Canadian government wants to invest in tourism in cottage country and here’s what it means

Canada wants more tourists. The number of international visitors is up this year, 14.8 million from January to August, 1.5 per cent more than the same period in 2017. The federal government thinks we can do even better. To help, it has assembled the Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy, a panel of business owners, entrepreneurs, and tourism operators, chaired by Frank McKenna, the former premier of New Brunswick. The new council will come up with new strategies to get more people to come here, which will in turn create more employment in the tourism sector, already pegged at 1.8 million jobs. But how will more tourism affect cottage country?

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