The federal election offers a unique opportunity for every member of the golf industry to build on their history of customer service and make sure our future federal government leaders understand the role of Canadian golf and our case for tax fairness. In fact, 2015 is the first year that a federal election has been set by federal election law during a majority government. The implication of this time line is that not only will the parties have a well-planned and coordinated year building to election platforms and policy commitments, but advocacy groups also enjoy a clear flight path to advocate for policy commitments prior to the election.
Regardless of which party and candidate you will be voting for, this campaigning period presents a great opportunity for your voice to be heard. In fact, this is the time when candidates are at their most attentive level as they are eager to listen to their constituents and learn about the issues that impact them. This year, more than ever, it will be very important that you take an active role during this campaigning period because if elected (or re-elected), these candidates will be the ones who will shape public policy that affects you and other golf industry professionals across the country.
Over the years, we have made serious, measurable progress in NAGA’s advocacy goals because of the strength that we have in numbers and the importance of the golf industry to the Canadian economy. In this time of great political uncertainty, we cannot afford to be complacent and we must seize this opportunity to get involved. There are many ways to impact a federal election on the local level, and this kit (available in English and French) will outline ways for you to do so. Most importantly, the kit will also provide you with the necessary tools to ensure that NAGA’s tax issue is a priority in this campaign.
If you would like to set up meetings with your candidates, email NAGA@impactcanada.com for assistance.