Thursday, July 16, 2009

Their Timing Is Impeccable

From Stats Canada's The Daily:

Travel from overseas countries declined 7.8% from April as 342,000 trips were taken to Canada. In May, 11 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded decreases, with Japan (-34.6%) recording the largest decline.

These figures are, by the by, from May. Here's some of the detailed breakdown:

The numbers are in the thousands, and they are from before the government's latest change to the visa rules. Tourism from Mexico is already down 26% as of two months ago (17,000 vs 23,000 in May 2008). Of course, I don't imagine any of the tourists are going to Fort Mac, so why would our current federal government even care?

The Harper Tories: taking a bad situation and making it worse.

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