WHEREAS The average Canadian millennial is far more likely to travel abroad for a vacation than to travel within Canada;
WHEREAS Canada faced a $17 billion travel deficit in 2015, where people spent more money abroad traveling than within Canada;
WHEREAS One of the primary barriers for traveling within Canada is its extremely high cost;
WHEREAS VIA Rail received overwhelming interest in their Canada 150 youth tickets, pricing an unlimited train ticket at $150;
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada provide financial support to VIA Rail to continue their successful Canada 150 pricing model:
- to encourage national tourism and make it affordable for youths to explore their own country;
- encourage tourism to smaller communities like Churchill, Prince Rupert etc.;
- to promote cultural dialogue within Canada.
Young Liberals of Canada in BC
Contact Andrew Liang
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 Sorensen, Chris. “The real air rage is airfares.” Macleans.ca. March 19, 2012. Accessed September 01, 2017. http://www.macleans.ca/economy/business/the-real-air-rage-how-taxes-and-fees-are-pushing-up/.