ACTA welcomes the Liberal government’s extension of the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (SCAR), as promised in the Speech from the Throne ACTA has long advocated on behalf of Canadian trips for SCAR extension
“The extension of SCAR is great news for businesses affected by the COVID19 pandemic, especially hardest hit industries in Canada such as travel agencies,” said Wendy Paradis, ACTA President “We applaud the government for working with ACTA and our other industry partners and for committing to expanding a program so essential to so many CanadiansShe added: “However, while we are encouraged by the remarks shared in the Speech from the Throne and our voices have been heard, ACTA’s advocacy efforts do not end there. In fact, we’ve just entered the next stage of critical lobbying to ensure that travel agents are involved in all types of financial support for as long as possible.”
The Speech from the Throne also included a commitment to take further steps to bring vulnerable businesses on the other side of the pandemic closer, including a commitment to provide additional support to industries that have been most affected by the pandemic.
This fall, in addition to expanding the wage subsidy, the government will take additional steps to connect the hardest hit businesses on the other side of the pandemic by:
– And providing additional support to industries that have been hardest hit, including travel and tourism, hospitality and cultural industries such as the performing arts
“ACTA argues there is a need to continue providing industry specific support for travel agencies, travel agents and the travel industry,” said Paradis “Our businesses are resilient and will thrive over time, and I am encouraged that the government recognizes the need for transitional support to help us through these difficult times”
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