MPP Barrett welcomes cancellation of scheduled 2019 licence fee increase
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 10, 2019
SIMCOE — The Ontario’s government is making life more affordable for hunters in Haldimand-Norfolkby putting a stop to hunting licence fee increases and removing the $2 service fee.
“We’re making it easier for Ontarians to enjoy the great outdoors by keeping hunting licences affordable,” said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. “This year, there will be no price hike and no service fee. This will put approximately $1.6 million back into the pockets of the hard-working people of Ontario.”
In addition to freezing fees, the government has updated hunting regulations to make things better for hunters across the province. These changes include a new Licence Summary that can be stored on a mobile device or printed at home, paper tags that replace the old game seals and enhanced hunter reporting.
“The hunting industry contributes nearly half a billion dollars to the Ontario economy,” said Toby Barrett, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP. “Our hunters are some of the best stewards of our lands and waters and we want to make it easier for them to enjoy the world class natural resources in Haldimand-Norfolk.”
For more information on hunting in Ontario, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/hunting.
The government also recently froze fishing licence fees and added two new licence-free fishing events in 2019 on the weekends of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. For more information, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/fishing.
- Hunting is worth over $431 million in Ontario
- Ontario’s government is saving Ontarians approximately $4.3 million by freezing fishing and hunting licence fees and removing service fees
- Ontario’s new Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service can be used to get hunting and fishing licensing products
For more information, contact the office of MPP Toby Barrett at 519-428-0446 or [email protected]