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Sep 30, 2013, 12:35 ET Informed Dining: Manitoba second province to adopt national program

WINNIPEG, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Over the next few months, Manitoba restaurant guests will start to see the Informed Dining logo at their favourite chain restaurants. Officially launched today by...


Sep 30, 2013, 12:00 ET CRFA has eight ideas to modernize B.C. liquor policies

VANCOUVER, Sept. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has submitted eight proposals to the B.C. Liquor Policy Review now underway - from allowing licensees to...


Sep 11, 2013, 14:15 ET Restaurant industry supports stiffer penalties for "zapper" software

EDMONTON, Sept. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association supports measures announced today to crack down on those who produce, sell, possess or use electric suppression...


Sep 09, 2013, 12:08 ET Employment Insurance premium freeze welcome news for restaurant operators

OTTAWA, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) commends the federal government for listening to its concerns and freezing the EI premium rate for employers...


Sep 04, 2013, 09:00 ET CRFA and ShiftPlanning.com are making hospitality scheduling easier and affordable

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) has joined forces with ShiftPlanning.com to offer members a significant discount on web-based employee...


Aug 20, 2013, 12:08 ET CRFA welcomes James Rilett as new Vice President, Ontario

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Rilett as Vice President, Ontario, effective Aug. 13. Rilett ...


Jul 30, 2013, 10:42 ET OPEN LETTER - LCBO Mix-up: Diplomats get wholesale price discounts, while restaurant owners pay full retail price

TORONTO, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Dear LCBO Board of Directors, I am writing to you on behalf of an industry that represents nearly 10 per cent of LCBO sales, contributes $25 billion annually to...


Jul 29, 2013, 09:47 ET CRFA Show returns to Direct Energy Centre March 2-4, 2014

TORONTO, July 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Show -- the premiere event for Canada's vibrant hospitality industry -- returns to the Direct Energy Centre in...


Jul 24, 2013, 11:19 ET Survey: Bad weather dampens business outlook for restaurants

TORONTO, July 24, 2013 /CNW/ - A weak economy coupled with a deluge of bad weather around the country has dampened business expectations for restaurant operators. The Canadian Restaurant and...


Jul 23, 2013, 12:08 ET Competition Tribunal says it's time to regulate credit card fees: Restaurants agree

OTTAWA, July 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Competition Tribunal may have rejected the complaint against credit card companies on unfair rules, but it has found that a stronger regulatory framework for credit...


Jul 22, 2013, 17:00 ET Restaurant industry awaits Competition Tribunal ruling on unfair credit card practices

OTTAWA, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) will be keeping a close eye on tomorrow's decision from the Competition Tribunal on unfair and...


Jun 12, 2013, 09:00 ET Major Manitoba business and taxpayer organizations urge Premier Selinger to reverse PST hike

WINNIPEG, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Six business and taxpayer organizations released an open letter to Manitoba's Premier today, calling on him to reverse the decision to raise the provincial sales tax....


May 17, 2013, 16:01 ET Restaurateurs welcome modernization of Saskatchewan's liquor regulations

REGINA, May 17, 2013 /CNW/ - The further modernization of Saskatchewan's liquor regulations implemented this week is welcome news to the province's $2-billion restaurant sector. Saskatchewan's...


May 16, 2013, 17:50 ET Modernization of Manitoba's liquor laws good news for restaurateurs, all Manitobans

WINNIPEG, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The provincial government's move to modernize liquor laws is welcome news to Manitoba's $2-billion restaurant sector. On behalf of the province's licensed restaurants,...


May 16, 2013, 12:20 ET Looming LCBO strike just the tip of the iceberg for Ontario bars and restaurants

TORONTO, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario's bars and restaurants are operating under a cloud of uncertainty heading into a busy long weekend due to the threat of a strike by Liquor Control Board of...


May 07, 2013, 10:29 ET Survey shows restaurateurs optimistic for sizzling summer sales

TORONTO, May 7, 2013 /CNW/ - With patio season upon us, more than one-third of restaurateurs expect sales growth to pick up steam over the next six months. The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices...


May 02, 2013, 17:39 ET Ontario restaurants will play a major role in youth employment

TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Ontario's $25 billion restaurant industry is prepared to play a significant role to grow youth employment - a priority in the 2013 Ontario Budget. Future labour shortages ...


May 01, 2013, 17:02 ET Media Advisory - Restaurant industry spokespeople available at tomorrow's Ontario budget

TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - As one of the province's largest employers, Ontario's restaurant industry will be watching tomorrow's budget for actions that help operators grow their businesses,...


May 01, 2013, 12:18 ET “No PST Hike” Rally Tomorrow

WINNIPEG, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF), Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) reminded...


Apr 26, 2013, 14:17 ET Media Advisory: Coalition to Host Rally at Legislature to Stop PST Hike

WINNIPEG, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - A coalition of Manitoba organizations have joined forces to host a rally at the Legislature to stop the planned PST hike. All Manitobans are urged to attend. When:...


Apr 26, 2013, 10:38 ET New Poll Shows NDP Labour Platform out of Sync with British Columbians

TORONTO, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbians recognize that small businesses are the backbone of the economy and that BC's current labour policies are working well for small business employers...


Apr 23, 2013, 16:58 ET Make Informed Dining Ontario's standard nutrition information program

TORONTO, April 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The restaurant industry supports the City of Toronto in seeking provincial action on providing nutrition information - and urges Ontario to adopt the Informed Dining...


Apr 16, 2013, 17:26 ET Manitoba budget lines government's pockets at the expense of restaurants

WINNIPEG, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's Manitoba budget further shrinks the size of the economic pie by raising taxes and labour costs, on top of a hike in liquor prices. All three increases will...


Apr 15, 2013, 16:28 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Manitoba's 2013 budget: Restaurant industry spokesperson available for comment

WINNIPEG, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Dwayne Marling, Manitoba-Saskatchewan Vice President of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), will be available to provide small business...


Apr 10, 2013, 16:28 ET Temporary Foreign Worker Program: Separating the myths and facts

TORONTO, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program is critical to restaurant operators in select geographical regions in Canada, where they have no other staffing options for...