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TIAO is well positioned to deliver results to its membership on several key objectives

  • Raising the profile and economic importance of the tourism and hospitality industry with governments, media and the public
  • Providing industry input and perspective on government policy that has the potential to impact the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Working with other tourism industry organizations to respond in a timely manner to critical issues as they arise
  • Advocating to all levels of government to invest more resources in the tourism and hospitality industry
  • Providing timely information to member organizations on important information and developments impacting the industry

Who do we talk to?

  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

  • Office of the Premier

  • Ministry of Finance

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade 

  • Ministry of Education 

  • Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines

  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks 

  • Ministry of Government and Consumer Services 

  • Ministry of Infrastructure

  • Ministry of Labour 

  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing 

  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry 

  • Ministry for Seniors and Accessibility

  • Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities 

  • Ministry of Transportation

  • Opposition Parties including leaders and critics

Current Issues Agenda

  • Cannabis Legislation (In the Workplace)
  • Conservation Authorities Act 
  • Housing 
    • Bill 108, More Homes, More Choices Act, 2019
  • Labour Shortage 
  • Modernizing Ontario's Environmental Assessment Program 
  • Municipal Accommodation Tax
  • Ontario Immigration Act
  • Ontario Tourism Strategy 
  • Pay Transparency, Requirement to Report 
  • Transportation

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