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Canadian Camping and RV Council to appear in front of The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to address campground tax concerns

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Burlington, Ontario, October 17th, 2016

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has invited the Canadian Camping and RV Council (“CCRVC”), to appear before the Committee in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, (at the Delta Prince Edward Hotel) on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, in view of its study of the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of Canadian Federal Budget in 2017.

A report on the consultations will be tabled in December 2016. The suggestions made by Canadians, including CCRVC’s submission on October 18th, will be considered by the Minister of Finance as the 2017 Federal Budget is developed.

Earlier this year, a number of campgrounds in Canada were told that they no longer qualify for the small business tax rate of 15% and were re-assessed by the Canada Revenue Agency at the large corporate rate of 45%. The Canadian Camping and RV Council has indicated that up to 75% of the 2347 Private Campgrounds across Canada may be impacted jeopardizing their financial viability.

Canadian Camping and RV Council’s five (5) minute presentation to the Finance Committee will include a financial background on the Canadian Camping Industry, a summary of the tax issue, a description of the financial impact to Canadian Tourism and Economy and will conclude summarizing potential solutions for consideration. There may be questions from the Finance Committee directed to CCRVC after all presentations have concluded.

Shane Devenish, Executive Director of the Canadian Camping and RV Council will appear on behalf of CCRVC and will be joined by Wayne Hambly, current President of P.E.I Home & RV Centre and a former Chairman of the RVDA of Canada.

Interested individuals can follow CCRVC’s presentation by joining the telecast from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – at http://www.parl.gc.ca/Committees/en/FINA

About the Canadian Camping and RV Council

The Canadian Camping and RV Council is an Association comprised of Provincial Campground Associations, the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association (RV Manufacturers & Suppliers) and the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada.

In an Economic Survey conducted in 2014 by the CCRVC, the Canadian Camping and RV Industry contributed $4.7-billion to the economy with 5,768,650 Canadian adults, or 22% of the total adult population enjoying the RV and Camping experience. The Canadian RV and Camping Industry generated more than $1-billion in total taxes at the Provincial and Federal level while employing 60,420 full-time workers and generating $2.9 billion in total salary and wages.

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Media Contact: Shane Devenish, Executive Director of the Canadian Camping and RV Council
Contact information: (905) 315-3156

 

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