AMPPE Appearance before HOC, Standing Committee on Finance

AMPPE appeared before the House of Commons, Standing Committee on Finance on June 18, to discuss the Government of Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can watch Yannis’ presentation HERE.
To watch the full session click here.
AMPPE Co-Chairs Yannis Karlos and Stuart Back represented AMPPE via Zoom.
Yannis and Stuart introduced a suite of recommendations to the committee aimed at providing immediate relief for businesses that operate within the Mountain Parks.
The recommendations include:
  • Waiving entrance fees to the national parks
  • Extending lease/ license renewals and overholding terms
  • Reinvesting in guest experience
  • Leveraging existing infrastructure stimulus programs to address transportation and facility maintenance backlogs
  • Accelerating plans to reduce the carbon intensity of tourism activity within the parks.
  • Extending CEWS and CECRA to create longer-term stability and certainty for mountain park businesses
Appearing before this committee will ensure that the voice of AMPPE will be heard in Ottawa and that AMPPE’s views and recommendations will be documented in the Standing Committee report resulting from this session.
AMPPE would like to thank Alberta MPs, Blake Richards (Banff-Airdrie), Blaine Calkin (Red Deer-Lacome), James Cumming (Edmonton-Centre) and Gerald Soroko (Yellowhead) for their support of AMPPE’s request to appear before this committee.