With the Federal Election approaching this fall, the Hotel Association of Canada is launching its 2019 election strategy in order to ensure our industry’s concerns are heard.
We encourage you to engage in election-related activities this summer and fall, in order to ensure that candidates from all parties receive our message. Participation and engagement from members at the grassroots level will be pivotal to our campaign’s success. The federal election timing provides a unique opportunity for you to make your voice heard and continue the momentum following HAC’s previous advocacy success.
We must ensure that Canada’s future federal government leaders understand the important role that the hotel & lodging sector plays in our economy and communities around the country.
HAC’s election campaign will focus on the top two issues of concern for our members: 1) The need for fair rules for the short-term rental industry and 2) Encouraging support for new programs to ease labour supply shortages in the hotel sector.
Our election site, grassroots kit and related materials will continue to be updated with any new developments throughout the campaign, so please be sure to check back regularly for updates.
Online platforms are being used to operate commercial accommodation businesses in residential neighbourhoods, resulting in unintended consequences including lost tax revenue, loss of affordable housing, community nuisances, and even criminal activity. Canada’s existing legislation is not designed for the 21st century and must be modernized. In advance of the 2019 Federal Election, we’re encouraging candidates to create a level playing field and ensure digital businesses contribute their fair share to the Canadian economy.
Labour supply shortages in the hotel sector remain the single biggest issue of concern for hoteliers. Finding a solution to this labour shortage will benefit all Canadians, understaffed hotels and help grow the economy. In advance of the 2019 Federal Election, we’re encouraging candidates to support our industry’s call for new programs to ease labour supply shortages in the hotel sector.