Media Advisory - GST and tax harmonization: Foodservice industry spokesperson available for comment

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - A cut to the GST is eagerly anticipated by
Canada's restaurant operators, as it will mitigate the negative impact of this
unfair tax. The industry opposes sales tax harmonization in Ontario,
Saskatchewan and British Columbia, however, as it will result in significant
new taxes for residents of these provinces.
    The 34,000-member Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA)
represents Canada's $53-billion foodservice industry.

    For comment after today's economic update, please contact:

    Joyce Reynolds,
    CRFA Executive Vice President, Government Affairs
    (416) 649-4219 or (416) 738-9204

For further information:

For further information: Jill Holroyd, CRFA Vice President, Research and
Communications, (416) 649-4217

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