OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Quebec business leaders Michael Aronovici, Daniel Cousineau and Daniel Labonté were part of a delegation that met with Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and MP for Beauce Maxime Bernier earlier this week. Aronovici - who is President of Montreal's Interaction Restaurants Group and sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) - along with Cousineau (Les Rotisseries St-Hubert, Quebec) and Labonté (Restaurants Normandin, Quebec) discussed the province's restaurant industry with Minister Maxime at CRFA's second Restaurant Industry Summit on Parliament Hill, Oct. 29 - 30.
About CRFA's Restaurant Industry Summit
CRFA's Summit brings together prominent leaders from many of Canada's largest restaurant and foodservice companies with federal Members of Parliament. The two-day event aims to raise the profile and influence of CRFA and Canada's restaurant industry in Ottawa.
About Quebec's restaurant industry
With 20,750 units across Quebec, the restaurant industry injects $13 billion into the provincial economy and offers 266,000 jobs.
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Caption: CRFA met with Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and MP for Beauce Maxime Bernier to discuss Quebec's foodservice industry at CRFA's second Restaurant Industry Summit.
Top photo, clockwise from top: Minister Bernier, local restaurateurs Daniel Labonté and Daniel Cousineau, CRFA's Jean Lefebvre and Justin Taylor, and CRFA Director Michael Aronovici.
Bottom photo, left to right: Local restaurateurs Daniel Labonté and Daniel Cousineau, CRFA's Jean Lefebvre and Justin Taylor, CRFA Director Michael Aronovici and Minister Bernier.
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 $65-billion restaurant industry employs more than 1.1 million people in communities across the country.
SOURCE: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
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