Tag Archives: Canada

NMMA meets with members of Parliament on Canadian Luxury Tax

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The Senate of Canada met last week to consider the Budget Implementation Act of 2022, or Bill C-19, which includes the “luxury tax” on new boats valued at CA $250,000 or more. A recent study conducted by Jack Mintz, Ph.D., at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, in conjunction with Fred O'Riordan at EY Canada, found ...

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Canada alters incoming Luxury Tax rules

Earlier this week, the Canadian government posted a notice of the final legislation containing the luxury tax, with some changes and wins for the recreational boating industry. The new, final legislation signals all deals signed before 2022 (by December 31, 2021) will now be exempt from the luxury tax, regardless of delivery date. You may recall the draft version of ...

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NMMA Canada hosts virtual State of the Industry event

Earlier this month, NMMA Canada held a virtual State of the Industry virtual event attended by about 200 marine professionals from across the country and beyond. The presentations included insights into boating consumer demographics by Boating Industry Canada editor Andy Adams; an update on boat and engine sales and NMMA’s advocacy work by president Sara Anghel; and a keynote on ...

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Boating BC collaborates on new boater education

Representatives from Boating BC, the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and BC Ferries have announced a new collaboration aimed at educating recreational boaters and small commercial vessel operators about how to share the waterways with deep sea vessel traffic. The initiative, which will include a province-wide advertising campaign is made possible through a grant from Transport Canada and addresses increasing near ...

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Boating BC receives new safety funding

Boating BC, the not-for-profit industry association dedicated to enhancing boater safety on all British Columbia’s waterways, is pleased with the announcement from Transport Canada that the organization will receive two grants under Canada’s Boating Safety Contribution Program. The grants, totaling $375,000 will allow Boating BC to enhance boating safety education and outreach campaigns across the province over the next several years. “The ...

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Boating BC launches next phase of abandoned boat education and awareness program

For decades, abandoned boats have increasingly littered coastal shorelines and waterways, posing an environmental and safety risk. As concerns mounted, Boating BC Association was among those advocating action. With the help of Transport Canada, Boating BC made the important decision three years ago to establish the national Abandoned Boats Program. One key aspect of the program involves the identification, removal ...

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Discover Boating Canada launches new site to navigate COVID

With news of Canada’s pleasure boating restrictions being lifted and the season ramping up, DiscoverBoating.ca has launched two new pages to help Canadian boaters find the latest information on enjoying boating while navigating COVID-19 guidelines.  Boating During COVID-19 features guidelines set by Transport Canada and includes helpful, printable infographics for NMMA Canada members to use in their businesses and share with ...

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NMMA Canada calls for support during ‘Recreational Boating Day on the Hill’

Today, NMMA Canada members, together with boat dealers and yacht brokers are on Parliament Hill meeting with dozens of parliamentarians, Ministers’ offices, and government officials to promote a message of competitiveness and job creation at the annual ‘Recreational Boating Day on the Hill’.  “The recreational boating sector is a huge contributor to Canada’s economy, adding $5.6 billion of GDP and ...

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NMMA Canada receives federal funding to support export opportunities

To help bolster Canada’s recreational boating industry, specifically in the global marketplace, NMMA Canada announced it was approved for $116,849 in funding from Global Affairs Canada through its CanExport Associations program. This is the seventh year that NMMA Canada has secured this funding, which will be used to support the efforts of Canadian recreational marine manufacturers to expand their business into ...

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Canadian Government passes Abandoned Vessels Act

Wrecked, abandoned, and hazardous vessels, including small boats, pose environmental, economic, and safety hazards, and are a concern for coastal and inland water communities across Canada. The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking action to deter this irresponsible practice and recently passed Bill C-64: the Wrecked, Abandoned or Hazardous Vessels Act. The Act prohibits vessel abandonment and ...

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