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Canadian COVID-19 Update | Thursday, April 30

April 30, 2020

TIAC’s Advocacy Work

  • TIAC’s State of Tourism in Canada during COVID-19 Dashboard report prepared by TIAC partners Twenty31 has been featured by Skift’s Rafat Ali as an example of good data and visualization of what tourism growth might look like post COVID-19. 
  • Statistics Canada released results for the Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Impact of COVID-19 on businesses
  • TIAC’s VP of Stakeholder Relations and Business Development participated on a Canadian Chamber of Commerce call to discuss support for the tourism sector.
  • Our bi-monthly TIAC Talk publication will resume distribution next week.
    • For those new to TIAC communications – this newsletter contains useful information and updates on the tourism sector at large, and not specific to COVID-19 updates. 
    • For a preview, you can check out past TIAC Talk articles here.

In case you missed it … 

Government Announcements

  • Today’s federal update by Prime Minister Trudeau focused on the Canadian military – primarily on the unfortunate accident of a Royal Canadian Navy helicopter crashing off the coast of Greece yesterday 
  • Yesterday, MPs met in a formal sitting of the House of Commons to pass a $9 billion aid package specially aimed at post-secondary and graduate students. Senate will sit Friday in order to pass the legislation. 
  • Minister of Economic Development, the Hon. Melanie Joly, appeared before the Industry Committee yesterday evening discussing the different measures the regional Economic Development Agencies of Canada have rolled out. 
    • Opposition members pushed the Minister on tourism-specific funding; however, the Minister did not have any new details to share at the time.
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