May 23, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – Tony Baldinelli, Special Advisor to the Conservative Leader on Tourism Recovery, released the following statement to recognize Tourism Week across Canada beginning Sunday, May 23:
“This Tourism Week, Canada’s Conservatives recognise that Canadian tourism workers and businesses have made great strides and sacrifices to keep Canadians safe and healthy during the pandemic.
“Before this pandemic, Canada’s travel and tourism industry employed 1 in 10 Canadians and was our fifth largest sector, responsible for $105 billion in GDP. Today, Canada’s vital tourism sector is being left behind for the second summer in a row because of the Trudeau government’s vaccine failure and incompetence.
“In the United States, people are returning to tourist venues, sports games, theatres, and theme parks. In Canada, major tourism operations, festivals, and events, are closed or canceled because of Trudeau’s third wave.
“This is what Justin Trudeau’s one-shot summer looks like. Had the Trudeau Liberals secured the border and vaccines more quickly, our hard-hit tourism sector would not be in this situation.
“Canada’s tourism sector can’t afford more of the same uncertainty. That is why from the beginning, Canada’s Conservatives urged the government to secure our borders and called for a national rapid testing system and a data-driven plan to support the safe and gradual lifting of restrictions.
“With Canada’s Recovery Plan, Conservatives will secure the future by recovering and creating millions of jobs, and help struggling small businesses get back on their feet, including those tied to Canada’s tourism sector.
“This Tourism Week, Canada’s Conservatives remain committed to those hardest-hit in our travel and tourism industry and we are the only choice with a plan for a recovery.”
For more information:
Office of Tony Baldinelli, MP