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e-2737 (Economy and finance)

E-petition
Initiated by Jeffery Moreau from Eagle River, Ontario

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

Whereas:
  • The survival of the tourism sector is important to the economic recovery of Canada;
  • Canada’s tourism businesses have suffered a major economic hit due to COVID-19 shutdowns;
  • Many tourism businesses in Canada are reliant on visitors from outside the country, and may not able to operate until the border re-opens;
  • Current federal support programs for businesses are not optimized for seasonal industries;
  • Without relief, many tourism operators are at risk of losing their businesses;
  • The local economy in many regions, particularly Northern Ontario, is heavily reliant on tourism businesses and the visitors they attract; and
  • Permanent closure of tourism businesses would have devastating long-term impacts on the economy as a whole.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to provide direct financial relief to tourism operators.
Open for signature
August 13, 2020, at 5:02 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
November 11, 2020, at 5:02 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Eric Melillo
Kenora
Conservative Caucus
Ontario
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