House of Commons Introduces Motion Recognizing Recreational Boating

Mike Wallace, Member of Parliament for Burlington (Ontario) and Chair of the government's Marine Caucus, has introduced a Motion in the House of Commons to recognize the important role recreational boating and the boating industry play in the lives and health of Canada's six million boaters and the Canadian economy.

Motion 541 is expected to be debated in the House over the next year. ??”NMMA Canada and the entire boating community applaud Mike Wallace for his work and commitment to the recreational boating industry in Canada,” said NMMA Canada vice president, Sara Anghel. “Boating is big business in Canada and contributes a great deal to our nation's economy as well as to the quality of life of Canadians. The motion affirms our government's commitment to recreational boating and recognizes boating's vital impact throughout Canada now and for future generations.”  ??

The Motion states: That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the vital role the recreational boating industry plays in Canada and its contribution of over $25 billion to the economy and the lives of over 6 million Canadian recreational boaters, their families and friends. ??

“I was pleased to table Motion 541 in the House of Commons. In addition to having a significant economic impact within Canada, boating is a favourite and cherished pastime shared by many Canadians in communities from coast to coast,” said Wallace.