Canadians Concerned about Airbnb’s Impact on Their Communities

Today, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) released new research highlighting that Canadians from coast to coast have serious reservations about the impact of short-term rentals, like Airbnb, on their communities.   “Canadians clearly disagree with the notion that Airbnb and other short-term rental platforms help create...

Continue Reading

Hotel Industry Welcomes Clarity on Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit

Last spring Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the government was considering lowering the federal legal blood-alcohol limit from 0.08% to 0.05%. The hospitality industry is pleased that the Minister’s office has now indicated they will not be moving forward with this proposal. The Hotel Association...

Continue Reading

2018 Federal Budget: How It Impacts You

On February 27, 2018, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Federal Budget, entitled Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class. HAC was among a group of a select few stakeholders invited to the Finance Minister’s Lock-Up where attendees were given an advance copy of the...

Continue Reading

A Major Win for Hotels Against Airbnb in the City of Toronto

On December 7, the Toronto City Council passed legislation to regulate the short-term accommodation rental industry, allowing rentals only in one’s principal residence. Secondary suites will not be allowed.   This means that the commercial side of Airbnb’s hosts – those running multiple suites and homes –...

Continue Reading

Hotels Win Against Airbnb in Vancouver

On November 14, the City of Vancouver passed legislation to regulate short-term rentals, allowing rentals only in one’s principal residence. This is great news for the hotel industry as this will eliminate the commercial side of Airbnb’s business (and other similar platforms) in Vancouver, which...

Continue Reading

HAC Welcomes Announcement on Tax Fairness Measures

The Hotel Association of Canada welcomed the announcement today by Small Business and Tourism Minister Bardish Chagger and Finance Minister Bill Morneau on further tax fairness measures. In a series of announcements this week, the association is encouraged to see that the government is listening...

Continue Reading