Government Relations

NGCOA Canada  is the leading voice for the  business of golf in Canada.

With numerous successes in the past and advocacy issues continually surfacing, the NGCOA Canada continues to ensure its members are represented with all levels of government, media and any other organization(s) that may unfairly interfere with the operations of a golf facility.

Canadian Golf Industry Responds to CBC Documentary: Dad and the Dandelions
re. Use of Pesticides on Golf Courses


There has been discussion among the Canadian golf industry including the National Allied Golf Associations (NGCOA Canada, Canadian Golf Superintendents Association, PGA of Canada, Canadian Society of Club Managers and Golf Canada) following a recently aired documentary – Dad and the Dandelions. The documentary, produced by filmmaker Andrew Nisker, aired on CBC on Thursday, March 2 as part of David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things program...READ MORE

Golf as an allowable business expense

Tools Available:
Click here to download the brand new grassroots advocacy kit
Click here to download the MP leave behind kit.
Click here  to easily identify and locate your MP(s).
Click here to access a sample letter for MPs to forward to the Finance Minister.
Click here for more information on this important issue.

Budget 2017: No Action on Client Entertainment Expense for Golf

With the release of the Liberal's Federal Budget, please click here for a memo from Impact Public Affairs, our lobby firm, who was in the budget lock-up all day.

There was no action on client entertainment expenses for golf, and very little on any changes to corporate taxation at all.

There were many of those tax amendments under consideration but all were apparently deferred until after President Trump determines how far his improvements to corporate taxation will go. The need for keeping Canada's business community competitive seems to be a major concern. 

Additional Advocacy Topics

  • Successfully challenged unfair Ontario property tax assessment saving Ontario golf courses 20 to 40% yearly
  • Successfully repealed legislation requiring British Columbia cart and equipment licensing saving individual courses between $10,000 to $20,000 yearly
  • Series of Golf Awareness Days at government houses across the country heightening the importance and economic impact of golf
  • Revised weather network reporting
  • Licensed beverage carts
  • Pesticide ban opposition
  • Food and beverage allowable expense
  • Cancellation of trash golf beer ads
  • Opposition to RCGA course ownership

What other issues are currently on the table?

For a complete list of issues currently facing the Canadian golf industry, please click here. Contact us at any time for more information at (866) 626-4262 or email us at NGCOA Canada.

Members should visit the members' only section for additional information on specific advocacy issues.


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