Lobbying Activity Report


Organization: Arthritis Society Canada
Associated registration: 6595-3352-5
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-10-29
Arranged a meeting: Yes
Posted date: 2021-11-17

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Kelly Gorman
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Kristy Anderson, Executive Director
Access and Wait Times, Health

Alex MacDonald, Senior Ministerial Advisor
Minister of Health, Health
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Meetings focused around asking government to remove provincial sales tax on medical cannabis; adopt receommendations and implement electronic arthritis triage tool and care pathway focused on population-based approaches to improving appropriate and early access to diagnosis and treatment for people living with arthritis that can improved wait for joint replacement surgeries, especially during COVID-19. Also, continue to work closely to support transition to biosimilar medications and recommend reinvestment of savings into funding for new medications and efficient care pathways.
  • Development of any legislative proposal by the government of British Columbia, a Provincial entity or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  • Introduction, amendment, passage or defeat of any Bill or resolution in or before the Legislative Assembly
  • Development or enactment of any regulation, including the enactment of a regulation for the purposes of amending or repealing a regulation
  • Development, establishment, amendment or termination of any program, policy, directive or guideline of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
  • Awarding, amendment or termination of any contract, grant or financial benefit by or on behalf of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
  • Decision by the Executive Council or a member of the Executive Council to transfer from the Crown for consideration all or part of, or any interest in or asset of, any business, enterprise or institution that provides goods or services to the Crown, a Provincial entity or the public
COVID-19, Cannabis, Finances and Budgets, Gaming and Lotteries, Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Non-Profit Organization, Science and Technology, Senior Citizens, Taxation and Finance
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Trish Barbato
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.

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