|►||Together We Can Make A Change|
|►||Minimum Wage Increase on May 1st|
|►||Golf Being Recognized as Unique Sporting Venue under Bill 44|
Following National Golf Day held May 29th in Ottawa, we want to encourage the greatest number of our members in Quebec to solicit your local MP and to make them aware of the importance of the golf industry to the Quebec economy. Please see the documents below prepared for National Golf Day to assist you. We hope to count on your participation and the commitment you will get from your local MP on this issue (golf as an eligible business expense) which is so important to the golf industry. We thank you for your support.
On May1st, the minimum wage in Quebec will increase by 75¢, bringing it to $12/hour. Workers who make the minimum wage with tips will also see a 35¢ increase, bringing the total up to $9.80 per hour.
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NGCOA Canada is pleased to announce that the government’s official position statement regarding Bill 44 as it pertains to golf includes a designation for golf courses as a unique sporting venue. This means that Bill 44 will only pertain to your clubhouse, patio, or other permanent structures on your course. The NGCOA Canada is proud to have been a leader in working with the government to inform them about the unique nature of a golf operation and to achieve such a favourable outcome for golf course owners, operators and the clients that would have been affected.
Click here to download the Official Position Statement (available in French only).
“I am proud of the NGCOA Canada for following up with the government and getting golf recognized as a unique situation versus all other sports. This represents large sums of money that we will not have to invest in signage and allows us to keep our golf courses free from the visual contamination that the signage would have created” says Daniel Pilon, president of the NGCOA Canada, Quebec Chapter.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions.
Pierre Pelard, Regional Director
NGCOA Canada - Quebec Chapter
1-866-626-4262 extension 35
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