Ontario wants to pay you a vacation
In its annual budget tabled Thursday, the government of Doug Ford pledged to provide Ontarians with assistance of up to 20% of their eligible expenses for tourism in the province.
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Émilie Pelletier Local Journalism Initiative – Le Droit The Ford government wants to pay part of the expenses of Ontarians when they travel in the provinces.
In its annual budget tabled Thursday, the Ontario government pledged to provide Ontarians with assistance of up to 20% of their eligible spending for tourism in the province.
The goal is to encourage people to “discover Ontario safely in 2021, the year of vacation home in Ontario.”
Tourism is one of the key sectors that will allow the province to revive its economy, says the government.
“The magnificence of Niagara Falls. The splendor of the North. The breathtaking attractions of Ottawa, capital of the best country in the world. It's a safe bet that the tourist, whoever he is, will find what he is looking for in Ontario ”, one can read in the budget of 2020-2021 of the Minister of Finance Rod Phillips.
While this is not yet a done deal, Phillips said his government is exploring ways to provide this tax credit to Ontarians.