OTTAWA ─ The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), the Tourism Industry Association of Canada and Restaurants Canada have joined forces in their lobbying effort to secure tax relief and a credit facility for the sector as a whole.

Collectively, the foodservice, tourism and hospitality sectors represent $139 billion in direct economic activity and support 1.8 million employees in Canada ─ nearly one in 10 Canadians in the workforce. According to a release issued by HAC, “Without immediate access to liquidity, our industry is at risk of permanent damage. Many businesses that are shuttered will not reopen, and the duration of unemployment for hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers will last much longer than necessary. The speed and strength of our recovery will depend on the government’s decision to support us.”

The group is asking that the industry show its support by signing a joint proposal and to send a letter to your Member of Parliament. Those interested in doing so should:

1) Put your signature on the joint proposal by clicking here.
2) Send a letter to your Member of Parliament urging him/her to support this proposal.

The letter is already pre-written for you, you just need to input your name and address. Click here to send a letter.


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