Restaurant spokesperson available to comment on looming LCBO strike

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The deadline for negotiations between the Liquor
Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union
has been extended, but the threat of a strike among the province's 7,000
unionized LCBO workers remains.
    Stephanie Jones is the Ontario Vice President for the Canadian Restaurant
and Foodservices Association (CRFA) and is available to comment on:

    -   The impact an LCBO strike will have on the province's 32,500
        restaurants, bars and caterers
    -   The need for true wholesale pricing on beer, wine and spirits
    -   The value of privatizing Ontario's liquor purchasing and distribution
    -   The tough road ahead for Ontario's restaurant industry

    CRFA is one of Canada's largest business associations, with 33,000
members representing independent and chain restaurants, bars, caterers,
institutions and other foodservice providers. In Ontario, the $23-billion
foodservice industry employs more than 406,000 people and accounts for nearly
4% of the provincial GDP.

For further information:

For further information: To arrange an interview with Stephanie Jones,
contact Jeni Armstrong, CRFA Communications Specialist at (416) 649-4254 or

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