Public Meeting on Municipal Accommodation Tax

January 28th, 2020

Petawawa Town Council received a presentation on September 16, 2019 from the Ottawa Valley Tourism Association (OVTA) on a widely debated topic known as the Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT).  The OVTA presented material that gave a background of the concept and the legislative changes that have come into effect that are part of the  MAT implementation process.  The OVTA encouraged Council to undertake a community review of the concept.  Council directed staff to undertake these consultations and report those findings in the first quarter of 2020. 

As part of these consultations, there was an invitation led meeting with the Petawawa Accommodators followed by a presentation to the Petawawa Business Advisory Group.  Both sessions were well attended and received.  To share further information and capture the public comment on this subject, a public meeting will take place in the hall of the Civic Centre on Tuesday, January 28th from 6 - 8 pm.   We thank everyone for their respectful participation in this process.

If you have any questions about the public session, please contact Community Services at 613-687-5678 or email