OTTAWA — Canada’s tourism industry was recognized in yesterday’s federal government budget, which is a positive sign for the industry.

“Economic Action Plan 2015 proposes to provide additional support to the Canadian Tourism Commission to embark on a new marketing campaign in the United States, in partnership with the tourism industry,” said Joe Oliver, the finance minister. The targeted campaign is expected to attract a larger number of American visitors to Canada, helping to promote economic activity and job creation in the tourism sector.

The government has also announced plans to provide $2.8 billion to support improvements to heritage, tourism, waterway and highway assets located within national historic sites, parks and marine conservation areas.

The new federal budget is available online at


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