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Resort communities want more hotel tax

Whistler not expecting a decision on proposed financial tools before the fall

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Phone calls to the premier's office were not returned before press time on Wednesday. In the Liberal platform for the next four years, however, Premier Gordon Campbell promises to increase the share of the hotel tax which goes to Tourism B.C. Currently 1.65 per cent goes to Tourism B.C. The Liberals propose to nearly double it to 3 per cent Òto ensure its marketing revenues grow as the tourism industry grows.Ó

Council is not holding its breath for an answer on its financial tools before the provincial election this month but are hoping to hear back this fall, when the legislature resumes.

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