News & Events

  • GST rebate loss hits outfitters’ clients

    03/30/17

    The loss of the GST rebate on tour packages sold to non-residents of Canada will affect the clients of many Manitoba lodges and hunting outfitters.

    When Canada’s federal government announced its latest budget March 22, it was revealed they would repeal an existing GST rebate that applied to accommodations sold to foreign residents as part of a tour package. Read More…

  • MLOA AGM 2016 in the books

    12/21/16

    MLOA members passed nine resolutions at our annual general meeting on Dec. 13, 2016. Most of this year’s resolutions relate to unlicensed outfitting, which is something that was front and centre at our convention this year. Other resolutions relate to bear hunting, the caribou season, and youth whitetail deer hunting.  Read More…

  • MLOA convention: you should go

    11/06/16

    The MLOA hosts a convention every year, but why should anyone go?

     

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  • Fall hunting seasons arrive

    08/29/16

    For immediate release – Aug. 29, 2016

     

    WINNIPEG – It’s opening day for many of Manitoba’s traditional fall hunting seasons, which signals the arrival of autumn in our province. While that may be a bummer to some, it’s welcome news for the thousands of people who will begin taking to Manitoba’s forests and fields today.

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  • CFOA opposes CITES proposal

    06/16/16

    There will be a vote this fall at the international CITES Conference of the Parties, that may or may not spell the end of CITES exemptions for exporting hunted black bear specimens from Manitoba, and indeed all of Canada. Read More…

  • New ministers come to power

    05/06/16

    Manitobans voted a few weeks ago for a sweeping change in government, and for a lobby organization like the MLOA, that means a whole new crew of people to work with on our issues. Read More…

  • Five sentences we’d love to hear

    04/08/16

    Five sentences we’d love to hear from election candidates

    April 8, 2016 – For immediate release

    Manitoba’s lodge operators and outfitters bring thousands of tax-paying visitors into our province every year, contributing tens of millions of dollars into our provincial economy annually. Read More…

  • Debating Manitoba’s fisheries

    03/24/16

    The University of Winnipeg will be hosting an election candidate’s debate on Manitoba’s fisheries and angling issues on April 5.

    The MLOA will be part of this event, making a presentation on Manitoba’s angling outfitting industry and the general economic impact of recreational angling in the province. Read More…

  • Getting back to business

    02/29/16

    As small business owners, the MLOA’s members are greatly affected by provincial government decisions on taxation and industry regulation. These are not abstract, pie-in-the-sky policy decisions, when it comes to business tax rates, the burden of sales tax collection and remittance, and regulatory compliance. These are things that affect the daily routine of our members, as well as investment decisions when it comes to their businesses. Read More…

  • It’s ice fishing derby season in MB

    02/22/16

    Ice fishing derbies are a Manitoba tradition. As fun and competitive as they can be, they are very often used as fundraisers for communities across Manitoba. Children’s charities, game and fish associations and pretty much everything under the sun can be — and probably has been — supported by ice fishing derbies in Manitoba over the years. They’re fun, exciting and a great way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Read More…