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Aug 15, 2017, 17:15 ET BC holds the line on previously-announced minimum wage increases

VANCOUVER, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - The new British Columbia government confirmed it won't tinker with the previously-announced $.50 increases to BC's general minimum wage and liquor server wage....


Jul 20, 2017, 12:51 ET Survey shows Ontario minimum wage hike will force 81% of restaurateurs to cut jobs

TORONTO, July 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario's restaurant owners have crunched the numbers on the government's planned minimum wage increases, and the results aren't pretty. According to a recent...


Jun 22, 2017, 19:00 ET #CorkTheTax Coalition bolstered by strong support of thousands of Canadians

TORONTO, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Beer Canada, Restaurants Canada, Spirits Canada and the Canadian Vintners Association are grateful for the overwhelming support they and their customers received from...


May 31, 2017, 15:15 ET #CorkTheTax Coalition Hoping Senate of Canada Repeals Hidden Tax Hikes

OTTAWA, May 31, 2017 /CNW/ - A coalition of voices that represent beer, wine, spirits, foodservices, hospitality, farmers and suppliers in Canada is pushing back on the federal government's plan to...


May 30, 2017, 12:47 ET Wynne government plays politics with youth jobs

TORONTO, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Today's announcement of a $15/hr minimum wage, combined with other costly changes to Employment Standards, betrays the trust of Ontario's business community -- including ...


Apr 27, 2017, 09:30 ET Quebecers want better access to a wide variety of wine

OTTAWA, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Today's Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) poll on wine imports and distribution reveals most Quebecers believe the current system impedes restaurants and their...


Apr 07, 2017, 17:41 ET Restaurants Canada toasts new free trade agreement

TORONTO, April 7, 2017 /CNW/ - The restaurant industry welcomes the new Canada Free Trade Agreement, unveiled today, as it is more inclusive. The old agreement only dealt with a few select sectors,...


Mar 29, 2017, 17:52 ET Quebec budget gets personal taxes right, but fails on alcohol

QUEBEC CITY, March 29, 2017 /CNW/ - The Quebec budget delivered yesterday puts ups no new hurdles for the restaurant industry, but does little to alleviate current problems, such as the cumbersome...


Mar 28, 2017, 17:56 ET Restaurants Canada Digital Bootcamp

Get the right digital skills to grow your foodservice business TORONTO, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Are you ready to flex your digital muscle? Restaurants Canada invites restaurant owners and operators to ...


Mar 22, 2017, 19:33 ET Federal budget contains mixed news for restaurant industry

OTTAWA, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - Today's federal budget is a mix of good and bad news for restaurant and bar operators. The industry is pleased to see progress on trade liberalization and tourism...


Mar 22, 2017, 17:34 ET Saskatchewan kills food tax fairness with new 6% meal tax

Hospitality industry could lose $140 million in sales REGINA, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Saskatchewan government has created an unfair playing field for the province's struggling restaurant industry...


Mar 06, 2017, 16:22 ET Restaurants Canada celebrates innovation, leadership and culinary excellence

TORONTO, March 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Three outstanding leaders and innovators from Canada's foodservice industry were recognized with a Restaurants Canada Award of Excellence at last week's RC Show in...


Feb 28, 2017, 11:15 ET Restaurants Canada launches Making Moments campaign for Canada 150

TORONTO, Feb. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - We all have a special restaurant moment. What's yours? For Canada 150, Restaurants Canada is launching Making Moments, a campaign to collectively celebrate and share...


Feb 24, 2017, 14:11 ET Beer lovers, rejoice! Craft beer holds on to top spot in 2017 Canadian Chef Survey

Plus, chefs reveal the quintessential Canadian food TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Craft beer isn't going anywhere. For the third year in a row, this potent potable is the No. 1 hot trend in...


Feb 24, 2017, 09:00 ET Restaurants Canada celebrates Canada 150 with RC Nation's Feast

TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Restaurants Canada is marking Canada 150 with RC Nation's Feast, a tribute to Canada's rich culinary heritage on Feb. 27, 2017 at Toronto's historic Casa Loma. An...


Jan 25, 2017, 12:59 ET Experience Canada Unleashed at RC Show 2017

Canada's Largest Foodservice and Hospitality event returns to the Enercare Centre Feb. 26-28 TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Grab a seat. Pour a glass. Indulge. RC Show 2017 is where the industry...


Jan 24, 2017, 09:00 ET N.S. liquor licence change is good for restaurants and their customers

HALIFAX, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Changes to Nova Scotia Liquor Licensing Regulations announced this morning will allow restaurant owners to better serve their customers. Changes for customers...


Jan 20, 2017, 13:30 ET P.E.I. restaurateur Liam Dolan appointed to National Restaurant Association Board of Directors

CHARLOTTETOWN, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Liam Dolan of Charlottetown is joining the Board of Directors of the Washington-based National Restaurant Association. Dolan, who owns the Claddagh Oyster Bar,...


Jan 20, 2017, 11:51 ET Quebec's planned minimum wage increases ease uncertainty for restaurants

MONTREAL, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Labour Minister Dominique Vien announced a series of annual minimum wage increases, providing restaurants with some certainty about a key component of their costs...


Dec 15, 2016, 12:49 ET Restaurants Canada welcomes softening of harsh changes to foreign worker program

TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Restaurants Canada welcomes the repeal of a 2011 regulation that limits temporary foreign workers to a maximum of four years in Canada. This is an important first step...


Oct 12, 2016, 11:13 ET Restaurants Canada inks new agreement with HostMilano to put Canadian foodservice businesses on world stage

HostMilano is world's largest hospitality trade show TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Restaurants Canada has partnered with HostMilano to showcase Canada's foodservice industry internationally and open ...


Sep 30, 2016, 17:39 ET Alberta restaurants fear more closures and job cuts with major wage hike

CALGARY, Sept. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Alberta's restaurateurs don't know how they will survive another major labour cost increase in the midst of a recession where sales continue to decline. This is the...


Sep 20, 2016, 12:51 ET Standing Committee report recommends more rational approach to foreign worker program

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Many of the long-awaited recommendations from the federal Standing Committee on Human Resources and Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) to reform the temporary foreign...


Sep 19, 2016, 15:02 ET Carr's Oyster Bar hooks Restaurants Canada award for shellfish excellence

CHARLOTTETOWN, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Phyllis Carr of Carr's Oyster Bar made a splash at the P.E.I. International Shellfish Festival this weekend, taking home the first-ever Restaurants Canada...


Sep 15, 2016, 13:50 ET B.C. restaurateurs struggling with arbitrary hikes to minimum wage

VANCOUVER, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The B.C. government has gone back on its 2015 commitment to link future minimum wage increases to the Consumer Price Index – today's 3.8 per cent hike is more than...