STOP the Saskatchewan Government’s Tax on Fitness

Posted on March 31, 2022 @ 11: 27 am / Updated on March 31, 2022 @ 11: 27 am

By: Fitness Industry Council of Canada

Dear Saskatchewan Fitness Facilities,

On March 24, 2022, the Saskatchewan government announced that they will be implementing a 6% tax on gym goers starting in October 2022.

FIC is opposed to this tax. 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. 

This tax would be an extra provincial sales tax on top of gym memberships. This is something that we do not want for our industry. The reason for this tax is to offset the provincial budget in Saskatchewan by including gym memberships to be taxed in the same category as tobacco. This does not make sense to us.

FIC is taking a stand for our industry. We need your help.


HOW CAN I HELP?

Tell your Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) that you do NOT support this proposed tax increase. Please also encourage your members to write to their MLA about why your facility is important to them and that they also oppose this tax.

YOU CAN FIND YOUR LOCAL MLA HERE AND EMAIL THEM DIRECTLY.

In your letter, please include three things:

  • Let them know that you are a constituent 
  • Request that the tax for gym memberships be removed (and why)
  • Send them the link to the press release from FIC: HERE

You can also share your feedback on the Saskatchewan government’s social media channels: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Please note: FIC is currently working on further strategies similar to our successful postcard campaign. We will keep our members informed.


In health,

Fitness Industry Council of Canada



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