It’s official - Canadians will head to the polls on October 21, 2019
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2019 Federal Election Kit
A great time to have your voice heard!
The core objective of the RVDA of Canada is to bring together and represent the retail businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry across Canada, thus providing the support for the challenges they are facing and maximizing the potential of the industry for all involved.
Government relations has always been an important aspect of RVDA’s work, and maintaining positive relationships with politicians from all parties is a central tenet of the association.
Over the last couple of years, the RVDA has increased its advocacy work, specifically with its meetings with government officials, meetings with other stakeholders in the industry and our yearly RV and Campground Awareness Day attended by a number of Parliamentarians, Senators and key decision-makers.
While meetings in Ottawa are an extremely important part of RVDA’s advocacy strategy, it is equally important that dealers make an effort to meet with their local MPs, MPPs or MLAs during their time in the constituency. Local members are able to provide their elected officials with a more specific community perspective on issues related to the RV industry, the tourism industry, small businesses, as well as the customers they serve.
The lead up to the Fall 2019 federal election provides us with a unique opportunity to promote the interests and welfare of Canadian RV Dealers and make sure our future federal government leaders understand the RV industry’s significant economic impact.
The main goal of a grassroots outreach is to explain two issues that have been of significant concern to our members for a number of years; the shortage of skilled workers in the RV industry and the critical need to invest in camping and RV infrastructure. While RVDA has also been vocal in its messaging to government regarding small businesses issues, fair tax practices by CRA, and trade concerns, the Association’s principle focus remains on these two topics.
Please review the kit which provides instructions for contacting your MP/MPP/MLA and preparing for the meeting, key messages and answers to possible questions and post-meeting actions. Also included is a sample letter that can be sent to the local office that you should feel free to print on your letterhead.
Remember, this is a great time to have your voice heard.