MPP Yurek Welcomes Cancellation of Scheduled 2019 Licence Fee Increase
St. Thomas - Ontario's Government for the People is making life more affordable
for hunters in Elgin-Middlesex-London by putting a stop to hunting licence fee increases
and removing the $2 service fee.
"We're making it easier for Ontarians to enjoy the great outdoors by keeping hunting
licences affordable," said John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry.
"This year, there will be no price hike and no service fee. This will put approximately
$1.6 million back into the pockets of the hard-working people of Ontario."
In addition to freezing fees, the government has updated hunting regulations to
make things better for hunters across the province. These changes include a new
Licence Summary that can be stored on a mobile device or printed at home, paper
tags that replace the old game seals and enhanced hunter reporting.
"The hunting industry contributes nearly half a billion dollars to the Ontario economy,"
said Jeff Yurek, MPP of Elgin-Middlesex-London. "Our hunters are some of the best
stewards of our lands and waters and we want to make it easier for them to enjoy
the world class natural resources in the area."
For more information on hunting in Ontario, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/hunting.
Ontario's Government for the People also recently froze fishing licence fees and
added two new licence-free fishing events in 2019 on the weekends of Mother's Day
and Father's Day. For more information, please visit: https://www.ontario.ca/fishing.
Hunting is worth over $431 million in Ontario
Ontario's Government for the People
is saving Ontarians approximately $4.3 million by freezing fishing and hunting licence
fees and removing service fees
Ontario's new Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service
Fish and Wildlife Licensing Service can be used to get hunting and fishing licensing products