This morning’s cabinet shuffle resulted in a new Minister being named as responsible for tourism. ITAC would like to welcome The Honourable Minister Mélanie Joly to her new portfolio as the Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie. ITAC looks forward to continuing our strong relationship with the Minister’s office and the great work we will continue to do together for the development and growth of the Indigenous tourism industry across Canada.

In addition, other ministries which support ITAC’s work remain unchanged. Thank you to the The Honourable Jane Philpott as Minister of Indigenous Services and The Honourable Carolyn Bennett as Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations for ongoing support for our industry.

In closing, ITAC would like to thank The Honourable Bardish Chagger for her strong support and advocacy of the Indigenous tourism sector during her tenure as tourism minister. Congratulations Madame Chagger and best of luck as you continue your important work as Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

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