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Feb 19, 2013, 18:44 ET CRFA welcomes balanced budget and return to PST

VICTORIA, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia's restaurant industry appreciates the provincial government's commitment to balance the budget and welcomes the April 1 transition to PST which marks...


Feb 14, 2013, 17:21 ET Canadian dairy prices go up yet again

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) announced today the price of industrial milk used to make cheese, yogurt, butter and ice cream will rise 0.9% effective April 1....


Feb 13, 2013, 17:13 ET CRFA commends financial watchdog for catching on to payment network shell game

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Today the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) issued a report indicating payment card network operators are not adhering to the Code of Conduct for the Credit...


Feb 13, 2013, 15:36 ET World's top flair bartenders will dazzle at CRFA Show in Toronto

TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Seven of the world's top 10-ranked flair bartenders will dazzle hospitality professionals in Toronto at the annual Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Show ...


Feb 07, 2013, 11:33 ET Survey: Majority of Canadian restaurateurs plan to hold employment levels steady

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Despite concerns about the economy in the fourth quarter of 2012, most Canadian restaurant operators plan to maintain or add to their current staffing levels, according...


Jan 28, 2013, 16:53 ET Connect: BC's New Food, Drink, and Lodging Exposition launches next October

VANCOUVER, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), the British Columbia Hotel Association (BCHA), and the Alliance of Beverage Licensees (ABLE) are pleased...


Jan 25, 2013, 12:00 ET B.C.'s best chefs and up-and-comers fire it up for glory at BC Food Expo

VANCOUVER, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Dozens of top British Columbia chefs will turn up the heat starting Sunday as they compete in three live competitions at the BC Foodservice Expo, Jan. 27 and 28 at...


Jan 24, 2013, 15:18 ET 2013 restaurant trends front and centre at BC Foodservice Expo

BC's $10-billion restaurant industry gathers Jan. 27 - 28 in Vancouver VANCOUVER, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - British Columbia's restaurant owners and operators will see the hottest new products and...


Jan 15, 2013, 11:45 ET Canada's food safety system front and centre at BC Foodservice Expo breakfast

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - The safety of Canada's food supply from farms to consumers is one of the hot topics that restaurateurs will discuss at this year's Trends Breakfast at the BC...


Jan 07, 2013, 15:37 ET Time is running out to register for the BC Foodservice Expo

VANCOUVER, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - There are only a few weeks to go before the 2013 BC Foodservice Expo, a one-stop shop for new ideas, products and opportunities in the restaurant and hospitality...


Dec 13, 2012, 10:38 ET Bill S-215 on credit card fees tackles key concern of restaurant operators

OTTAWA, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian restaurateurs are concerned and frustrated by the rising fees they are being charged by credit card companies on each customer transaction. The Canadian...


Dec 04, 2012, 18:17 ET CRFA encouraged by changes to Saskatchewan labour legislation

REGINA, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The restaurant sector welcomes much-needed changes to labour legislation announced today by Labour Relations and Workplace Safety Minister Don Morgan. Bill 85 - The...


Dec 04, 2012, 15:46 ET Let's talk: Ontario's restaurant industry supports PC initiative to discuss LCBO

TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario's $24-billion restaurant industry applauds the Progressive Conservative (PC) party for starting a long-overdue discussion about the Liquor Control Board of...


Nov 22, 2012, 11:19 ET Talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos to join restaurant leaders at CRFA Show's Breakfast with Champions

TORONTO, Nov. 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Well-known talk show host and CBC personality George Stroumboulopoulos will take the stage at the CRFA Show Breakfast with Champions event on March 5, 2013. Breakfast...


Nov 21, 2012, 16:14 ET Restaurants oppose retroactive tax increase announced in Quebec budget

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) is giving yesterday's budget a failing grade for increasing taxes on beverage alcohol and requiring...


Nov 21, 2012, 14:52 ET Restaurants support food trucks in Montreal, provided level playing field

MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) will appear today before the Commission permanente du développement économique et urbain et de l'habitation ...


Nov 20, 2012, 13:14 ET CRFA applauds 70+ changes to modernize liquor regulation

REGINA, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority (SLGA) Minister Donna Harpauer announced more than 70 changes to the liquor regulatory regime that address several long-standing ...


Nov 20, 2012, 10:14 ET Open Letter - Restaurant industry calls for new approach to dairy pricing

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - Randy Williamson Chairman Jacques Laforge Chief Executive Officer Gilles Martin Commissioner Canadian Dairy Commission Building 55, NCC Driveway Central Experimental...


Nov 19, 2012, 17:41 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - CRFA to discuss dairy prices with Canadian Dairy Commission

TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Who: Representatives of the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA), including President and CEO Garth Whyte, will meet with the Canadian Dairy...


Nov 16, 2012, 10:00 ET CRFA urges Visa to reconsider planned hike in credit card fees

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - OPEN LETTER November 16, 2012 Mr. Jim Allhusen President and Country Manager Visa Canada Corporation Scotiabank Plaza 40 King St. West, 37th Floor Toronto, Ontario M5H...


Nov 15, 2012, 10:36 ET CRFA Show's Breakfast with Champions: visit social media daily as we reveal mystery panel members

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - There's a star-studded lineup at Breakfast with Champions at the 2013 CRFA Show, and we've got an exciting reveal, a great deal and a fabulous contest! The Reveal:...


Nov 05, 2012, 13:46 ET Manitoba restaurateurs meet with MP Joy Smith

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Manitoba business leaders Diana Coutu, Joe Grande, Leo Groumoutis, Brad Kramble and Doug Stephen were part of a delegation that met with Joy Smith, Member of Parliament...


Nov 05, 2012, 13:34 ET Saskatchewan restaurateur meets with Minister Lynne Yelich

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Saskatchewan business leader Janis Hutton was part of a delegation that met with Hon. Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification this week....


Nov 05, 2012, 13:18 ET Ontario restaurateurs meet with Minister Lisa Raitt

OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario restaurant leaders were part of a delegation that met with federal Labour Minister Lisa Raitt this week to discuss the province's restaurant industry at CRFA's...


Nov 02, 2012, 12:27 ET P.E.I restaurateur meets with Minister Gail Shea

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - P.E.I. business leader Liam Dolan was part of a delegation that met with Minister of National Revenue and federal Minister Responsible for Prince Edward Island Gail Shea...