Repeal of Tourism Act and revoking of Regulation 1037
Bill or Act:
Good Government Act, 2009
Summary of Decision:
Tourism Act was repealed and Regulation 1037 was revoked on December 15, 2009, when the Good Government Act, 2009, received Royal Assent.
March 1, 2010
Summary of Proposal:
The Tourism Act has been repealed and Regulation 1037 revoked. These actions eliminate the Ministry’s requirement to issue Resource-Based Tourism Establishment Licences to approximately 900 tourism establishments that offer sleeping accommodation to the travelling public and that receive specific natural resource allocations, or that rent Crown land for accommodation purposes, from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).
The repeal of the Tourism Act and revocation of Regulation 1037 also remove outdated provisions and regulatory requirements addressed in other legislation.
A consequential amendment is also made to Section 5 of the Retail Business Holiday Act to continue an exemption for tourist establishments that were formerly licensed under the Tourism Act from the requirement to close on holidays.
Ministry of Tourism and Culture
447 McKeown Avenue, Suite 203
North Bay, Ontario P1B 9S9
Fax: (705) 494-4086
December 15, 2009