Tourism Golden Advocacy & Policy
Tourism Golden is destination marketing organisation, and the lead organisation for tourism in Golden and CSRD Area A. As such, it is our responsibility to review and evaluate issues brought to us by our industry stakeholders, to determine policy and involvement in matters that disrupt, or negatively impact the tourism industry within our DMO boundary.
Where the Board of Directors support involvement, we engage as necessary with local, regional, and provincial tourism industry stakeholders, and strive to unite stakeholders to advocate for change.
2019-Oct 22 - Response from Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing re property tax classification
2019 - Sept 23 - Letter to Minister of Municipal Affairs & Housing re property tax classification for STRs
2019 - Sept 12 - Letter to ToG Mayor & Council
2019 - Sept 03 - Delegation presentation to Council
2019 - Aug - Letter to Minister of Finance to request a review of property tax assessment classification for STRs
2018 - Nov - Mayor Oszust and Director Cathcart attend TG Board meeting
2017 - Aug - Letter to Minister of Finance request to rescind provincial sales tax clause 78(1)(b)
2017 - Aug - Letter to CSRD Area A Director to request lobbying of government to rescind provincial sales tax clause 78 (1)(b)
2017 - Aug - Letter to ToG to request lobbying of government to rescind provincial sales tax clause 78(1)(b)
2016 - June - Paper submitted to Town of Golden council on the Impact of the Sharing Economy
Labour shortages are increasingly impacting businesses throughout B.C., particularly in small rural tourism-based communities such as Golden whose local populations are unable to meet the labour demands of a high summer season. Revenues in Golden are not reaching full potential as rooms, tables and hours of business are unable to be serviced because of a lack of staff. Business owners and managers experience burn-out as they try to step into the breach to cover unfilled jobs.
Tourism Golden is actively lobbying the federal and provincial governments to review immigration and labour policies to effectively alleviate the issue, and we would like to hear your own stories that we can take forward as we try to effect change. Please email your comments and feedback to [email protected]
2019-Nov - Labour Shortages Economic Impact study launched. If you are a business and wish to participate please click here
2018-Aug - Letter from Temporary Foreign Workers Directorate - Skill & Employment Branch