With a Federal election slated for May 2, Canadian snowmobilers have an important opportunity to get a commitment from candidates to support organized snowmobiling.
Use these two statements and questions at every opportunity, such as candidates’ meetings and when candidates come to your door.
Ask Your Federal Candidates!
Statement #1: The Harper government supported snowmobile trails across Canada with $25 million from Canada’s Economic Action Plan, which greatly benefited winter tourism and was much appreciated by club volunteers and tens of thousands of Canadian snowmobilers.
Question: If elected as an MP, will you work through your government to provide more infrastructure funding for organized snowmobiling through a national program?
Statement #2: The Harper government supported snowmobiling in Quebec with $6 million of funding for new groomers, which has been very beneficial to winter tourism and much appreciated by Quebec riders.
Question: If elected as a MP, will you work through your government to confirm similar groomer funding across Canada through a national program?
$6 B+ – Annual economic impact of snowmobiling nationally
50% – Almost half of Canada’s recreation trails are provided by organized snowmobiling
128,00 – Total kilometres of Canada’s snowmobile trails
1,166 – Number of pieces of grooming equipment in Canada
$150 M – Value of Canadian grooming fleet
765,000+ – Number of registered snowmobiles in Canada