TICO Releases Submissions On Proposed Regulatory Changes

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Richard Smart

Ontario industry regulator TICO says that with Bill 166, the Strengthening Protection for Ontario Consumers Act, 2017 passed in December of 2017 with amendments to the Travel Industry Act, 2002, the next phase of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services’ comprehensive review will focus on Ontario Regulation 26/05.

During the review of the Act held in 2017, TICO prepared two submissions containing recommended proposals for future amendments to both the Act and Regulation. The organization has now released its submissions publicly “to ensure stakeholders are informed.

Following the Ministry's initial consultations, TICO made its first submission in APR 2017, which can be viewed here.

In JUN 2017, the Ministry released the Travel Industry Act, 2002 Review - Phase 2 Report requesting input on the proposals from all stakeholders.

TICO's Response to the Phase 2 Report can be seen here.

Bruce Parkinson

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An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.




Comments

D SWIDLER - March 15, 2018 @ 09:03
TICO's assertion that they are releasing their submission nearly 1 year after submitting it in order to "ensure stakeholders are informed" is a complete lie. The only reason that TICO is releasing the submission now is because a courageous registrant Mairi Alvarez assisted by a legislative assistant at Queen's Park, filed an Access to Information Request with the Ministry to obtain TICO's submission. Last week, Mairi actually had to pay out of her own pocket to obtain this submission. This had to be done because TICO initially refused to release their submission to her. Mairi was trying to fight for small business owners because she believes, as do many registrants, that Ontarians deserve better than TICO and their dishonest, unprofessional conduct.

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