CRFA thanks Minister Aggelonitis for applying fair policy across Ontario

TORONTO, May 30 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) would like to thank the Minister of Consumer Services Sophia Aggelonitis for allowing all Ontario operators to adjust drinking hours in celebration of the World Cup of Soccer.

Following Toronto City Council's recent motion to allow drinking establishments to start serving alcohol at 10 a.m. instead of 11 a.m. during the upcoming international sporting event, CRFA urged the Minister to extend this policy across the province so all operators may benefit from this unique opportunity.

"We appreciate Minister Aggelonitis responding to our request for a fair policy across Ontario," said Stephanie Jones, CRFA's Vice President Ontario. "Thanks to her prompt action, all Ontario operators now have the flexibility to better meet customer needs."

As a significant international event, the World Cup of Soccer is a time people come together to celebrate as a community. By slightly adjusting drinking hours to align with matches in another time zone, Ontario's 17,000 licensed establishments that are still struggling to recover from the recession can equally take advantage of this event.

SOURCE Restaurants Canada

For further information: For further information: CRFA at (416) 738-7134 or (416) 433-1002

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