CRFA discussed payroll taxes and red tape for alcohol permits with Quebec’s designated minister to the Finance Minister, Alain Paquet. Pictured left to right: Mario Dupont of Tim Hortons, Minister Alain Paquet and CRFA’s Jean Lefebvre.
(Sep. 2/11) Payroll taxes are hitting our industry hard – the more people operators employ, the more they are taxed. This goes against the Quebec government’s mandate to create jobs and lower the province’s unemployment rate.
CRFA met with the designated minister to the Finance Minister, Alain Paquet, to discuss more effective ways of helping young workers in the restaurant and retail sectors than increasing the minimum wage yearly. We argued a better approach would be to reduce payroll costs, helping both employees and employers.
Red tape on the agenda
Over the summer, CRFA also met with MNAs to discuss red tape in the sale of beverage alcohol. We worked to gather cabinet support so changes can be made soon.