President, Industry Monetary Affairs
Public offices held: No
 
Name: Andris Vasarins
Position title: Vice President, Flight Operations
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), Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB), Canada Labour Relations Board (CLRB), Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT), Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Competition Tribunal (CT), Environment Canada, Finance Canada (FIN), Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAITC), Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission (HMIRC), Health Canada (HC), Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC), 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 Research Council (NRC), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC), Privy Council Office (PCO), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Revenue Canada (RC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Solicitor General Canada (SGC), Statistics Canada , Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB), 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:
Informal communications, Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
 
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Agriculture, Consumer Issues, Defence, Employment and Training, Energy, Environment, Government Procurement, Health, Immigration, Industry, Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, International Relations, International Trade, Justice and Law Enforcement, Labour, Public Safety, Science and Technology, Small Business, Taxation and Finance, Telecommunications, Tourism, Transportation
 
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Development of, and consultation on new and amended Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS) and Standards; Harmonization of CARS with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)/Joint Airworthiness Authorities (JAA)/European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Regulations; North Amercian Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Immigration Regulations; Dangerous Goods Regulations; Accessibility Regulations and Codes of Practice; Canadian Transportation Agency and Act; Environment Canada Regulations and Priority Substances Lists; Ethylene Glycol Usage at Airports, Cabin Safety, Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) Administrative Monetary Penalties; Airport Rent Review; Canada Airports Act; Air Service Charge Regulations; Aeronautics Act Amendments; Coordination and Development of Special Event Airspace Classification and Configuration; Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Sector Council Development and Studies; Industry Canada Cooperative Programs with the Aviation Industry; Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency Consultation and Development of Safety and Security Programs for Operators and the Aircraft; Foreign Affairs and International Trade Support and Promotion of International Marketing of Aviation Products and Services.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Development of, and Consultation on New and Amended Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS) and Standards; Aeronautics Act Amendments; Immigration Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Air Carriers; Environment Canada Regulations and Priority Substances Lists; Ethylene Glycol Mitigation Plans at Airports; Harmonization of Goods and Services Tax (GST); Air Traveller Security Charge; Air Carrier Security Regulations and Measures; Dangerous Goods Regulations; Amendments to Parts 1, 2 and 3 Canada Labour Code; User Fees; National Airport Policy; NAFTA; Coordinated Commercial Pilot Training; Coordination and Development of Special Event Airspace Classification and Configuration; Airport and Aircraft Security Issues; Airport Governance; Airport Rent Review; Canadian Air Transport Security Authority; Aviation Statistics; Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Sector Council Development and Studies; Industry Canada Cooperative Programs with the Aviation Industry; Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency Consultation and Development of Safety and Security Programs for Operators and the Aircraft; Matters Relating to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority; Fuel Excise Taxes.
 
Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter
Categories Description
Legislative Proposal Aeronautics Act Amendments
Regulation Air Carrier Security Regulations and Measures
Regulation Airport and Aircraft Security Issues: Transport Canada, under authority of the Aeronautics Act, regulates security measures with respect to air carriers, airports and the screening authority. The Air Transport Association of Canada, on behalf of its operator members, is concerned with the extent and nature of security measures causing long lasting harm to the industry.
Policy or Program Airport Rent Review
Policy or Program Air Traveller Security Charge
Policy or Program Aviation Statistics
Legislative Proposal Canadian Air Transport Security Authority: The Air Transport Association of Canada commented in an extensive written submission along with a verbal testimony at the 5 year legislative reivew of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority. It is anticipated that, given the number of recommendations from the panel, there will be significant policy and conceivably legislative amendments forthcoming. The Air Transport Association of Canada, on behalf of its operator members, will consult with Transport Canada and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority on the follow up.
Policy or Program Canadian Border Services Agency Consultation and Development of Safety and Security Programs for Operators and the Aircraft
Regulation Coordinated Commercial Pilot Training
Regulation Coordination and Development of Special Event Airspace Classification and Configuration
Regulation Dangerous Goods Regulations
Regulation Environment Canada Regulations and Priority Substances Lists
Policy or Program Ethylene Glycol Mitigation Plans at Airports
Policy or Program Fuel Excise Taxes.
Policy or Program Harmonization of GST
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Sector Council Development and Studies
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit Industry Canada Cooperative Programs with the Aviation Industry
Legislative Proposal National Airport Policy
Regulation New and Amended Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARS) and Standards
Policy or Program User Fees