Fostering Fair Competition in Canada with Budget 2019

Canada’s Hotel Industry Applauds the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations Report     (December 20th, 2018) Ottawa – Today, the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) called on the federal government to follow through on the Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations Report. The Committee...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 –...

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