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A word of caution to bus operators: Domestic transportation component of an international trip may not be eligible for HST 'zero-rated' entitlement
OMCA
We are sometimes asked by bus operators if they have to charge HST when they are hired to conduct a charter trip within Ontario for a group whose tour itinerary involves out of country travel. An example is when a group or the tour operator who has organized an international tour, hires a bus company to transport the group between the tour origination point and the airport. Generally speaking, the carrier would have to charge HST. It is possible that the service could be "zero-rated" if a zero-rated certificate is provided. It must be noted OMCA is not an authority on HST matters, so bus operators wanting further information on when they have to charge HST and what qualifies for zero-rated should contact Revenue Canada at: 1-800-959-5525 or visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca — Domestic Tour Packages information begins on page 14.
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TICO BUSINESS: New vice chair. New Board member. Payments approved
Travel Industry Today
At its meeting held recently, TICO's Board of Directors named Ray DeNure as vice chair of the Board of Directors. DeNure is the CEO of DeNure Tours in Lindsay, ON. The vice chair position was previously held by the late Daryl McWilliams.
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ONTC now in the hands of northern Ontarians
BayToday
The future of the ONTC is now in the hands of a handful of knowledgable and experience northern Ontarians. That news came today as Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle officially introduced the new members of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission which held its first meeting as a group recently.
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Game officials: Pan Am venues to minimally impact local traffic in Etobicoke
InsideHalton.com
The Pan Am/Parapan Am Games will cause minimal traffic disruption in Etobicoke. That is what TO2015's transportation official told approximately 20 residents who attended a Pan Am information session recently at the Etobicoke Olympium.
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Tunnel bus route changes could speed up border crossing
CBC News
Transit Windsor's tunnel bus will soon take a different route to the tunnel entrance, speeding up the time it takes to cross the border, according to transit officials.

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Ontario Northland closing motor coach stations
Canada Newswire
Transformation is underway at Ontario Northland and we are focused on increasing our efficiency, containing our costs and increasing revenue.

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Transport Futures conference to focus on public-private partnerships
Daily Commercial News
This year's Transport Futures conference is taking a slightly different turn, states its founder Martin Collier, delving into the realm of public-private partnerships (P3s). The event intends to "drill down" on the subject, taking a look at all the policy and implementation issues, which is particularly topical given the ongoing discussions with government on deficits, transit infrastructure and revenue tools, Collier explains.
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Allen closes for next phase of tunneling on Eglinton Crosstown
Toronto Star
They've been hidden underground for nearly two years. But the public will get a peek at Dennis and Lea, two of the giant tunnel-boring machines burrowing a path for the $4.9 billion Eglinton Crosstown LRT. The city is taking advantage of the road closure to perform maintenance on Allen, including some paving, bridge inspections and maintenance.
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Toronto Star's view: Ontario is right to build more toll roads
InsideHalton.com
Surveys show Ontarians aren't keen on toll roads, but they should welcome construction of another 65 kilometres of pay-as-you-go highway in the Greater Toronto Area. Despite their unpopularity, tolls represent good policy.
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Airbnb, Uber causing a seismic shift in business travel
By Suzanne Mason
From paper maps to electronic GPS, from phone reservations to mobile apps, travel has evolved in more ways than one. The biggest change in recent years has been the rapid rise of the sharing economy and how it is changing the way we travel for business. U.S. business travel spending is projected to top $310 billion this year. This comes after a record-spending year of $292 billion in 2014 — even in the face of external issues in foreign economies in Europe, Russia and Asia. Sharing economy companies such as Airbnb and Uber are taking advantage of the increase in business travelers.
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Niagara events get a share of Celebrate Ontario funding pie
Niagara This Week
Several Niagara events were among a record number of 270 festivals and events across the province that received funding from Celebrate Ontario. The province released the listing that detailed how some $19 million will be doled out to various entities across the province.
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Vote for the worst road in Ontario and in your region
Canada Newswire
The annual Worst Roads Campaign is not just about potholes — CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) also wants your feedback on traffic congestion, poor timing of traffic signals, confusing road signs, as well as pedestrian and cycling safety.
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Cap and trade system to limit greenhouse gas pollution in Ontario
Government of Ontario
To fight climate change — one of the greatest challenges mankind has faced — Ontario is putting a limit on the main sources of greenhouse gas pollution through a cap and trade system to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the health of our children and grandchildren. Climate change is already hurting our environment, causing extreme weather like floods and droughts, and hurting our ability to grow food in some regions.
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