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New Accommodation Tax now collected in many northern municipalities

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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The MAT at a glance t’s been a few months since the new Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) was implemented in cities across Northern Ontario. As hoteliers, innkeepers and resort owners balance their books and remit their inaugural round of levies, some residents remain uncertain about how this new tax fits in with life up north.…

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Minimum Wage Increase in the North

By Sara Dekker July 23, 2020
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Visit almost any tourism operation in Northern Ontario during the summer and chances are you’ll receive service from one or more hard-working students. The seasonality of tourism in the North is a perfect complement to most academic schedules creating a win-win for businesses seeking interim, lower-wage labour and for students looking to earn income for…

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