AMPPE's Membership Newsletter: Information on visitor experience, access & recreation in Canada's rocky mountain national parks.
    June 1, 2020      
Rent relief for tenants in National Parks
Good morning and happy Monday! Best wishes to everyone as National Parks reopen today.

AMPPE is pleased to share with you the news that, th is morning, the Canadian Government announced it will provide rent relief for eligible tenants in all national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation area. This announcement comes on the heels of AMPPE's advocacy work on rent abatement.

As you may be aware, last week the Canadian Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program opened for applications to provide rent relief to small business, unfortunately, businesses who are tenants in Parks Canada places are not eligible for the CECRA program because they, or in some cases their landlord, are on federal lands renting from a federal agency.

This morning however, the Government of Canada announced it will waive up to 75 percent of eligible commercial rents for the months of April, May and June 2020 or equivalent amounts of annual rents. This relief is additional to measures announced March 27 allowing commercial operators to defer payments normally due on or after April 2, 2020 to as late as September 1, 2020.

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Alberta government providing additional relief for tourism industry 
The Alberta government is providing new supports for hotels and other lodging providers that allow them to keep tourism levy amounts collected between March 1 and December 31, 2020. This measure will free up between $16 million and $27 million in additional cash flow for the hospitality sector, which employs 30,000 Albertans.

“No one will protect what they don’t care about;
and no one will care about what they have never experienced.”
~ Sir David Attenborough