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Canadian Advocacy Update | Dec. 9, 2020

December 9, 2020

In the House On Tuesday, December 8th, MP Gudie Hutchings rose in the House of Commons to speak of TIAC President and CEO, Charlotte Bell. 

TIAC’s Advocacy Update

  • On Monday TIAC’s Acting CEO participated in a meeting of Tourism Roundtable Steering Committee
  • On Wednesday, TIAC’s board chair presented at the Future Borders Coalition’s Government–Industry webinar; Paths to Recovery: Testing and Vaccination for Safe Restart of Air Travel 
  • Today, TIAC’s Acting CEO met with MP Tony Baldinelli, Conservative Party’s Special Advisor to on Tourism Recovery

TIAC’s Acting CEO continues advocacy outreach to discuss measures outlined in the Fall Economic Statement with key decision makers.

Government Announcements 

  • Emergency Measures Administered by the CRA 
  • ISED participated in a meeting with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to go over the current federal emergency measure programs for businesses and individuals, administered by the CRA. 
  • Relevant Links:
  • Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy
  • Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy
  • Today, Health Canada announces it has authorized the first COVID-19 vaccine
  • Alberta has imposed tough new public health measures amidst rising COVID-19 infections
  • All indoor and outdoor public and private gatherings prohibited 
  • Festivals, parades, events, concerts, exhibitions, etc. remain prohibited
  • Mandatory province wide mask requirement 
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  • Manitoba extends COVID-19 restrictions through the holidays 
  • Gatherings to be banned this year, December 12 to January 8, 2021
  • PEI has entered a two week circuit-breaker lockdown 
  • From December 7 to December 21, Islanders are being urged to stay home as much as possible and many non essential services and businesses have been closed
  • Quebec announced $1.4B for Northern development – includes portion for tourism 
  • Section two marks $32.4M for entrepreneurship with three of nine initiatives around tourism 
  • Northwest Territories have extended public health measures 
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