TIANS was very pleased to hear the federal government acknowledge Tourism as one of the hardest hit industries as a result of the pandemic during today’s Throne Speech. Government has committed to investing funds and resources to support the sector.

Commitments were also made regarding an extension of Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) through to Summer 2021 and enhancements to Canada Emergency Business Account(CEBA) and Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP).

Since March, TIANS has been working with partners from across Canada to ensure industry concerns and needs are heard. Today’s announcements are a positive move towards a strategic rebuilding of the tourism industry.

Read A Stronger & More Resilient Canada: Speech from the Throne (to open the second session of the forty-third parliament of Canada. 

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