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Global Public Affairs launches practice to help clients handle reputational damage

News | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Wednesday, 02/12/2020 4:06 pm EST

Food and beverage lobby’s data lacking in scientific accuracy, says university study

News | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Tuesday, 02/11/2020 4:40 pm EST

Morning Brief: Communication Reports: Feb. 3, 2020 to Feb. 9, 2020

MORNING BRIEFING | THE LOBBY MONITOR
Published: Tuesday, 02/11/2020 12:00 am EST

Communication Reports: Feb. 3, 2020 to Feb. 9, 2020

News,Communication Reports | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Monday, 02/10/2020 3:04 pm EST
Last Updated: Tuesday, 02/18/2020 2:47 pm EST

ISSUE 2020-02-07

Issue Date: 
Fri, 2020-02-07 (All day)
Issue Email Content: 

Here’s a rundown of the news we covered this week:

Enterprise Canada closed its office in St. Catharines, Ont., and opened a new office in Hamilton, Ont. The new location was chosen, in part, to take advantage of the city’s growing talent in creative industries, according to Jason Lietaer, Enterprise’s president. The firm is interested in staff with a background in fields such as multimedia design and digital campaigns since it launched an in-house digital and creative services agency in October, known as “Hub at Enterprise.”

Enterprise now has locations in Toronto, Hamilton and Edmonton, as well as an office in Ottawa that it jointly operates with Navigator, a public relations firm.

Melissa Lantsman, a former veteran of the election campaign team for Ontario Premier Doug Ford, has joined Enterprise as vice-president of national public affairs. Lantsman previously served as campaign director in Ford’s war room in 2018. Following Ford’s election, Lantsman took a position with Hill+Knowlton Strategies as a vice-president of public affairs. Lantsman is also an active volunteer, and currently serves as vice-president of the Ontario PC party executive.

The federal ethics office finished 2019 with 41 case files closed, according to reports released by the office. The most recent quarterly statistics report covers the period between Oct. 1 and  Dec. 31. One of the most high-profile cases closed in 2019 was an investigation into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The ethics office released a report in August that declared Trudeau had violated ethics rules by improperly pressuring former Justice minister, and now Independent MP Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in a criminal prosecution involving SNC-Lavalin.

Health was the most common subject matter listed in communication reports posted between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2. That subject appeared in 25 communication reports posted in that time frame, contributing to a trend of rising health-related conversations on the Hill. The number of communication reports filed related to health totalled 30 in October, which more than doubled in November to 71, and then reached 109 reports in December. However, the December total still fell short of the 209 communication reports filed in June on the subject of health.

In new registrations, eight new registry filings were posted to the federal lobbyists’ registry this week, with Global Public Affairs (GPA) hired for three of those files.

The Canada Cleantech Alliance started its first file on Jan. 27 with GPA consultant Fernando Melo. The alliance is composed of provincial organizations that promote technology with a reduced carbon footprint. It would like to discuss the possibility of the federal budget allowing the use of flow-through shares by clean tech companies, the registry shows.

Melo will communicate with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Environment, Finance, Innovation, the Privy Council Office (PCO), and MPs and senators.

Also new on the registry is the CCG 2026 Feasibility Corporation, which would like to talk to the federal government about the feasibility of Alberta hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. CCG started its first file on Feb. 2 with GPA consultant Hunter Doubt.

He will communicate with the PMO, Canadian Heritage, the PCO, the Intergovernmental Affairs Secretariat, and MPs.

The last new registry file listing GPA was posted by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. The ballet company started its file on Feb. 3 with GPA consultant Sean Casey, and then added Casey’s colleague, consultant Andrea Beltran, on Feb. 4.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is interested in discussing a possible increase in the budget of the federal government’s Canadian Arts Training Fund (CATF), the registry shows.

The program has an annual budget of $24.1 million. Canadian Heritage has estimated that annual public demand for CAFT funding often exceeds its budget by an average of 18 per cent.
 

New registry files posted between 2020-02-03 and 2020-02-07

Organization, Corporation or Client Name Registrant Name
Meridien Atlantic Fishing ltd. Robert Thibault
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Andrea Beltran, Global Public Affairs
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Sean Casey, Global Public Affairs
napanee bay fisheries co-op Grant Gillies, Round Sustainable Economic Development and Mediation Services Corporation
Fras Solutions Inc. Francis Belzile, CAP PME Inc.
Phytimpact Inc Francis Belzile, CAP PME Inc.
CCG 2026 Feasibility Corporation Hunter Doubt, Global Public Affairs
Canada Cleantech Alliance Fernando Melo, Global Public Affairs
Torngat Metals BRUCE HARTLEY, Prospectus Associates in Corporate Development

Based on a search of the federal lobbyists' registry on Feb. 7 at 9:15 a.m.
 

New registrations posted between 2020-02-03 and 2020-02-07

Organization, Corporation or Client Name Registrant Name
Bilcon Of Delaware Inc Kenzie McKeegan, Loyalist Public Affairs
Bilcon Of Delaware Inc Dan Mader, Loyalist Public Affairs
Veeam Software Kevin Tetreault, The Capital Hill Group Inc.
Evraz Inc. NA Canada Shane Mackenzie, Ensight Canada
CANADIAN ENERGY PIPELINE ASSOCIATION / ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DE PIPELINES D'ENERGIE Nancy Cruz, Global Public Affairs
McAfee Canada ULC Steven Noonan, CFN Consultants
McAfee Canada ULC John Turnbull, CFN Consultants
Metis Settlements General Council Frannie Sobcov, StrategyCorp Inc.
Lyft Inc. Susie Heath, Crestview Strategy
Chicken Farmers of Ontario Rob Dougans, President & CEO
Skate Canada / Patinage Canada DON MOORS, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Skate Canada / Patinage Canada Joshua Matthewman, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Skate Canada / Patinage Canada Brian Klunder, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Xplornet Communications Inc. Lambert Guilbault, Public Affairs Advisors / Conseillers Affaires Publiques
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Thoughtwire Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Fluent Beverages Limited Partnership Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Ticketmaster Canada Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
MLS Canada LP Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Merck Canada Inc. Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. Chad Rogers, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Nieuport Aviation Bob Richardson, Hammersmith Consulting
Equispheres Sophia Koukoulas, GLOBAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Syngenta Canada Matthew Triemstra, Ensight Canada
CONOCO PHILLIPS CANADA Nancy Cruz, Global Public Affairs
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity / Le Centre des arts de Banff Andrea Beltran, Global Public Affairs
Innergex énergie renouvelable inc. Guillaume Fillion, Le Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL
VMware Inc. John Delacourt, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Canadian Nuclear Association / Association nucleaire canadienne UTILIA AMARAL
Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada Jeremy Bruce, Summa Strategies
Nunavut Resources Corporation Noah Niznick, PAA Public Affairs Advisors Inc. / CAP Conseillers Affaires Publiques Inc.
Craig Manufacturing Ltd. Erik De Lorenzi, StrategyCorp Inc.
Explorers and Producers Association of Canada Fernando Melo, Global Public Affairs
S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. Sarina Rehal, Crestview Strategy Inc.
Infection Prevention and Control Canada / Prévention et contrôle des infections Canada Mina Moser
Canadian Alliance of Student Associations / Alliance canadienne des associations etudiantes Mina Moser
CommunityLogiq Software Inc. Kevin Bosch, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries Natalia Lasakova, Global Public Affairs
Vancouver Art Gallery Patrick Kennedy, Earnscliffe Strategy Group Inc.
Lockheed Martin Canada Ramina Ghassemi, McMillan Vantage Policy Group

 

Reactivations posted between 2020-02-03 and 2020-02-07

Organization, Corporation or Client Name Registrant Name
United Farmers of Alberta Shane Mackenzie, Ensight Canada
Barrick Gold Corporation / Société Aurifère Barrick Susie Heath, Crestview Strategy
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation / Fondation de la recherche sur le diabète juvénile Ryan Singh, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Woodtone Industries FRANCIS SCHILLER, Public Interests Research and Communications Inc.
Breakfast Club of Canada / Club des petits déjeuners du Canada Kate Moseley-Williams, Crestview Strategy
Teva Canada Ltd. Sheamus Murphy, Counsel Public Affairs Inc.
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY / La société Chemin de fer Canadien Pacifique Limitée Jeremy Wittet, Edelman
Hewlett Packard Canada Co. Jeremy Wittet, Edelman
Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Company / Societe d'assurance Hypothecaire Canada Guaranty Brian Klunder, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Canadian Association for Long Term Care Hannah Casey, Santis Health
Canadian Association of Radiologists / L'Association canadienne des radiologistes Ryan Singh, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Johnson and Johnson Inc. Jim Pimblett, Public Square Strategy
Abbott Diabetes Care Canada Jim Pimblett, Public Square Strategy

 

Global Public Affairs most featured in new registry files

News,Registrations | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Friday, 02/07/2020 1:35 pm EST
Last Updated: Friday, 02/07/2020 3:22 pm EST

New registrations Feb. 3, 2020 to Feb. 7, 2020

News,Registrations | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Friday, 02/07/2020 1:31 pm EST

Flourishing arts scene and creative prospects bring Enterprise to Ontario’s Steeltown

News | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Thursday, 02/06/2020 1:34 pm EST

Morning Brief: Enterprise's public affairs practice gains Ontario election campaign veteran

MORNING BRIEFING | THE LOBBY MONITOR
Published: Thursday, 02/06/2020 12:00 am EST

On Queen Street: Enterprise’s public affairs practice gains Ontario election campaign veteran

News,People | JESSE CNOCKAERT
Published: Wednesday, 02/05/2020 4:14 pm EST
  
                    
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