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RVDA of Canada Launches Advocacy Survey

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February 7, 2011 by   Leave a Comment

image012The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA) of Canada is now more focused on advocacy than ever before.

“In the RVDA of Canada’s continued advocacy efforts, our goal is to advance and resolve issues of concern to our members, and keep them informed of government policies and priorities,” the association states in its current newsletter.

“In order to ensure our lobbying efforts best represent member concerns, we are launching a new National Member Advocacy Survey. The purpose of this survey is to gain important feedback with respect to your priorities on the advocacy front in Ottawa,” the association continued.

Survey results will play an important role in helping to shape RVDA of Canada’s key messages for the Government Relations Day in April.

The following is a brief list of issues that the RVDA of Canada feels are important.  It is asking members to rank these issues from 1 to 7, with 1 being the most important issue to 7 being the least important issue:

  • Equitable treatment on the sale of used RVs.
  • Continuing initiatives to help reduce the tax and regulatory burden on small- and medium-sized businesses.
  • The need for RV-friendly signage.
  • Increased investment in Canada’s tourism policies to support the RV industry.
  • Cross-border issues, including provisions to allow RVs to use the commercial inspection lanes to accommodate the larger size of the vehicle; and initiatives to ensure that RVs purchased across the border receive a safety check.
  • Upgrading Canada’s federal parks’ ability to handle modern RVs in campgrounds.
  • Regulatory issues within the RV industry, specifically with regards to obtaining countrywide certification for RVs.

Results are due in by Feb. 14.

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