Canada’s Largest Festivals and Events : An Economic Impact Study

Thriving events and festivals do more than create culture, preserve heritage and foster a sense of community. They are crucial for Canada’s economic health and global competitiveness. In 2009, the Canadian Festivals Coalition commissioned a report that measured the substantial economic impact of 15 Marquee Tourism Event Program (MTEP) stimulus fund recipients.

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Prebudget Consultation: FAME urges the federal government to invest in the festivals industry

Festivals and Major Events (FAME) is inviting the Government of Canada to increase Canadian productivity and competitiveness through the festivals and major events industry, by investing a part of the allocations for the 150th anniversary celebrations. This is the crux of the written submission FAME presented to the Standing Committee on Finance, in the context of its prebudget consultation.

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More tourists, more wealth: An appeal to the Government of Canada

It’s happening: a very hopeful tourism season is starting now in Canada with Tourism Week from May 28 to June 3 and the first major events and festivals being rolled out everywhere in this year of Canada’s 150th Confederation and Montreal’s 375th anniversaries.

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