Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak

The Hotel Association of Canada is monitoring developments around COVID-19 closely and is working in partnership with Public Health to bring you the latest developments.   What has become clear over the past few weeks is that the situation is evolving daily and having a significant impact...

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2019 Awards of Excellence Recipients

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to honour six recipients with an Award of Excellence. Each year, HAC recognizes members who demonstrate significant accomplishments and represent some of the finest examples of professionalism, quality, and excellence in the hotel industry. [vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid"...

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2020 Board of Directors

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), is pleased to announce its 2020 Board of Directors:   Representing Corporate Brands: Jonathan Lund, IHG (Chair) Sara Glenn, Accor Hotels (Vice-Chair) Brian Leon, Choice Hotels Roz Winegrad, Marriott Hotels of Canada Ally Wesson, Realstar Hospitality Scott Duff, Wyndham Hotel Group   Representing...

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Top 5: November 2019 

Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Rules Upheld By Ontario Tribunal Following a lengthy legal process, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has ruled in favour of the City of Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Regulations. This is a significant and precedent-setting win for the hotel industry. ACCESS → [vc_separator type="normal" position="left" color="D3D3D3"...

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Cabinet Announcement

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has unveiled the roster of ministers he’s selected to comprise cabinet in his minority government. On HAC’s key issues - fair rules for the short-term rental industry and support for labour shortages - we will be working with the Minister of Finance;...

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Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Rules Upheld by Ontario Tribunal

Joint Statement from the Hotel Association of Canada, the Ontario Restaurant,  Hotel & Motel Association and the Greater Toronto Hotel Association:   Following a lengthy legal process, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) has ruled in favour of the City of Toronto’s Short-Term Rental Regulations. This is a significant...

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Top 5: October 2019 

Election 2019: How it Impacts the Issues Facing Hoteliers   On Taxing Short-Term Rentals:  HAC was able to secure a campaign commitment from the Liberals to collect corporate income tax from digital giants, like Airbnb, and require them to charge the HST at the point of purchase. The corporate...

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HAC’S Federal Election Platform Analysis

  In order to help you make an informed decision, HAC has analyzed each platform from a hotel perspective. Included in HAC's Federal Election Platform Analysis are the highlights from each major party on the issues that matter the most to hotels.       [no_button size="" style="" text="HAC's Federal...

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Top 5: August 2019  | Top 5 : août 2019

HAC Published in the Hill Times: Why do digital businesses get a free ride? Federal parties and candidates should commit to bringing Canada's tax laws into the 21st century to benefit the Canadian economy, writes Alana Baker, Director of Government Relations at the Hotel Association of...

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HAC 2020 Pre-Budget Submission

In early August, HAC submitted its written brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for the pre-budget consultations in advance of the 2020 Federal Budget.   On behalf of Canada’s hotel industry, HAC’s pre-budget submission focused on recommendations including tax fairness for digital offshore...

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