Lobbying Activity Report


Organization: A.S.T.C Science World Society
Was this lobbying activity a letter sent on behalf of one or more of the organizations listed as members of a coalition in your Registration Return? Yes
Letter sent on behalf of the following members of the coalition: BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
Fraser River Discovery Centre
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre
Museum of Vancouver
The Exploration Place
Vancouver Maritime Museum
Associated registration: 7352-3347-20
Lobbying Activity date: 2021-10-27
Arranged a meeting: Yes
Posted date: 2021-11-15

In-house lobbyists who participated in the lobbying activity: Tracy Redies Footnote1
Senior Public Office Holders who were lobbied in this activity: Neilane Mayhew, Deputy Minister
Deputy Minister's Office, Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport
Subject Matter of the Lobbying Activity
Specific Topics of Lobbying Communications Intended Outcomes Associated Subject Matters
Emergency Funding for Non-Profit Anchor Attractions

Working in conjunction with other non-profit anchor tourism attractions in British Columbia, Science World seeks immediate Provincial funding for the industry in order to remain open, retain workers and increase employment.

Key recommendations include: injection of up to $100M in working capital/liquidity support to non-profit anchor attractions; funding up to $475M be made available for the refurbishment of all tourism facilities in the form of grants and low interest loans; suspension of the Employer's health tax, WCB contributions and PST payments for two years; an additional $50M program to support all tourism attractions to respond to the pandemic.
  • Awarding, amendment or termination of any contract, grant or financial benefit by or on behalf of the government of British Columbia or a Provincial entity
Arts and Culture, COVID-19, Children and Families, Education, Employment and Training, Finances and Budgets, Industry, Infrastructure, Non-Profit Organization, Science and Technology, Sports and Recreation, Taxation and Finance, Tourism
Senior officer who filed this Lobbying Activity Report: Tracy Redies
The above name is that of the most senior paid officer who is responsible for filing a Lobbying Activity Report for the organization (the Designated Filer), whether that person participated in this lobbying activity or not.
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