TORONTO — Marineland has registered to lobby the Ontario government with the goal of selling the park.
Andrew Burns, a lawyer who has represented the Niagara Falls, Ont., tourist attraction for years, filed an application with the province’s lobbyist registry on Jan. 10 to seek to influence the Office of the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport as well as other provincial legislators.
In a section describing lobbying goals, Burns wrote “sale of Marineland of Canada Inc.”
“Potential zoning changes to the property to permit development,” Burns wrote. “Potential financial support and tax relief for park development of its operations. Potential requests for relief from taxation in connection with economic development of the tourism development proposal.”
Marineland and Burns did not respond to a request for comment.