FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2012
REGINA – The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association (CRFA) commends the provincial government for delivering a fiscally prudent 2012-2013 budget, but is disappointed by the lack of action on modernizing Saskatchewan’s outdated liquor regulations and pricing.
“A positive and stable business climate allows our members to grow, prosper and create job opportunities in communities across the province,” says CRFA’s Vice President Saskatchewan-Manitoba, Dwayne Marling. “As one of Saskatchewan’s largest employers, the restaurant industry looks forward to continuing to work with the government in building a strong provincial economy.”
While CRFA is pleased that no new taxes are included in the budget, it is disappointed the government did not respond to recommendations that would modernize the province’s antiquated liquor regulations and create a more progressive and fair pricing system. CRFA will continue to raise this issue on behalf of its members.
Saskatchewan’s restaurant industry generates $1.9-billion in economic activity annually and directly employs 32,600 people, making it the fourth-largest private-sector employer.
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