Miller Asks Province For Support For Tourism Industries, Stresses Residents To Support Local
Norm Miller, MPP for Parry Sound - Muskoka, had three opportunities to speak in the Legislature this week and used them all to inform his colleagues about the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism sector.
Over the past few weeks the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs held hearings with the tourism sector to learn about the impacts of COVID-19.
On Wednesday, Miller made a Member’s Statement about some of the issues that were raised by tourism stakeholders during the hearings and then during Question Period asked Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, what the government is doing to support the recovery of this sector.
The Minister reiterated her efforts to support tourism and hospitality businesses with marketing dollars to encourage Ontarians to spend their vacation dollars in Ontario this summer.
Miller says “I will continue to do everything I can to advocate for those tourism businesses that are not yet allowed to operate or are limited to a point that operating doesn’t make sense like tour boat operators and attractions like Santa’s Village,” he said.
Shop local. Eat local. Play local. And vacation local, Miller stressed.