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.
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.
CANADA | Articles by Date
CANADA | Articles by Topic
CANADA | Credit/Debit Fees
CANADA | Environment
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.
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.
CANADA | Licensee Issues
CANADA | Music Royalties
CANADA | Operating Costs
CANADA | Small Business Financing
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.
CANADA | Supply Management
Frozen pizza grant (Video), Sun News Network
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).
CANADA | Taxes
For information on sales taxes, taxes on tips, and other regulations, visit CRFA's online resource centre, RestaurantCentral.ca >
CANADA | Other
CANADA | Federal Budget
CANADA | Federal Election
CANADA | Federal Restaurant Caucus
CANADA | Letters
CANADA | Research Reports