Authors Articles by Terry Rees

Articles by Terry Rees

Terry Rees
4 Articles
Terry Rees is the Executive Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA), and is based in Peterborough, Ontario. FOCA has represented the interests of Ontario's waterfronts for over 50 years, and is one of the largest landowner membership organizations in the Province. Visit the FOCA website at and follow Terry on Twitter @treesatthelake.
Since family cottages are often not primary residences, family members who inherit a cottage must pay capital gains tax. The Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations believes that increasing the tax rate on capital gains in the attempt to cool off real estate markets will increase the burden on these families even more.

Real estate market fixes could hurt cottagers

Increasing capital gains tax would punish recreational property owners.
Hydro towers and a wind turbine in southern Bruce Peninsula

Rising electricity costs concern rural residents and cottagers

Letter from Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.
The Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations (FOCA) is a not-for-profit membership organization that represents 50,000 families across rural Ontario

Open letter to federal party leaders on issues important to cottagers

Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations asks federal parties to respond to six environmental questions
According to Audubon's Birds and Climate Change Report, the common loon may disappear from its traditional territory by the end of this century as a result of global warming (photo: Kirk Doughty)

Would it still be cottage country without the loon?

An open letter from Terry Rees, Executive Director of the Federation of Ontario Cottagers' Associations.

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