Red tape the number one issue in CRFA election survey
TORONTO, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - The red tape reduction commission announced
today by Prime Minister Harper is welcome news to the thousands of
small business people who operate Canada's 80,000 restaurants, says the
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA).
During the recent Toronto election, a CRFA survey showed that cutting
red tape and bureaucracy is the number one issue for restaurant owners,
with 90 per cent saying it was important or very important to their
"Canada's restaurant industry applauds Prime Minister Harper and
Minister Moore for taking steps to remove a major hurdle for those who
own and operate small businesses -- including the restaurants, coffee
shops and pubs that create vibrant communities and job opportunities
across the country," says CRFA President and CEO Garth Whyte, who
attended today's announcement.
A recent Ipsos poll found that restaurants are the number one source of
first jobs, with 22 per cent of Canadians getting their start in the
industry, and that 32 per cent of Canadians have worked in the
restaurant industry at some point in their lives.
CRFA is one of Canada's largest business associations, with more than
30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions
and other foodservice providers. Canada's $60-billion foodservice
industry employs more than one million people in communities across the
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
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