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Canadian COVID-19 Update | Friday, May 22

May 29, 2020

TIAC’s Advocacy Update

  • Today, TIAC participated in a regularly scheduled call with ISED Assistant Deputy Minister Paul Thompson 
    • TIAC continued to emphasize the problems encountered by Destination Marketing Organizations in accessing the new funding managed by Canada’s 6 Regional Development Agencies.  
  • Our partners at Destination Canada have released new data on COVID-19 impacts to the tourism sector, and a new recovery outlook document 

Government Announcements

  • Today, a Cabinet meeting was held to determine if the House of Commons will return to regular sittings next week 
  • The Prime Minister also hosted a call with provincial Premiers today to discuss how to safely reopen the economy, and the need to adjust to ‘a new normal’
  • More federal resources were announced for COVID-19 contact tracing including interviewers from Statistics Canadare supported but balancing this with ensuring airlines are able to recover.
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