Skip to main content

Canadian industry leaders meet with lawmakers in Ottawa

Leaders from the Canadian boating industry met with members of Parliament on May 9 in Ottawa for a fifth year.

NMMA Canada said leaders from the Canadian boating industry met with members of Parliament on May 9 in Ottawa for a fifth year.

Organizers said the 2017 Day on the Hill included 18 boat manufacturers, course providers, marine trades associations and media partners. They met with nearly 30 members of Parliament and their staff.

Separately, NMMA Canada executive director Sara Anghel was recently elected to the Outdoor Caucus Association of Canada for a two-year term. The association is a liaison between the federal government and industry, advising the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus on issues of importance to the hunting, fishing, trapping and sport-shooting communities.

The association was formed in 2006 and includes members of Parliament and senators from all political parties, representing Canadians who enjoy outdoor activities.

NMMA Canada also released the first two sections of the 2016 Statistical Abstract, which it said contains thousands of data points and insights about the recreational boating industry.

New this year, NMMA Canada is releasing each section of the abstract as the data become available, starting with “2016 Economic Facts” and “2016 Retail Markets.”

All four sections of the 2016 abstract will be available in June.



MIASF Holds Annual Meeting

The South Florida trade organization announced new and reelected members, handed out awards, and arranged presentations by business leaders.


Gas Reaches Record $4.59 Per Gallon Average

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, the summer driving and boating seasons will contribute to continued demand for gasoline.


Power Lodge Acquires Miller Marine

The deal gives marine and powersports dealer Power Lodge four locations in Minnesota and one in Florida.


Boating Shares Suffer in Market Selloff

Major U.S. stock indices weakened yesterday, and recreational marine shares fared even worse on a percentage basis.


Scania Appoints President of U.S. Operations

Company veteran Jorg Franzke replaces Håkan Sterner, who is returning to Sweden.


Promote Safe Boating Week; a Fishing Icon Passes

The May 21-27 observance takes on heightened importance with the thousands of newcomers to boating. Meanwhile, bass fishing lost a legend with the death of Ray Scott.


Azimut-Benetti Booked $2.1B in 2021 Backlog

The builder said new models and a “diversified product portfolio” drove sales growth to record levels.