Industry Issues


Canada

CRFA works to ensure that government understands and values the tremendous contribution our industry makes to the economy and social fabric of Canada. We also make sure your voice is heard on important issues ranging from taxes to dairy prices.


CANADA | Photo Gallery

CRFA met with Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander on Nov. 21, 2013 to discuss the importance of the foodservice industry to Canada’s economy, the labour shortage we face, and the impact of TFW program changes on our members. L to R: CRFA Director Gerard Curran (James Joyce Irish Pub and Restaurant), Minister Alexander, and CRFA’s Garth Whyte and Joyce Reynolds.

>> see more photos in our government affairs photo gallery

 

In October 2013, CRFA and its Board of Directors met with Cabinet Ministers, Members of Parliament and representatives from the payment card industry to find a comprehensive solution to unfair credit card fees and practices. Pictured here are CRFA President and CEO Garth Whyte (left) with Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) Maxime Bernier.

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CANADA | Articles by Topic

CANADA | Credit/Debit Fees

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CANADA | Environment

Conserve initiative comes
to Canada

CRFA has partnered with NRA to launch a Canadian version of the Conserve Sustainability Education Programsm – an initiative that helps Canadian restaurant operators become more environmentally friendly in areas ranging from energy use to waste management.

Click here to learn about this initiative.


2013

CANADA | Labour

Hiring Canadians First (PDF)

Restaurants Canada is working with all interested parties to develop the best policy possible to ensure Canadians are hired first in our industry.


CRFA is a supporter of LabourWatch.com, an online service that advances employee rights in labour relations. LabourWatch.com provides resources on unionization, to help your employees make informed choices. 


Minimum Wage Rates
Visit CRFA's online resource centre, RestaurantCentral.ca for wage rates by province > 
Workers' Compensation
For government contacts visit CRFA's online resource centre, RestaurantCentral.ca >
Employment / Labour Standards
Visit CRFA's online resource centre, RestaurantCentral.ca, for information and government links
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CANADA | Licensee Issues

2012

CANADA | Music Royalties

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CANADA | Operating Costs

2013



CANADA | Small Business Financing

Small Business Loans

If your business has gross annual revenues of $5 million or less, you may be eligible for a loan under the Canada Small Business Financing Program. Visit the Industry Canada website for details.

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CANADA | Supply Management

CRFA wants to free your milk

CRFA launched its “Free Your Milk” campaign, which aims to raise public awareness on how Canada’s dairy supply management is driving up costs for consumers.

Click here to join in the conversation.

Click here to read CRFA’s press release on the “Free Your Milk” campaign.

 

Media

Frozen pizza grant (Video), Sun News Network

Canadians flocking to U.S. for cheap milk a sign of a much larger problemVancouver Sun

Supply Management (Video) – Charles Adler, Sun News Network

Dairy supply management (Audio) - CBC’s The Current

Fair cheese please!

CRFA asks government for FAIR CHEESE PLEASE! Click here (PDF) to see our ad in the agriculture edition of The Hill Times, Canada’s newspaper on federal politics (Apr 23, 2012).

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CANADA | Taxes

Tax Questions?

For information on sales taxes, taxes on tips, and other regulations, visit CRFA's online resource centre, RestaurantCentral.ca >

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CANADA | Other

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CANADA | Federal Budget

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CANADA | Federal Election

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CANADA | Federal Restaurant Caucus

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CANADA | Letters

2011

CANADA | Research Reports

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