Quebec to harmonize hotel taxes
Premier Philippe Couillard speaks in St. Georges de Beauce on Friday Aug. 28, 2015
Premier Philippe Couillard announced Monday his government's intention to harmonize hotel taxes.
It's part of a bid to improve the promotion of Quebec as a tourist destination.
However Couillard rejected a newspaper report that his government would add a new tax on all-inclusive packages that Quebecers take abroad. He said that would have a negative impact on middle-class families going on vacation.
The proposal he is making is expected to generate an extra $17 million due to tax harmonization.
With a file from The Canadian Press