The 10 lobby groups with the most contact with federal officials

Here’s what they wanted to talk about: pipelines, tax credits, identity theft, livestock, credit cards, free trade agreements, meat inspection, land claims

By the numbers

Number of communication reports filed with the Federal lobbyist registry, from January to September 2012:

178: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Lobbied on: pipeline regulation, streamlining of Fisheries Act, tax credits, Clean Air Act related to greenhouse gas regulations

131: Canadian Bankers Association
Lobbied on: do-not-call list, identity theft laws, accounting rules, corporate income tax, mortgage insurance

113: Canadian Cattlemen’s Association
Lobbied on: livestock carcass grading regulations, imports of non-NAFTA beef and veal, financial loan guarantees, animal health

105: The Mining Association of Canada
Lobbied on: environmental assessment regulations, skills training, corporate taxation, remediation of abandoned mines

96: Canadian Federation Of Independent Business
Lobbied on: credit card code of conduct, budget recommendations, red tape reduction, Canada Pension Plan increases

95: Alliance of Manufacturers & Exporters Canada
Lobbied on: various free trade agreements, climate change, foreign workers program, research funding

92: World Society for the Protection of Animals Canada
Lobbied on: tighter animal cruelty laws, improved conditions for animals during transport, support for UN animal welfare declaration

92: Chicken Farmers of Canada
Lobbied on: meat inspection regulations, poultry import tariffs, medicated feed mixing regulations, food safety programs

91: General Motors of Canada Ltd.
Lobbied on: removal of EcoAuto levies, automotive investment fund, research funding, Canada-EU trade agreement

88: Canadian National Railway
Lobbied on: First Nations land claims, Pacific gateway initiative, railway noise control, replacement worker regulations

 





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The 10 lobby groups with the most contact with federal officials

  1. Canadian taxpayers paid for an industry network to go to China with Harper, including head honchos from:

    Enbridge Inc. (crude oil pipelines, natural gas transportation and distribution);

    Canadian Oil Sands Limited, holder of a 36.74% interest in Syncrude Joint Venture, along with partners:
    - Imperial Oil (25%) (where Harper’s father was an executive and Harper had his only job as a mail room clerk)
    - Suncor Energy (12%) (synthetic crude from oil sands)
    - Sinopec (9.03%) (Chinese-owned parent Sinopec Group is major petroleum company in China)
    - Mocal Energy (subsidiary of Nippon Oil Exploration, a Japanese petroleum exploration, importation and refining of crude oil company)
    - Murphy Oil (5%) (explores oil and natural gas worldwide);

    Nexen (through their 7.23% ownership of Syncrude, Chinese-owned, interests in oil sands). Nexen is controlled by:
    - Imperial Oil (owned 70% by ExxonMobil – a descendant of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, responsible for Alaska Valdez oil spill, provides funding for vocal global warming skeptics)
    - BHP Billiton Cda Inc.
    - Precision Drilling Corp.
    - Talisman Energy Inc.
    - Shell Canada Limited
    - Chevron Canada Ltd.
    - Encana Corporation
    - TransCanada Corp.
    - Canadian Oil Sands
    - Husky Energy Inc.
    - Irving Oil;

    Cameco (world’s largest publicly traded uranium company);

    Manulife (51% owned by Northern International Trust, part of Tianjim TEDA Investment Holding Co. Ltd., China, with $500 billion under management as at December 2011); and

    Scotiabank (owners of a minority stake in the Bank of Xi’an, China).

    ***
    Comprised of powerful oil and gas companies, China-related investment companies and the largest publicly-traded uranium company in the world, Harper very clearly reveals to whom his steadfast loyalties remain faithful.

    • Source…?

  2. Amazing how Governemtn Motors lobbies governemtn. Slight conflict of obvious interest there. Ditto bankers and beef cartel. I say cartel as not much processing competition and we do pay significantly more than Americans. Lots of these groups just want tax dollars for nothing too.

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      • stop spamming

  4. If a lobby group is so important, why don’t they do their meetings in a hotel lobby?

  5. a shyrsh

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  6. cool

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