Government Affairs Committee Canada

Government Affairs Committee Canada


Committee Responsibilities

  • Develop and carry out government affairs and advocacy strategies, including proposing legislation and regulations that would positively impact fleets, as approved by the Board of Directors or President.
  • Create issue-specific workgroups and task forces as needed with input from the President and Chief Executive Officer.  Fill positions on such workgroups with appropriate individuals.
  • Monitor and draft responses, as appropriate, to legislation and regulations that would affect fleets.
  • Make recommendations and seek President or Board of Directors approval on responses to legislation and regulations.
  • Seek Regular Member and Associate Member input and action on legislation and regulations that would affect fleets.
  • Increase the number of Regular Members who participate in workgroups and taskforces that develop NAFA positions and comments on legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Activate Regular Members by providing tools they can use to educate their management on fleet issues and to communicate directly with parliamentarians and regulators.
  • Involve Regular Members directly through Ottawa “Fly-ins” and NAFA leadership meetings with key parliamentarians and regulators.
  • Suggest article ideas for publication in NAFA’s magazine and newsletter.
  • Inform public policy through regular, coordinated interaction with parliamentarians and regulators.
  • Shape public policy by providing credible, valid information to parliamentarians and regulators at an early point with continued involvement throughout the process.
  • Educate stakeholders on regulatory and legislative issues through NAFAConnection, webinars, conference calls, alerts or other modes of communication.
  • Meet at least once a month by conference call to review current activities and to consider new initiatives.
  • Ensure regional input from across Canada.
  • Ensure French language representation.

Committee Members

Chair
Scott Lindsay
Director Materials Management
Peel Regional Police Service
(905) 453-3311
Vice Chair – Regular Member
Jim Laverty
Manager, Vehicle Pool
University of Alberta
(780) 492-1920
(780) 492-1924
Vice Chair – Associate Member
Peter Nogalo
Manager, Marketing
ARI
(905) 804-2129
Board Leader
Michael Cole
Team Lead, Strategic
Government of Ontario Fleet Management Center
(905) 704-2482
(905) 704-2833