Who's Lobbying Who: August 2011

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The following organizations and consultant lobbyists submitted their registrations under the BC Lobbyists Registration Act between August 1 and August 31, 2011. The full details of each registration are searchable at www.lobbyistsregistrar.bc.ca.

1.       Don Avison and Bruce Clayman, in-house lobbyists for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, are lobbying various public office holders to seek annualized funding to support the activities of the Foundation.

2.       Mike Bailey, a consultant lobbyist for Western Policy Consultants Inc., is arranging meetings between his client, the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia, and various public office holders to brief officials on the broad range of occupations of the members of the Real Estate Institute of BC and how they could be a resource to the BC Government.

3.       Brian Cox, an in-house lobbyist for Canada's National Brewers, is lobbying various public office holders to encourage changes to public policy regarding manufacturing, licensing, recycling, trade, distribution, marketing, sales, environmental and responsible consumption issues pertaining to beer and beverage alcohol in BC.

4.       Robert Dawson and Christopher Smith, in-house lobbyists for Pfizer Canada, are lobbying various public office holders to provide health policy and pharmaceutical information, to pursue agreements for the purposes of reimbursement of a Pfizer pharmaceutical medicine, and to seek new partnerships in science and technology.

5.       Eric Denhoff, an in-house lobbyist for the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, is meeting with the Minister of Energy and Mines, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Tourism British Columbia (and/or their staff) to advocate for continued BC involvement in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry, a feed-in tariff for fuel cells, and policies supportive of research and development and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell initiatives.

6.       Ken Dobell, a consultant lobbyist for Dobell Advisory Services, is arranging meetings between his client, Rogers Communications Inc., and the Office of the Premier, the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, the Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government, and the Minister of Finance (and/or their staff) to discuss BC government procurement of wireless communications services in order to maintain Rogers' role as a supplier of wireless communications services.

7.       Michael Drummond, a consultant lobbyist for Earnscliffe BC, is arranging meetings between his client, physicians at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, and the Minister of Health (and/or staff) to discuss completion of the upper floors of the new Vernon Jubilee Hospital.

8.       Michael Goehring and Tamara Little, consultant lobbyists for National PR, are arranging meetings on behalf of their client, the Clean Energy Association of British Columbia, with various public office holders to increase the relationship between the independent clean energy sector and government.

9.       Vincent Gogolek, an in-house lobbyist for the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association, is lobbying various public office holders to modify or amend FIPPA, PIPA and other statutes and related regulations and programs to improve access to information and better protect privacy.

10.   Timothy Haig and Alison Ouellet, in-house lobbyists for the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association are arranging meetings with the Minister of Energy and Mines (and/or staff) to discuss renewable fuels policy in the province of British Columbia.

11.   Patrick Hrushowy, a consultant lobbyist for Sequoia Management Group Inc., is arranging meetings between his client, the Construction Labour Relations Association, and various MLAs (and/or their staff) to gain support for enhanced trades training; the Minister of Energy and Mines to urge support for resource development to enhance construction opportunities; and the Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government to discuss IR issues in the construction industry.

12.   In-house lobbyists for Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. are lobbying various public office holders to increase awareness around stroke and trial fibrillation and to discuss seniors’ health issues and drug plans.

13.   In-house lobbyists for the British Columbia Real Estate Association are arranging meetings with various public office holders to discuss a broad range of issues including increasing the Property Transfer Tax threshold, developing a bylaw standard for local governments regarding residential uses on Agricultural Land Reserve properties, impending changes to the Strata Property Regulation and recommendations for further amendments to the Strata Property Act.

14.   In-house lobbyists for Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association are arranging meetings with the Minister of Health (and/or staff) to discuss policies on reimbursement of pharmacists for dispensing generic drugs, the expeditious listing by PharmaCare of generic drugs, and international trade issues regarding pharmaceutical products.

15.   In-house lobbyists for Canadian Pacific are lobbying various public office holders to discuss a broad range of issues such as promoting the CP approach regarding First Nations consultation, addressing the impact of the air emission policy on the railway industry, and land use and community issues adjacent to railway corridor.

16.   In-house lobbyists for Canadian Tire Corporation are requesting that the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and MLA Joan McIntyre – West Vancouver-Sea to Sky (and/or their staff) participate in winter driving safety events hosted by Canadian Tire and safety organizations.  They are also inviting the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to attend the Pedal for Kids Bike Tour kickoff ceremony.

17.   In-house lobbyists for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association are lobbying the Minister of Environment (and/or staff) on the Environmental Management Act’s Recycling Regulation with respect to impacts on CWTA’s cell phone recycling stewardship program.  They are also arranging meetings with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure (and/or staff) to discuss distracted driving legislation and cell phone ban.

18.   In-house lobbyists for the Canadian Youth Business Foundation are arranging meetings with various public office holders to obtain government funding in the form of a grant.

19.   In-house lobbyists for CropLife Canada are lobbying the Office of the Premier, the Minister of Agriculture, the Minister of Environment, and various MLAs (and/or their staff) to keep the Government of BC apprised of the latest developments in plant science as well as the benefits of plant sciences technology for BC agriculture and the use of Health Canada approved pesticides for preservation of urban green spaces, pest control, and weed control in important public spaces.

20.   In-house lobbyists for the Council of Forest Industries/BC Lumber Trade Council are arranging meetings with various public office holders to discuss various issues including the Softwood Lumber Agreement, the Solid Wood Processing Code of Practice, the Timber Disposition Strategy, and policy regarding coverage for those engaged in forest fire control.

21.   In-house lobbyists for the David Suzuki Foundation are arranging meetings with the Office of the Premier, the Minister of Environment, the Parliamentary Secretary for Clean Technology to the Minister of Energy and Mines, and the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure (and/or their staff) to discuss a broad range of topics such as the BC carbon tax, transit funding, and sustainable energy solutions.

22.   In-house lobbyists for EPCOR Utilities Inc. are arranging meetings with Partnerships British Columbia Inc. to provide information on EPCOR's expertise in water and wastewater treatment operations and electricity distribution and transmission for commercial, industrial and municipal customers.

23.   In-house lobbyists for FortisBC Energy Inc. are lobbying various public office holders to discuss alternative energy solutions, natural gas utilization, Terasen Gas Inc.’s energy efficiency programs, carbon credits and other related topics.

24.   In-house lobbyists for General Motors of Canada Limited are lobbying various public office holders to develop policies regarding sustainable transportation initiatives to encourage the adoption of advanced technology vehicles in accordance with BC's greenhouse gas reduction goals.

25.   In-house lobbyists for GS1 Canada are lobbying the Minister of Health (and/or staff) to discuss the national collaboration for standards development and adoption in the healthcare supply chain.

26.   In-house lobbyists for Hoffmann-La Roche Limited are arranging meetings with the Minister of Health and the Minister of Finance (and/or their staff) to discuss a broad range of topics including budgets related to the biopharmaceutical industry, Biologics and Genetic Therapies, and Subsequent Entry Biologics.

27.   In-house lobbyists for Imperial Oil Limited are lobbying the various public office to encourage the repeal of/or amendments to the BC Low Carbon Fuels Requirements Regulation, the adoption of pro-development fiscal policies for natural gas in BC and discussions on municipal by-laws regarding remediated property certification.

28.   In-house lobbyists for Nexterra Systems Corp. are lobbying various public office holders to encourage the adoption and implementation of programs and policies that support biomass energy research and development, biomass energy projects and the adoption of clean energy solutions; to advise of the cost effective and carbon-neutral attributes/benefits of biomass energy systems incorporating Nexterra technology and equipment; to propose that grants, contributions and other financial support be provided for BC-based bioenergy research and development, and for bioenergy demonstration projects; and to encourage provincial entities to purchase cost effective and carbon-neutral biomass energy systems.

29.   In-house lobbyists for United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1518 are arranging meetings with various MLAs (and/or their staff) to discuss labour legislation and policy.

30.   Susan Lambert, an in-house lobbyist for the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, is lobbying the Minister of Education (and/or staff) to discuss various topics such as education funding issues, professional development, and the government’s future directions in education.  Susan is also arranging meetings with the Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government (and/or staff) to discuss teacher bargaining issues.

31.   Gary Ley, a consultant lobbyist for Gary Ley Public Affairs, is arranging meetings between his client, Douglas Channel Energy Partnership, and the Minister of Energy and Mines and the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (and/or their staff) to request provincial government support for the DCEP project in terms of permitting.

32.   Gary Ley is also arranging meetings between his client, Haisla Nation Council, and the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, the Minister of Energy and Mines, and the Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation (and/or their staff) to seek approval for the return of the Haisla mask now at the Royal BC Museum and to gain provincial government support for Haisla issues of concern, including economic development opportunities.

33.   Marnie Mitchell, an in-house lobbyist for the B.C. Pharmacy Association, is lobbying the Minister of Health (and/or staff) to discuss fees and other compensation for pharmacists and pharmacies in British Columbia to ensure they are fair.

34.   John Moonen, a consultant lobbyist for John Moonen & Associates Ltd., is arranging meetings with his client, Geo Bezdan Sales Ltd., and various public office holders to discuss a change to the Building Code to permit a wider variety of railings in new construction.

35.   Don Nixdorf, an in-house lobbyist for the BC Chiropractic Association, is planning to meet with the Minister of Health (and/or staff) to discuss health policy.

36.   Richard Prokopanko and Sharon Singh, in-house lobbyists for Rio Tinto, are arranging meetings with various public office holders to keep them apprised of their organization’s modernization project.

37.   Robert Rauscher, an in-house lobbyist for Acceleras Consulting Inc., is lobbying various Health Authorities to discuss policies and decisions related to diagnostic imaging, procurement and primary care.

38.   Derek Raymaker, a consultant lobbyist, is arranging meetings on behalf of his client, Greg Monforton & Partners, and the Office of the Premier, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Attorney General (and/or their staff) to raise awareness of legal issues and expertise available in other jurisdictions regarding health care cost-recovery litigation involving the tobacco industry and the benefits of a national coalition of provincial governments for health care cost-recovery litigation.

39.   Cyrus Reporter, a consultant lobbyist for Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, is lobbying the Office of the Premier on behalf of his client, the Entertainment Software Association of Canada, to encourage the amendment of current regulations to exclude certain media from e waste recycling regulations.

40.   Robert Sloat and Steven Ness, in-house lobbyists for Surety Association of Canada, are arranging meetings with various public office holders to ensure they are informed of Surety products and processes and contract risk management.

41.   Don Stickney, a consultant lobbyist for Fleishman-Hillard, is arranging meetings between his client, the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and the Minister of Health, the Minister of Advanced Education and MLA Richard Lee - Burnaby-North (and/or their staff) to discuss BCIT's ongoing and future operations.

42.   Hal Stovall and Linda Chow, in-house lobbyists for Eli Lilly Canada Inc., are meeting with various public office holders to discuss any product listing agreement or drug policy that affects their organization.

43.   Craig Wisehart and Joyce Thayer, in-house lobbyists for the Electronics Stewardship Association of British Columbia, are lobbying the Minister of Environment (and/or staff) to raise awareness about the benefits of industry led extended producer responsibility product stewardship.

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The following organizations and consultant lobbyists submitted their registrations under the BC Lobbyists Registration Act between July 1 and July 31, 2011. The full details of each registration are searchable at www.lobbyistsregistrar.bc.ca.

Office of the Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia