Media Advisory - Credit card companies to appear today at federal hearing into credit card fees



    Restaurant owners hungry for answers

    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - Canadian restaurateurs are hoping some straight
answers will be on the menu when Visa and MasterCard appear before a House of
Commons committee today.

    
    WHAT:

    Visa and MasterCard are scheduled to appear before a joint
    Industry/Finance Committee to explain the skyrocketing fees charged to
    merchants for accepting their credit cards.

    WHEN/WHERE:

    May 14, 2009, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., Parliament Hill, Centre Block Room 237-C,
    Ottawa

    RESTAURANT REACTION:

    A spokesperson for the 33,000-member Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices
    Association (CRFA) will be available for reaction from Toronto. Justin
    Taylor, CRFA's Vice President of Labour and Taxation, can be reached at
    416-649-4214 or 416-550-3458 (cell) or jtaylor@crfa.ca.
    

    CRFA is part of the Stop Sticking it To Us coalition, a group of more
than 250,000 businesses across the country fighting back against skyrocketing
fees charged to merchants for accepting credit card payments.




For further information:

For further information: Justin Taylor, CRFA Vice President Labour and
Taxation, (416) 649-4214 or jtaylor@crfa.ca; Jeni Armstrong, CRFA
Communications Specialist, (416) 649-4254 or jarmstrong@crfa.ca


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