On March 24, 2022, the Saskatchewan government announced that they will be implementing a 6% tax on gym-goers starting in October 2022. If implemented, the tax will deter individuals from focusing on their mental, physical, immune, and social health.
Fitness is a part of our healthcare recovery – especially post-pandemic.
Why is this petition important nationally?
- It detracts from all the other efforts we are putting in place in terms of tax credits and tax incentives.
- It encourages other provincial governments to take similar actions.
- It is detrimental for our industry’s recovery from the pandemic as a whole.
This petition is from the Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC). Our purpose is to stop the Saskatchewan government’s tax on fitness. Our current goal is to reach 5000 signatures by the end of the week.
Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) is the not-for profit trade association that represents the voice of fitness facility operators across Canada. Representing more than 6,000 facilities with more than six-million members nationwide, FIC pursues a legislative agenda in the hope of bettering the fitness industry for both consumers and operators. FIC aims to work with both industry and government to improve the health and physical activity levels of Canadians.